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Commercial Finance Analyst (FMCG)

Type Contract

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 8396

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Barden are delighted to be working with a well-established and highly successful FMCG business to identify an ambitious Commercial Analyst to join their Finance team. This is a multifaceted position, with a strong emphasis on commercial analysis and business partnering.

The ideal candidate will possess a high energy, excellent analytical skills along with strong commercial acumen. This role will suit someone who has a natural skill in translating Finance data into meaningful insights for the business. This opportunity has a lot to offer, working with an exceptional Finance team in a progressive organization.


  • Maximise business performance by analysing promotional spend, leading analyses to provide insight into gross margin performance, preparing channel profitability analysis
  • Support the business planning cycle by providing forecasts and monthly customer performances
  • Lead and coordinate the analysis of revenue performance
  • Monitor actual cost development vs budget, provide early warnings on deviations and proactively make decisions to bring back to plan
  • Present results to key stakeholders within the function and channel
  • Define and challenge the requirements for standard management reporting
  • Maintain and improve BI reporting
  • Establish and implement policies and processes within the Function to ensure the integrity of accounting records and financial information


  • Qualified accountant with 2-4 years PQE
  • Prior experience in a commercial role is an advantage and ability to demonstrate strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills required
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail required
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, BI, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience in SAP is an advantage

For more information on this opportunity, feel free to reach out to Marissa Maher on


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Legal, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions.Simple.

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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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