Commercial Finance Manager

Firefly Human Capital Ltd
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Commercial Finance Manager

Firefly are currently recruiting multiple exciting opportunities for a Privately Equity backed leading retail business. The business is going through an exciting period of growth and transformation, and these roles will be instrumental in the setting up of a new Commercial Finance department. Supporting Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance Operations, responsibilities will include:

  • Business partner with business functions to develop and build strong relationships

  • Pre and post new product launch evaluation, providing deep insight and challenge to financials

  • Proactively highlight future performance concerns and opportunities to the Commercial & Finance Leadership teams and account teams

  • Monitor budgets and spend to ensure accurate postings. Review spend across brands to assess return on investment

  • Prepare quarterly product/customer forecasts and annual plans

  • Perform key tasks within the Commercial Finance team to ensure that reporting is both timely & accurate

  • Provide management with relevant financial information as requested

  • Work within the team to develop new tools & systems to improve the return on investment

  • Manage and develop 1 or 2 direct reports ensuring that the function receive the right level of financial input, support and challenge

Skills Required:

  • Fully qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA with strong Academic background

  • Strong commercial awareness and previous experience of business partnering in a cross functional environment gained within FMCG or Retail

  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of scenario modelling