Commercial Finance Manager

Recruiter
Consumer Additions Ltd
Location
North West London, London
Salary
60000.0000
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a global consumer business who own a number of instantly recognisable brands. As a business, they have gown significantly in the UK & EU and they are currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Manager to support this growth.

This position offers a great mix of financial planning, business partnering sales and suppliers and has a strong emphasis on trade and margins.


Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, this position will manage 4 Analysts that you will help coach and develop.

Main duties include:

  • Partner with sales leadership team to monitor, analyse and interpret pricing, trade terms, post event analysis, customer profitability and provide insight to trading strategies
  • Preparation & reporting of period forecast and annual budget process
  • Lead Monthly Business Reviews to the leadership teams
  • Analysis and solid understanding of Foreign Exchange (FX) drivers and implications
  • Management of trade investment across the region
  • Lead the trade month end process and ensure trade accuracy and timeliness of results
  • Provide insightful analysis on trade spend vs forecast to Sales Director and Customer Directors
  • Ensure adherence to trade policy and all trade processes are aligned to Audit requirements
  • Lead, develop, and manage the Trade Finance Analysts in accordance with Leadership Expectations
  • Provides support to the Global Business Performance Management (BPM) Project, a strategic priority for Finance to globalize data, systems and processes
  • Ad hoc commercial projects

The ideal person will be / have:

  • Ideally a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or overseas equivalent)
  • Experience in a finance business partnering position a consumer related industry, ideally FMCG or retail
  • Previous management experience
  • Commercial finance or trading experience is ideal
  • Financial modelling and scenario planning skills
  • Experience analysing KPIs, forecasting and supporting senior management
  • Has the ability to influence senior stakeholders across a matrix business
  • Someone who can drive change across the business and capitalise on opportunities


This is a great opportunity to join a global matrix business. The company have a great reputation for career development and offering employees opportunities to move internationally in the future.