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Commercial Finance Analyst

PZ Cussons

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

NGN Confidential
1 month ago

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We are PZ Cussons. Our purpose is For everyone, for life, for good .

Sustainability and the wellbeing of people, families and communities everywhere are at the heart of everything that we do.
Since our founding in 1884, we have been creating products to delight, care for and nourish consumers. Across our core categories of Hygiene, Baby and Beauty, our trusted and well-loved brands include Carex, Cussons Baby, Sanctuary Spa and St. Tropez.


Review monthly rebate plan and set-up discount based on approvals, while ensuring that rebate payment is accurately paid, and necessary approval given before system set-up. Translate the monthly volume forecast into a financial projection for the business. Provide financial support to commercial Business planning meeting (IMEX, CPM and NAPP). Ensure that the business forecast is reviewed and approved. Ensure that the business has a robust Risk and opportunity portfolio identified during business planning meetings is managed properly. Produce the monthly business report providing a detailed explanation of variances versus plan. Ensure category and brand variances are correctly analysed into the price, volume, mix and cost variance and corrective actions required are reported to the marketing team. Carry out new product development analysis and Capex financial justification analysis. Prepare pre and post evaluation of new product development, consumer, and trade promotions. Work with the various function of the business to provide financial decision support and take a proactive approach to cost control. (GM analysis, promotion appraisal, price review, MIs etc) Report and monitor overhead and media spend monthly and ensure variances are explained and understood by budget holders. Support commercial strategy and planning for the regional team for their annual 5YP â including monthly trends actual versus budget. Support the team on all other ad-hoc activities.


1.Bachelorâs degree/ HND in Finance or Accounting

2.Membership of any of the following accounting bodies such as ICAN, ACCA, CIMA, CFA and ICAEW with emphasis on those who have completed their exams.

3.Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in an FMCG environment.

4.Two yearsâ relevant operational experience in Finance (Business Planning / Dynamic Forecasting)

5.Expert Level proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel

6.Meticulous and analytical approach to data

7.Good interpersonal, facilitation and Communication Skills

8. Completion of NYSC is a major requirement

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