Junior Commercial Finance Analyst - Support Centre

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Finance
Salary: £23-25K Dependent on experience
Job ref: 053311
Published: about 1 month ago


About Us

Fancy developing your career with the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchants? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to help us serve the nation’s tradespeople.

We won’t pretend it’s not hard work and at times a challenging environment however you’ll be working with some great people and in return we offer a first-class rewards package.

We’re growing year-on-year with no signs of slowing down. With new branches opening their doors nationwide, this is your chance to be a part of our exciting journey and build your career with Selco.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a work environment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our aim is for Selco colleagues to be a true representation of all sections of society. We are committed to the Health and Safety of our Colleagues being our top priority.

The Role

This exciting role is within the Commercial Finance team of a well-established and growing business.  The role assists the Commercial Finance Managers and their key stakeholders in analysing and reporting on the key business drivers, with emphasis on Stock, Capital and store performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the production of weekly and monthly stock and capital reports
  • Own the financial processes for capturing and reporting on property and utility costs in the form a central database
  • Support the Commercial Finance team in analysing store property costs and with the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Preparation and posting of month end journals
  • Work closely with Property department and external agents to ensure that all existing and new store information is shared efficiently
  • Preparation and production of new capital expenditure requests
  • Ownership of preparing monthly capital additions and allocation of capital expenditure
  • Production and distribution of month end reporting files
  • Business partner with head office departments to understand performance vs budget, promptly highlighting areas of concern, focus or potential improvement – certain P&L lines will be of focus ie Property, Transport
  • Ad hoc finance analysis for new business projects and trading queries

Skills & Experience


  • Intermediate/ Advanced Excel skills with ability to handle large volumes of data
  • Understanding of basic financial measures – e.g. sales, margin, stock, fixed assets
  • Some experience of month end journals, P&L and balance sheet
  • Ambition to study for an accountancy qualification (AAT, CIMA, ACCA) – study support will be provided
  • Willingness to learn combined with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Enjoys communicating within and across teams
  • Proactive in looking for improvements
  • Full driving license – some UK travel may be required


  • AAT part / fully qualified
  • Experience in a fast-paced large volume environment

What can I expect in return?

At Selco, the opportunities for professional growth and development are immense. We actively support internal advancement through a fully developed and supported career path, with plenty of training opportunities along the way.

We also offer a huge range of company benefits, including a competitive salary, profit-based bonus scheme, free health cash plan, share save scheme, holiday buying, thousands of retail discounts and offers, a company pension scheme, Cycle to Work and free Life Assurance.