Finance Analyst at Red Cloud – United Kingdom(Remote)

Job Description

About RedCloud

RedCloud is leveraging AI-powered technology to break down the barriers to fair and profitable trade in emerging markets.

RedCloud’s Intelligent Open Commerce Platform connects FMCG Brands, Distributors, and Local Merchants on a single, equitable marketplace, empowering them with real-world insights and data to help them make better decisions. RedCloud enables FMCG Brands to seize new opportunities in emerging markets, facilitates access to more buyers & streamlines operations for Distributors, and helps Local Merchants spend more time selling products, not searching for them.

The role:

We are looking for a Finance Analyst that thrives in a fast-paced scale up environment. Reporting into the SVP Finance you will play a key role in supporting our Financial Planning and Analysis function, delivering key services to the business for planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities.

What you will be doing

  • Collaborate with various departments to develop and maintain detailed financial models and forecasts.
  • Analyse financial data and trends to provide insights that support key business decisions.
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and periodic reforecasts.
  • Create and maintain regular financial reports and dashboards for management review.
  • Identify and communicate key performance indicators to track the company’s financial health.
  • Conduct thorough variance analysis between actual results and forecasts, providing explanations for significant variances.
  • Work closely with operational teams to understand key drivers behind financial performance.
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis to support strategic initiatives and special projects.
  • Generate insights to aid executive decision-making.
  • Build and maintain complex financial models to assess different business scenarios and evaluate investment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing financial insights and guidance to support business objectives.
  • Work closely with accounting to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

What you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field. A Master’s degree or relevant certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience, preferably within an e-Commerce or Startup/Scale up environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modelling.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid understanding of e-Commerce business metrics and drivers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to convey complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, geo location environment.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and navigate through change.