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Req ID:  89115
Function:  Finance
Posted:  May 3, 2024

London, LND, GB, SW19 4DR

Finance Assistant




We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. We’re #1 in the world for Fragrance and #3 in the world in Colour Cosmetics with a portfolio of brands that have been known and loved for generations.


Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world. We have some of the most well-known brands in the categories of Fragrances, Colour Cosmetics and Skin & Body Care including Gucci, Chloé, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Sally Hansen, philosophy, Adidas, Rimmel, Max Factor, COVERGIRL and the list goes on and on!


Coty is committed to building a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences helps us build better products, better serve our users, and build a diverse and inclusive workplace.




An ideal opportunity for a 12-month placement starting from July 2024 to join the FP&A team. You will act as a proactive support to the FP&A Director in the extraction, manipulation and analysis of data to enable the production of data insights, financial reporting and forecasting models to enable decision making by key stakeholders.


This role is tailored for individuals eager to develop their skills across different areas within commercial finance and those aspiring to broaden their expertise within other areas of the finance department.
Following an initial period in the role, we are open to supporting your professional advancement by providing support for CIMA or an equivalent qualification. This opportunity opens doors to enriching experiences and long-term prospects within our dynamic finance team.


The role will be highly analytical and enable a real understanding of the drivers of performance.


There would be a couple of key projects that the role would support on across the year depending on priorities.


The role would suit someone either at the start of their finance career or looking to get some exposure to a new area of finance. There is the potential for them to get experience in other areas of the finance department longer term.


  • Develop financial models & analysis to help understand the combined Consumer Beauty & Luxury business and communicate findings to key stakeholders
  • Utilisation of the system ‘HFM’ to extract and analyse data.
  • Assist with monthly closing, reporting & analysis
  • Assist in the creation of reports and presentations for a wider audience
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting requirements
  • Support local implementation of regional and corporate simplification / standardization initiatives
  • Perform Ad-Hoc reporting and analyses based on business needs
  • Assist the Director of FP&A with other activities as required
  • Provide support to sales finance team as required
  • Provide support for brand finance team as required



  • Studying for a Degree in Finance & Accounting or Business
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good understanding of P&L and commercial business
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Capability to upskill in new Systems (Knime, Power BI, SAP Hana, Hyperion)



This is a unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.

Country/Region:  GB
City:  London