Head of Commercial Finance

Radley Green
London (Greater)
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a leading global Media company based in West London. Their looking for a Head of Finance to join the leadership team in London working in the fastest growing area of the business, overseeing a team of Finance Managers and Analysts, reporting directly into our Director of Finance.

Key Responsibilities

Regular Commercial Process

  • Operates strong trading process to deliver insight and drive action to improve commercial performance
  • Partner with leadership teams and ensure that they are fully appraised of the financial performance of their business areas through key KPI's and the potential value and implications of relative tactical and strategic options
  • Ensure that issues and opportunities are recognised, analysed and raised with the relevant leadership team
  • Oversee improvements to the provision of trading information, to facilitate successful adoption of the new vertical structure

Decision Support

  • Help the business make the right decisions in response to rapidly changing trading conditions in a highly competitive digital marketplace
  • Develop business cases for key projects strategic initiatives
  • Conduct effective and insightful post investment reviews

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Deliver regular forecast (weekly, monthly, quarterly) at the appropriate level of detail, driving course corrections where needed
  • Lead business plan process
  • Facilitate and own the financial aspects of the operational plan

Transactional Accounting

  • Engage with FC to ensure commercial changes are reflected in appropriate changes to accounting processes

Management Accounting

  • Review management accounts before final issue for commercial reasonableness and to agree any significant judgements that impact commercial results

Successful Candidate

Professionally qualified ACCA, CIMA or CA/ACA

  • Ability to explore and analyse detail performance data to find the key trends driving trading performance without getting lost in detail or complexity
  • Able to identify key commercial levers and experience of driving and influencing output and commercial solutions at both senior financial and non-financial stakeholder levels reinforced by insight, intellect and drive
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting group strategy, business cases with workable financial insight
  • Desire to constantly provide innovate and creative thinking to problems, solutions and business opportunities
  • Naturally create strong working relationships with senior leaders as a trusted advisor, able to challenge and develop thinking and seen as a key member of the leadership team
  • Comfortable with challenging the business on complex, data driven decisions
  • Strong presenter and influencer; ability to tell the story behind the numbers in a way that drives insight and action
  • Commercially astute with the ability to identify, understand and mitigate risks
  • A real focus on the customer and on ensuring that everything we do delivers a great outcome for our customers

Radley Green acts as an employment agency for permanent roles and an employment business for temporary roles.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80435627

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