Commercial Analyst

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Admin and Secretarial
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a full time job position
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Up to £30,000
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Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

A world leading content marketing agency

We build content strategy and creative that delivers results for brands. We work with our clients across many sectors, from banking to retail, automotive to technology. We create, build and deliver content in multiple channels including video, print and social media.

As our Commercial Analyst you will be responsible for the control of key financial and commercial processes across a number of client accounts. You will have regular contact with the account management teams, ensuring the working capital is handled effectively and efficiently. In addition you will assist the Senior Commercial Manager in the preparation of analysis on the commercial performance of these clients.

As a Commercial Analyst you are expected to be a focused, inquisitive person able to manage your time well and actively look for problems as well as identifying solutions. Working closely with other departments will require excellent communication skills that maintain good working relationships but also convey authority.


Your key tasks and responsibilities:

Financial Accounting

  • Raising client billing requests to the Accounts Receivable team in line with contractual agreements
  • Client specific journal entries for a portfolio of clients including revenue recognition, cost accrual and deferral and management of non-billable’s.
  • Day to day monitoring of all balance sheet accounts covering client WIP, deferred and accrued costs; including the analysis, reconciliation and reporting on such amounts.
  • Reporting of working capital management including analysis and suggestions for operational improvements.


  • Leading SOX compliance testing and prepare the month end files for review by the Senior Commercial Manager
  • Assist in establishing effective control procedures to ensure SOX compliance
  • Manage insurance limits for all outstanding Accounts Receivable balances


  • Creating and updating reports to provide relevant data to our senior management team about staff utilisation and client profitability
  • Have knowledge of the forecasts for our client contracts
  • Assist with data entry into reporting software for forecast submission
  • Provide variance analysis of the financial performance of the client contracts for both revenue and direct costs
  • Assist with reporting to group finance with variance analysis
  • Attend commercial review meetings to discuss financial performance of client contracts


Key skills required for your role:


A good basic understanding of accounting standards is critical along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel; you will also need to demonstrate the ability to understand and address commercial issues.


You should be confident writing reports in a fashion and style suitable for the intended recipient who may not have a financial background. Your verbal communication skills should demonstrate a professional and personable style to help champion both trust and understanding but also engender respect in those from other disciplines.


You must be able to communicate ideas easily and clearly to individuals across the organisation. You should have a personable style, so you can work with both internal stakeholders and our clients making sure you and our organisation are both credible, reliable and trustworthy.

Key Values

Throughout our organisation, we have key values which we actively support and apply in the workplace, these apply to all our staff. These include:

  • Be the very best quality in everything we do.
  • Provide energy, enthusiasm and positive support for ideas and opinions.
  • Act with friendliness, humanity and respect for the people we work with.
  • A team effort throughout, which supports excellent individual talent.
  • Be mature in approach and organised in everything we do.
  • Actively support a dedicated and proud culture.

Reporting line:

In your role you will report to the Senior Commercial Manager


To apply please send in your CV with a cover letter telling us why your skills and experience make you the right person for the job to

Closing Date: 20/04/2018

Please be aware that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunities employer and therefore emphasises, in accordance with employment law that recruitment and selection decisions will not be made on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, disability or age.


To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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