Commercial Finance Analyst

About On The Beach
We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading online retailers of beach holidays - from humble beginnings in 2004 as a start-up business in a terraced house in Macclesfield, England, to our 2015 listing on the London Stock Exchange; we now send nearly one million happy customers away on their perfect beach holiday each year. With huge opportunities for growth, we’re on a long-term mission to become Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays, so our story’s only really just begun… Our award-winning team has relocated to our multi-million digital HQ in the heart of Manchester and we are looking for passionate, experienced and like-minded finance wizards to join our journey.

People are our business
Recruiting, engaging and retaining staff with the right On the Beach DNA is important to us and we have exciting plans to continue this investment and develop our fantastic working environment to further support our values and vision to be Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. But it doesn't stop there. We're proud to have a fantastic team culture too. To encourage this, our teams get state of the art technology to work with, a casual dress code, a chill out area, as well as continuous support and learning. We support and provide an environment in which our employees can flourish. We celebrate when things have gone right and if things don’t go quite to plan we all rally around each other. Above all we work together as a team.

What’s the role all about?

In this role, you will work closely with Commercial Finance Manager by providing timely and meaningful analysis on all areas of trading.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand key trends driving performance 
  • Daily / Weekly trading analysis to highlight any issues and understand trends 
  • Production of standard and ad hoc reports to help understand performance trends 
  • Conduct deep dive analysis on any unusual performance 
  • Support with the completion of commercial team month end processes 
  • Analysis of the performance of commercial contracts with key suppliers 
  • Support with budgeting and forecasting process 
  • Other ad hoc analysis and support where required 

 Essential Experience

  • Part-qualified Accountant (CIMA or equivalent) or interested in commencing studies 
  • Ideally commercial experience in a Finance role  
  • Strong Excel skills with experience of Vlookups, Sumifs, pivot tables and graphs.  
  • Ability to work as part of fast paced team 
  • Strong team player with the ability to work with other teams  

This is the place

To elevate your career and join a passionate operations team, striving to provide the best customer experience. We sell holidays, so the office is bright, people smile and we’re always excited! We believe in maintaining a positive work/life balance, so to help out, we offer flexible working, discounts on local amenities. To help you find the time to really relax (as well as helping you become a genuine beach expert) we offer generous staff discounts for your family and friends on our fantastic beach holidays. On top of this we offer, workplace pension, wellness sessions, comprehensive healthcare plan, training and development, social events, enhanced maternity/paternity pay...the list goes on.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation. 

You will be kindly asked to provide your equality information as part of your application process to On The Beach. Any personal equality information given to On The Beach will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for monitoring and identifying improvement areas. All the information disclosed by applicants is stored on our ATS, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can only be accessed by selected Human Resources team members.