Commercial Finance Manager

Michael Page Finance
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of a renewed business focus and strategy there is a new opportunity for a commercial finance manager to join a luxury retailer based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a high-end luxury retailer based in central London. The business operates in 13 countries with a number of stores in each. Their focus on quality and style has seen the business develop a strong customer base. Now under new ownership they have a renewed business strategy with an aim to consolidate the historic performance and establish a new growth plan across the UK, EMEA region, and US. Within this, there is a newly created Commercial Finance Manager opportunity.


As the Commercial Finance Manager in this luxury retailer you will be tasked with building and managing a team of 3, leading on management reporting, and adding commercial insight into performance by store and region. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee monthly management accounts, forecasting & review processes, including accruals & cost reviews and analysis & commentary on financial results
  • Oversee other regular reporting including daily/weekly sales reporting
  • Ongoing development of reporting to meet the ongoing and changing needs of the business
  • Primary responsibility for development & end to end delivery of annual budget and strategic planning process
  • Develop methodology and tools to analyse both revenue & cost lines across the business and identify opportunities
  • Appraisal of capital investment for the business, specifically surrounding store performance
  • Ad hoc analysis as required by the business
  • Ongoing management, training, development and mentoring of direct reports.


As a strong applicant to this Commercial Finance Manager position you will:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Demonstrate further exposure in an industry environment (ideally luxury retail)
  • Show ownership of the month end process, forecasting and budgeting procedures, and a strong analytical background
  • Be highly commercial with an understanding of the business model and how to help optimise company performance
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills both in terms of engaging with senior management, as well as managing junior staff members.

Job Offer

The offer to the successful commercial finance manager will be between £65,000-£75,000 + benefits.