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Assistant Commercial Finance Analyst in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Field based contract with some travel to our Handforth (Cheshire) Support Office

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Assistant Commercial Finance Analyst - Vet Business - 37.5 hours
Full-time, £25,000 - £30,000

Ref: 16237

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Field based contract with some travel to our Handforth (Cheshire) Support Office

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. Pet products are available online or from our 453 stores, many of which also have vet practices and grooming salons. The Vet Group operates a UK leading small animal veterinary business, with 440 First Opinion practices located both in our stores and in standalone locations.

The Pets at Home Vet Group has been built on the principle of clinical freedom for our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs) and we are committed to supporting practices to build a culture of clinical excellence. The JVPs are the clinical leaders of our Joint Venture practices and are responsible for delivering an exceptional standard of care to our clients and patients.

About the role

Due to an increased number of practice sales, new practice openings, extensions and support required, we’re growing our Finance function further and developing a new team. As part of this new team, we’re looking for an Assistant Commercial Finance Analyst to work on a hybrid basis from our Support Office in Swindon.

As an Assistant Commercial Finance Analyst, you will work closely with the Commercial Finance Analyst and be a key business partner to the Partnerships team, and wider business, building constructive and effective partnerships. You’ll deliver excellent customer service to the team whilst building strong working relationships to provide forecasts for practices and challenge assumptions in partnership with the Operations team.

Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to);

  • Producing 10-year business plans for various scenarios
  • Preparation of 10-year forecasts for practices
  • Working closely with the Regional Finance Managers, and other departments including Operations and Property, to ensure accurate revenue and costs in the forecasts
  • Analysis on revenue and costs to continually update and challenge assumptions used in the financial models and assist with the development of the models
  • Producing indicative share valuations
  • Managing financial information flow with external valuations team and ensuring deadlines met
  • Assisting with projects
  • Administration and management of pipeline workflow

About you

  • You’ll ideally be AAT qualified (Level 3 or 4) and study support is available towards ACCA / CIMA
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential, and knowledge of other MS Office applications is required
  • Ability to work at pace, and have a high level of organisational skills
  • A self-starter who can work both independently and as part of a wider team
  • Be able to deliver a high level of customer service
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Team player, able to communicate and work effectively across disciplines
  • The ability to own problems to a conclusion

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About our purpose

Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.




Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 28-04-2023

Expiry Date: 13-05-2023

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF Field based contract with some travel to our Handforth (Cheshire) Support Office
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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