Financial Analyst (AVS)

Dixons Carphone / Accounting and Finance

Job Number: DC-SF03606

Location: Acton

Contract: Full Time / Permanent


Join our new and exciting team - Services - in Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company. We’re changing the way we provide the consumers of today and tomorrow a way to stay connected as homes become ‘smarter’ and we become ever more reliant on technology to power our lives in a constantly changing world.

There couldn’t be a more incredible time to join us, and to play a part in our growing success story as we become the UK’s Digital Leader in Technology support.

This role will be responsible for providing effective financial reporting across the Services Commercial team and UK&I Services teams for Added Value Services (AVS). This includes preparation of strategic reviews and plan, improving controls and processes.

 You will:

  • Facilitate weekly and monthly MI process for Services categories, ensuring category level commercial trading meetings are supported with accurate and value adding reporting.
  • Production of commercial reporting (including P&L and working capital reporting) is accurate and timely
  • Deliver commercial insight through financial understanding, analysis and interpretation to maximise trading opportunities which will add shareholder value in a retail trading environment
  • Provide financial commercial insight and recommendations covering trading business decisions including pricing, sales, margin, promotions, range changes, trading agreements, supplier income, stock, product competitor analysis and sales initiatives
  • Provide ad hoc analysis to enable Category and Commercial teams to deliver their strategy.
  • Provide input into the AVS financial plan covering sales, margin, and costs (including reporting, variance to latest current financial plan and risks and opportunities tracker)
  • Model initiatives creating clear plans using defined methodologies
  • Drive the understanding of performance metrics supporting and mentoring finance and non-finance colleagues to deliver enhanced performance across the business

 You will have:

  • An Accounting Qualification (ACA, CIMA or ACCA Qualified or equivalent), ideally a recently Qualified Accountant with relevant experience gained within a commercial environment
  • Experience gained within a business which manages a subscriber base to which it seeks to up-/cross-sell different products (desirable)
  • Strong business partnering experience with a track record of influencing decisions, challenging performance and embedding ownership of financials with operators
  • Proven capacity to bring clarity to complex financial and accounting arrangements
  • An ability to manage stakeholders at all levels of the business, including confidence to attend high level meetings and contribute effectively
  • Solid technical accounting & control skill set
  • Confidence in questioning traditional assumptions and skilled at persuading others to take a different approach
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills

Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.