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Req ID:  86291
Function:  Finance
Posted:  Jan 25, 2023

London, LND, GB, SW19

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.



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.


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 including Strat Plan financial modelling and Customer profitability analysis.


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 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)



Critical Skills


  • High standard of accuracy and precision; highly organized; good operational discipline.
  • Ability to orchestrate tasks within Co-Pilot Finance team as well as with multifunctional business resources
  • Excellent analytical skills and able to sort through complex and massive data, incl. their interpretation
  • Ability to work effectively within key systems
  • High level of mental agility – being able to ‘connect the dots’
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of hierarchy with multifunctional partners and with external stakeholders (English skills mandatory)


Generic Skills

  • Good interpersonal collaboration skills, ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
  • High learning agility
  • Proactive and solution-oriented attitude




We ensure the organization is financially enabled to drive profitable growth and create shareholder value over the long term. We’re the custodian of our assets and the financial co-pilot for all businesses and functions. Our team plays a key role by empowering our organization and its leaders with fast, reliable and compliant financial reporting.


Country/Region:  GB
City:  London