Finance Analyst

Location: Royal Leamington Spa

West Midlands

Other information: 40 hour week

Salary: £Competitive

Job Title: Finance Analyst

Location: Leamington Spa

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

Role purpose:

Critical role providing analysis to understand, explain and drive business performance across a number of Wolseley UK business units. Provide high quality, well-presented financial performance analysis to support the teams in understanding the results and shaping and delivering future business performance.

Key activities:

  • Extract and use data to provide insightful, clearly presented analysis.  Suggest solutions that drive decisions and actions. Tailor information to the audience and provide simple, clear take home messages.
  • Tailor information to the audience so that analysis immediately highlights the “so what next”.
  • Provide support to the driving business improvement by analysing and evaluating the deployment of resources (cash, capex, opex, people), drive efficiency by simplifying processes, systems and structures; concentrate on profitable growth; and embed continuous improvement mindset to offset overhead inflation with productivity improvements
  • Identify internal best practice to provide excellent analysis and relevant benchmarking for performance
  • Act as a trusted advisor to whom business people go to test their ideas.
  • Impose business case discipline for planning, delivering and measuring the outcomes.
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects as required.

Key skills required and attributes:

  • Accounting Experience (Qualification not essential)
  • Must have passion and commitment to get things done.
  • Advanced Excel skills essential
  • Hyperion & Business Objects knowledge an advantage
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team


About Wolseley:

Wolseley is FTSE100 Company and the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. The company is organised into trading brands, serving distinct customer groups. The brands are market leaders with outstanding reputations for supplying professionals in the construction market.


Wolseley UK also invests heavily in people through a company-wide training structure focused on developing core skills, and offers an award-winning pension and rewards package.


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