Ghosts. A swimming pool. At McCann Manchester, it’s fair to say we’re a little different.

Here the people make the agency, they are what makes our work so unique. That’s why we’re on the look-out for the people who will fit best. We’re a creative agency spread across eight acres of countryside in Cheshire, and the rumours are true, we also have a pub, bistro and gym all on-site. McCann Manchester is a big family - the largest integrated agency in the UK in fact.

We work with some of the UK’s most interesting brands and we’re looking for a Junior Commercial Analyst to come and join us. Armbands optional.

The part you’ll play as a Junior Commercial Analyst

We are currently looking for a Junior Commercial Analyst to manage the provision of relevant, appropriate, and timely information for business planning.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working in a small, dedicated team you will be directly supporting the Commercial Manager in managing the financials for one of our largest clients.
  • Preparing and analysing weekly and monthly management reports on job burns, revenue, forecasts, recoverability, and utilisation.
  • Interpretation of data and clear, concise communication to ensure understanding from non-financial members of McCann.
  • Identify and investigate variances against forecasts, liaising with the client services team.
  • Assisting the Commercial Manager with the preparation and coordination of the monthly reports for submission to executive meetings.
  • Supervision of WIP & Billing ensuring recovery of committed costs.
  • Exploring the development of new reports and information systems in line with the changing needs of the business.

As Junior Commercial Analyst you’ll bring

  • High level of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines and ad hoc urgent requests
  • A desire to build a career in Commercial Finance with a determination to succeed
  • Extensive Excel skills including: vLookups; Pivot tables; nested IF statements, manipulation of data & formatting
  • Experience in or interest in learning Power BI
  • Ability to structure reports and interpret financial information
  • Confident self-starter capable of handling high volumes of work and data
  • Flexible to be able to adapt and respond to meet changing agency needs and requirements

As Junior Commercial Analyst you’ll have access to

  • A competitive financial and benefits package and a culture ideally suited to those who enjoy pursuing personal career development.
  • The opportunity to work within the largest integrated agency in the UK, in stunning surroundings, with specialist departments including, animation, video production, planning, digital creative and development and social media.
  • An outstanding working environment that really is hard to beat. Based on an 8 acre site the four main buildings form a campus that includes a subsidised Bistro, free car parking, free access to an onsite gym and an outdoor heated pool (for when the weather gets warmer!).