Commerical Finance Manager

Michael Page Finance
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£45000 - £60000 per annum
04 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client a global business is looking for a Commercial Finance Manager for an 18 month contract for a high profile role in Cardiff

Client Details

Our client is a global business who are in a phase of growth


Main purpose of the role - to work with the Head of Commercial Finance to maximise profitability of the group by partnering with the SMT. The role will include all aspects of the commercial financial management of the group, from monthly performance reporting, budgeting and forecasting to profitability reviews, business case development and investment appraisal.

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the reporting, analysis and commentary of the group's financial performance both in Finance SMT/Executive documents and for inclusion in practice group management meetings
  • Responsibility for practice group budgeting, planning and forecasting as well as contributing to target setting
  • Pitch support for partners covering tenders to clients including pricing, alternative fee proposals and ongoing post tender review
  • Establish and grow key stakeholder relationships with the senior leaders across the group. Being able to understand and know the numbers in detail yet discuss them with SMT in a commercial and insightful manner is an invaluable skill, whilst simultaneously building a rapport
  • Represent Finance at group meetings discussing all aspects of financial performance, proactively challenging issues, driving through change and gaining commercial insight
  • Proactively seek out project work that either crosses Groups or plays a key role in assisting the commercial and firm wide teams.


Skills and experience:

  • Ability to influence key business strategies and initiatives. Can take a strategic view of the business and impact on Finance to improve and deliver a proactive service.
  • Commercial finance background, able to demonstrate the creation of a results driven environment
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with an ability to write insightful financial and commercial commentaries based upon sound financial analysis
  • Strong knowledge of management information systems (including Excel) and making best use of these for reporting purposes
  • Build credibility and confidence of senior business leaders so they view Finance as a key business partner
  • Technically the individual will be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA / International equivalent) and be able to demonstrate:
  • Meticulously well organised with the ability to prioritise the work of an Analyst
  • Service oriented with experience of stakeholder management & the potential to establish a polished reputation in the business quickly
  • Experience of managing one or more analysts working as a team is desirable but not a prerequisite
  • Reliable, enthusiastic and have a 'can do' approach
  • Strong commercial awareness with experience and ability in understanding complex and diverse business requirements
  • Experience and ability in building strong working relationships and influencing at all levels
  • Shows tolerance for stress, ambiguity and changing demands
  • Superb relationship builder and highly adept at stakeholder management

Job Offer

Excellent Salary and package on offer for the right candidate

18 month contract

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