Euro car parts Ltd

Finance Analyst

Tamworth, Staffordshire
Finance Analyst
03 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017
Qualification Level
Newly qualified, Part qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

The Company:

Euro Car Parts (LKQ Corporation)

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation is a Fortune 500 company and market leader in collision repair and recycled parts in North America and Europe, with an annualized turnover exceeding $5 billion worldwide and more than 20,000 employees across 7 countries.

Euro Car Parts an LKQ company, is the fast growing largest automotive aftermarket specialist in Europe, with over 9,000 employees in over 200 branches within the UK, and numerous European locations.

Continued phenomenal growth in both the UK and Europe pushing turnover in excess  £1bn, it is the Passion, high energy, tenacity and a “will to win” that are the driving force behind the astounding, yet consistent growth. 

The Opportunity

Finance Analyst – Branch Finance

Team: Branch Finance (part of the ECP Finance function)

Reporting to

Commercial Finance Manager

Key Objectives of the role

To support the branch network teams in the planning, delivery and reporting of the their financial and commercial targets

Building close working relationship with both the Operational and Finance Teams bringing clarity, analytical insight and rigor to ensure ECP continues to growth its branch network a profitable way.

Areas covered included

Supporting the Commercial Finance Manager in delivering;

  • Sales & Margin Performance analysis by branch and customer segmentation
  • Insightful reporting to drive branch profitability supporting regional and divisional sales teams
  • Review, understand and appraise branch bonus schemes
  • Support the E-commerce and Marketing Business Partner in understanding the impact of customer and staff incentives
  • Branch performance by age, type and region
  • New Branch CAPEX appraisals
  • Support the Head of Branch Finance & the Branch Support Business Partner in regular stakeholder reviews

All of the above wrapped up in;

  • Analytical reporting
  • Audit / control
  • Monthly target setting
  • Annual strategic plan
  • Annual budgeting process
  • Supporting ECP Branch initiatives – driving profitable sales, efficient resource planning, cost savings, investment trials

Experience Required

Part Qualified Accountant - studier (CIMA, ACCA)

Strong system, data and reporting skills

Demonstrable commercial / analytical experience

Prior experience of supporting and challenging Operational non-financial teams

Planning – target setting, annual budgeting

Automotive or Retail experience (non-essential)

Personal Attributes



Drive for results



Comfortable building strong working relationship

Self-aware and is keen to develop themselves and others in the team