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Finance Analyst

About the role

We have 2 vacancies for Finance Analysts to provide reporting, planning and analytical support to the Finance Team and the wider business teams to aid financial control and decision making whether for trading, financial services, marketing, operational or support functions.

Role Responsibilities


  • Ensure accurate & timely month end accounts with insightful commentary. To include balance sheet reconciliations, highlighting risks and opportunities.
  • Pro-actively work with business functions / departments to ensure schedules – whether income, margin, cost or commitment are accurate & provided in a timely manner with variances clearly explained.
  • Schedules & systems for monitoring spend maintained & processes adhered to: For example: PO system & spend tracker
  • Understand and produce schedules and period end journal for business functions
  • Produce and explain variance analysis for month end and planning
  • Being comfortable creating and delivering presentation of financial information to budget holders
  • Understand and challenge areas of responsibility in the P&L




  • Provide accurate financial analysis to aid commercial decision making, and dealing with ad-hoc requests
  • Support business case production and project accounting



  • Understand and agree timetable with FP&A ensuring that stakeholders understand deadlines and expectations
  • Update/maintain forecast models in conjunction with agreed assumptions and planned activities
  • Understand / challenge forecast assumptions and impact on business P&L
  • Complete relevant templates to other business units to enable operational planning and financial recharges – being confident in the information provided and prepared to field challenge.
  • Upload & reconcile total business budgets / forecasts to D365



  • Build business relationships to ensure objectives achieved
  • Inquisitive approach to problem solving
  • Deputise for Managers where appropriate
  • Attend and contribute to cost and income planning / actuals meetings ensuring pre information provided and deadlines met
  • Other duties as required



  • To be committed to good outcomes for customers at all times
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable UK and local regulations, Company Policies and FCA Conduct Rules
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our Company values
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by acts and omissions at work

About you

Role Related Skills, Specialist Knowledge and Experience

  • Strong user of Word, Excel- able to set up tables, spreadsheets, graphs etc 
  • Basic commercial understanding of business and retailing. 
  • Studying/aiming towards a professional accountancy qualification
  • Retail experience preferable – but certainly some understanding of the challenges & KPI’s in managing a retail business
  • Understanding of the importance of the accuracy of the detail that underpins management accounts
  • Commercial awareness - the ability to apply that understanding to the role’s requirements.
  • Ability to persuade other people to an objective point of view
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate written & oral financial information clearly & concisely to all levels of personnel – providing summaries which facilitate a clear interpretation of the detail and enable quick decision making
  • Strong Excel and reporting skills, including modelling and visual basic.
  • Ability to deliver to strict reporting deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
  • General ledger experience

Other relevant experience

  • Worked in a group or team to deliver a project

Qualifications & Professional Development/Memberships

  • Maths and English grade C or above, or equivalent.
  • AAT qualified or studying towards ACCA, CIMA or ACA

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines with high levels of accuracy 
  • Able to commute to Bradford city centre (hybrid working).

Why FGH?

Our staff enjoy competitive benefits including staff discount, generous annual leave, healthcare cash plan together with a vibrant, colourful, creative and flexible working atmosphere. With our competitive benefits, and supportive teams our staff enjoy helping us on our mission and benefit greatly from the challenges that come with working for a successful retailer.

About us

Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH) is based in West Yorkshire and is part of the OTTO Group – one of the world's largest online retailers.

Home to familiar brands such as Freemans, Grattan and Kaleidoscope, we have over 100 years of experience. 

We're on a mission to help our customers live their best lives through a choice of quality basics, the brands they love and credible exclusive product supported by easy and rewarding ways to pay.

We offer excellent service and delivery seven days a week, with so much going for us - why not be part of the story.

We have over 600 UK employees working for us in various functions, including Marketing and Creative, Customer Experience, Warehousing and Logistics, Financial Services, Transformation, Buying and Merchandising, IT and Support Services. 

Our values of Resilience, Empathy, Ambition, Commitment, and Honesty underpin our vibrant and dynamic culture.

We're heading for some exciting and challenging places, so why not join us and be part of our vision to create a modern, digital retailer with powerful customer brandsexciting product and compelling financial services. 


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