Student Placement - Commercial Finance Assistant

Job Title: Student Placement - Commercial Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £14000 - £17000
Start Date: 2019-02-01 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RFENR644/RC
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 01, 2019 15:19

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student of accountancy and finance has arisen to join our team for a 48 week placement as a Commercial Finance Assistant.

The successful candidate must be a student on a relevant undergraduate degree in accountancy and finance.

Package description
  • £14,000 - £17,000 per annum
  • Pension contributions
  • Sodexo Discounts
Main responsibilities
  • To provide support in all commercial and financial areas, including but not limited to analysis, reporting, control and risk management.
  • Support analysis of month end results by site and work with operations teams on action plans
  • Be involved in posting monthly stock and bond sales and performing food and bond reconciliations
  • Support commercial finance team in bids by creating solution costing for bids and overall financial models and pricing for client submission
  • To work with segment finance to analyse results and to work with technical services team to manage project costing and billing
  • To support the build and maintenance service line costing capabilities in conjunction with Commercial Finance Manager, to include labour, materials, other direct expenses and any other attributable costs
  • To support the creation of specific costing models and link these to standard Sodexo P&L and populate client pricing schedules
  • To help identify the root cause(s) of poor or sub-optimal performance, developing solutions to sustainably improve performance
  • Help manage robust budget and forecasting processes across the business: identifying issues and opportunities and ensuring the FD and senior management teams have plans in place to address them
  • Support the understanding of synergies driven by offering multiple services
  • Ensure best practise, robust commercial standards are established and promoted at all times
  • To contribute to the success and profitability of Sodexo
  • Promote the managing and negotiating of Health & Safety risks
  • To maintain and develop internal client relationships
Ideal candidate


  • Studying an undergraduate accountancy and finance degree
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes.
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail and high levels of accuracy
  • Working to and meeting deadlines
  • Disciplined with a strong orientation towards processes and procedures
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.