Commercial Finance Manager

Vitae Financial Recruitment
Croydon, Surrey
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Finance Manager
£55-60k + Excellent Benefits

Our client, a market leading, well-known retail chain are looking to source a bright and highly ambitious Senior Commercial Manager to join their ever-growing Commercial Finance team. This highly visible role has two direct reports and reports directly into the Head of Commercial Finance. A crucial aspect of the role will be developing strong and effective working relationships in order to provide insight, analysis and support to drive towards hitting business targets and increasing profitability.

Key Responsibilities:
-Manage a team of two people owning all internal and external commercial reporting, support the Commercial cost centres, managing month end close and the budgeting process
-Provide financial analysis and support to investment decisions
-Analyse and support forward looking strategic initiatives
-Be the supplier income expert within the Commercial Finance team - owning and managing the process with the Commercial teams
-Drive the budget and forecast process with key stakeholders
-Provide challenging and insightful ad hoc commercial analysis such as category reviews, range performance and consumer analysis
-Support and manage where appropriate, all financial processes enabling the company to achieve Supplier Income and promotional targets
-Support the Commercial sales and margin budgeting and forecasting processes providing quarterly forecasts and an operating plan for all relevant commercial areas
-Produce business reports both internally and externally to the parent company
-Identify and deliver developments in reporting, system use and processes ensuring they deliver robust business information in an efficient manner
-Attend regular Commercial meetings as appropriate to gain a more thorough understanding of the commercial environment

What we are looking for:
-Strong academic background with good A-level results and a 2:1 degree or above
-ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with at least 3 years PQE
-Experience of managing a small team
-Very strong analytical mind set, strong Excel modelling and reporting skills
-Presentation skills and confidence in building relationships to business partner across the company and with senior management

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong commercial awareness drawing on their experience within a large retail company. They will be familiar with dealing with tight deadlines whilst managing parallel workflows and managing a small team. Having strong business partnering skills and the ability to challenge and analyse are paramount.

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