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Operations Finance Analyst

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Opportunity

The Operations Business Unit (OBU) is at the very heart of our business. It distils our spirit, bottles our brands, processes orders and delivers them all over the world. This role will provide dedicated support to the UK Packaging function of our business to ensure full understanding and timely reporting of financial performance. It offers an exceptional platform to step into an operationally focused role that will provide valuable and broad exposure across a dynamic and thriving Packaging function.

What you will be doing

  • Delivering robust and accurate financial results and KPIs for month-end reporting; applying an organised and detail-orientated approach.
  • Providing key financial support and trusted analysis to the wider Packaging function, including identifying and highlighting trends and/or anomalies affecting financial performance.
  • Using various systems and data sources to ensure the integrity of the P&L and Balance Sheet, preparing detailed and insightful commentary for key stakeholders.
  • Supporting the delivery of key forecasting cycles (i.e., Budget, Five-Year Plan and Latest Estimate), with strong stakeholder management at all levels.


Main Responsibility


• Support the consolidation and analysis of global operational results for month end reports,

including the generation and review of KPI reporting

• Support the delivery of the annual reporting timetable including strategic and annual plans

to produce the consolidated Operations Budget, Latest Estimates and Five Year Plans in

accordance with group guidelines

• Support the implementation of appropriate business analysis to identify trends,

opportunities and risks, including analysis and follow up of month end reporting

• Collation and communication of ad hoc analysis or explanations

• Assess processes, reporting formats and KPIs and recommend and implement

improvements, standardisation and automation where applicable

• Support the delivery of change or improvement projects including ensuring changes are

communicated and understood by all relevant stakeholders

• Review, produce and implement key financial and non-financial internal controls and

procedures for the function where required

• Build and maintain strong relationships with internal/external customers to maximise

stakeholder engagement and the quality of service provision

Our Ideal Candidate

About You

A Qualified Accountant with at least 2 years experience within an industry background, you will possess strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, work co-operatively alongside others and proactively immerse yourself in the business.

You will be highly organised and able to assess tasks and prioritise accordingly to adhere to deadlines. You will have proven financial skills, paying close attention to detail, and the ability to interpret and explain numerical information effectively.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive.

William Grant & Sons

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