Head of Commercial Finance

Gleeson Recruitment Group
£90k - 120k per year + Car, Bonus, Pension, PMI
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Midlands-based consumer brands business is recruiting an experienced Head of Commercial Finance to join its dynamic Senior Leadership Team. Reporting to the CFO and operating as number 2 in Finance the Head of Commercial Finance directly supports the strategic development of the organisation and underpins commercial performance of the business.

The Company

The UK business is a household name with brands synonymous with quality, value for money as well as luxury. The UK turnover sits at circa £400 million and is part of a multibillion dollar global group which is currently performing well.

The Role

As Head of Commercial Finance you will be responsible for driving the following:

  • Lead the planning cycle covering P&L, balance sheet, cashflow & liquidity.
  • Production of the annual operating plan and inter-year re-forecasts.
  • Production of the long range plan which covers a three year horizon.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business model in order to analyse and influence business strategy.
  • Works closely with the CFO and Exec team to develop and implement cash/liquidity stretch plans.
  • Participate as a key member of the Leadership team.
  • Ensure that finance has input to all major business decisions relating to Sales, Supply chain, Marketing, Overheads and Investment. The role has touchpoints across every part of the business.
  • Provide value add financial support across Commercial, Supply Chain and FP&A.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Exec including the CEO.
  • Lead and continually improve the budgeting and forecasting processes including the budget, monthly forecasts and co-ordination of the strategic plan.
  • Ensure that the FP&A team are a highly capable, driven finance team through training, development, support and mentoring.

The Candidate

  • The successful individual will have a strong track-record delivering commercial support within a similar sized consumer facing business in a similar Head of Commercial Finance role.
    • Gravitas, credibility, passion and the ability to drive a high profile and complex agenda is essential, as is the ability to lead and be inspirational to others.
    • Future development of the Head of Commercial Finance is progression to CFO within a realistic 2-year time frame.
    • The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with exposure to delivering strategic change and driving a performance and continuous improvement culture.
    • Please click “apply”, or call Liz Gilliver on for an initial conversation.