Finance Analyst Location: Teddington Salary: £ competitive Closing Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018 Established in 1993, Brand Architekts recognised an opportunity to bring innovative, exciting and credible products to the world of premium mass market beauty. Today we are one of the top 25 biggest beauty players in the UK, and one of the fastest growing businesses within the UK beauty marketplace. Privately owned for many years, Brand Architekts was acquired by Swallowfield plc in 2016 and is now a subsidiary of Swallowfield plc. We now have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated Financial Analyst to support the Group Commercial Controller and Senior Management with the provision of timely and accurate analysis and reporting of business performance identifying trends, issues and opportunities Liaising with Supply chain and Brand Managers to produce robust sales forecasts and budgets, costing and sales quotation systems. You will have a talent for identifying key financial trends, issues and opportunities, reporting on product sales and profitability on a multi-faceted level, identifying rationale for variances and opportunities for improvement. The successful candidate will have a strong commercial acumen, confident to work remotely of the group functions, you will have a keen eye for detail and have an analytical approach to problem solving. An excellent communicator, you will be capable of presenting financial information and messages to key stakeholders on all levels. We are looking for a strong influencer, who is self motivated and able to work with a dynamic brand team at brand and group level. You will be a qualified or part-qualified accountant (preferably CIMA or ACCA) and must possess advanced excel skills.