Finance Manager

Recruiter
March Personnel
Location
Chertsey
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Finance Manager

This Finance Manager role is based in a global brand in the North Surrey. They are looking for a finance manager to join their team to manage the end to end IM/CMO Marketing expenditure process and all finance aspects of Marketing expenditure. This Finance Manager role is a 3 month contract.

Key Responsibilities of Finance Manager Role

* Approve Annual marketing campaign budget and plan proposal business cases

* Ensure that marketing spend are managed within HQ guideline and management plan

* Guide pro on ad-hoc budgetary requirement outside of management plan

* Challenge division to ensure that forecasts are robust, stretching and achievable.

* Analyse variance between forecast and actual costs at month end as well as Month on Month movement

* Prepare ad hoc analysis where necessary to highlight and analyse key drivers, assumptions and sensitivities behind the forecast.

* Manage balance sheet open items

* Manage financial aspect of BQMS process. Communicated HQ’s guideline to stakeholders, procurement and marketing team

* Manage Customer Marketing Offer Process in CORES

* Produce value added reporting and analysis to support management and identify significant trends/issues, e.g. monitoring performance versus plan, customer/product profitability etc.

* Approve/Review Marketing payment requests and relevant evidences and audit post-activity reconciliation against agreed Scope of work or Rate cards on Service Level Agreement. Challenge vendor/marketing project owners for any issues identified during the review.

* Lead ad-hoc projects to drive cost efficiencies

Key Attributes of Finance Manager Role

* Qualified/Part Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)

* Up to date knowledge of international accounting standards

* Experience of working in technology or FMCG sectors

* Hands on experience of using ERP systems (preferably SAP)

* Strong commercial acumen

* Ability to work in a high pressure environment, take quick and effective decisions and direct others

* Excellent analytical skills to understand business drivers and interpret financial results

* Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels, get key messages across succinctly and work with others

* Proven track record in demonstrating accountability and ownership; proactive approach

* Strong influencing skills to persuade management that your conclusions are correct and obtain buy-in

* Strong reporting skills, display key information and convey messages clearly, concisely and with impact

Please note: As you can appreciate we are currently overwhelmed with applications and we can therefore only contact those applications that have relevant skills for positions that we currently have available. Should you not hear from us within a week, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

March Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and complies with all relevant UK legislation. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to attend a full registration with one of our Consultants which will involve you providing a current passport, any relevant visas and completing relevant tests and a full competency based interview.

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