Senior Finance Analyst - Global (Customer Propositions & Initiatives)

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are currently looking for a Senior Finance Analyst to join our Global team within Finance.

Our finance function operates at the heart of ASOS. Say goodbye to preconceptions of bean-counters and hello to a multi-functional, business facing department. Our Global Finance team work closely with stakeholders all over the business to drives sales, understand profit and model out investment opportunities.

ASOS is an online retailer for fashion-loving 20-somethings. Through market-leading web and app experiences and a selection of more than 850 brands, as well as own-brand clothing and accessories, ASOS serves 24.5 million customers in 200 markets and in ten languages. We are led by our purpose, driven by our mission and guided by our values. Our purpose is to give you the confidence to be whoever you want to be and our mission is to become the world's number one destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings. Our values are authentic, brave, creative and disciplined. 

Here at ASOS, working in Finance means working collaboratively with the business to deliver our mission. Simply put, the role of ASOS Finance is to build and protect business value. As a team, we enable ASOS to be its best self by:  

  • Driving long-term growth, profitability, and free cash flow   
  • Implementing brilliant processes and controls, levering lean, automation and data science  
  • Ensuring ASOS delivers its shorter-term goals  
  • Building a leading team and defining new ways of doing finance  

We love people who are as passionate about our journey as we are, who have initiative and who embrace change. If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you and your experience for the role of Senior Finance Analyst.

Job Description

This role primarily focuses on business partnering with the Customer Growth & Marketing teams to support them with planning, forecasting and subsequently tracking their sales driving initiatives. You will take ownership of our student customer group, working closely with our insights team to develop business cases to drive growth within this customer segment. Additionally, this role will involve partnering our Global Trade team on country/territory specific business cases to ensure that we are serving our customers all over the world to the highest possible standard whilst maintaining profitability.

This role is highly commercial with a huge scope to drive meaningful change within the business as we progress with improvements and innovations to drive our ambition to be the number one destination for fashion loving 20-somethings. We are therefore looking for someone who is highly commercial, gets their energy from challenging assumptions and translating abstract concepts into robust financial models, and enjoys building relationships with stakeholders but isn’t afraid to have a healthy debate.

What you'll be doing...

  • Act as a finance business partner with various stakeholders, supporting the business to build and forecast sales driving initiatives, working with them through to implementation.
  • Own the measurement of the performance of Student and Customer Lifecycle sales initiatives once they go live.
  • Work with the Global Trade team to financially assess and verify country/territory specific sales or profit initiatives.
  • Create post investment wrap ups with stakeholders and insights team, presenting findings and recommendations back to Heads Of and Directors.
  • Feed initiatives sales forecasts into whole company budget and reforecasts, ensuring they are captured accurately and completely.
  • Coordinate with other finance teams to ensure that any other incremental impacts of business cases are fed into budgets.
  • Regularly work on ad-hoc analysis and scenario modelling to support the rest of the team.
  • Contribute to weekly reporting for C-suite.

 

    Qualifications

     

    We'd love to meet someone with...

    • Applicants must have an accounting qualification to be eligible for this role (preferably CIMA, ACCA or ACA).
    • Business partnering & stakeholder management experience.
    • A proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet tight deadlines.
    • A strong financial modelling and analytical skills.
    • Advanced skills in Excel.
    • A high standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data.
    • An ability to organise own work and to take initiative.
    • An ability to determine insightful observations from detail for management attention.
    • Commercial awareness.
    • Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills.
    • A flexible approach and is open to change.
    • A pro-active attitude.

    Additional Information

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary, bonus and pension matching.
    • Life insurance, free private medical care, ride to work scheme + more.
    • A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you.
    • Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes.
    • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!
    • Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms.
    • A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days and celebrations, charity days and opportunities to visit our charity partners to name just a few.
    • Huge staff discounts and sample sales.

    We are all equal!

    We’re committed to creating an inclusive workforce.  We believe in a world where you have the freedom to explore and express yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Where you value yourself and feel proud of who you are. Where individuality is a source of confidence because difference makes the world a better place.

    We want our people to be whoever they want to be. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but how’re we doing it?

    Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work.  We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.  

    We’re proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. We’ve also recently been placed 8th  in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

    There are safe space employee networks and we host a monthly DEI events series to help support and celebrate all of our people. We are constantly listening to our people, evolving, changing and taking a flexible approach to how we make ASOS truly inclusive.

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