Commercial Accountant

Recruiter
McLaren Raeside Ltd
Location
Berkshire
Posted
22 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Accountant

Permanent

Head Office Slough

Overview

My client works with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through their brands like Nurofen, Strepsils, Dettol, Finish and Vanish. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global organisation who will offer you a very competitive salary with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career with an organisation that develops its people and work to retain their talent.

My client is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company. The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide.

As Commercial Accountant

You will provide a high level of financial support, challenge & control for the UK Sales teams. You’ll be given full ownership and accountability in helping to drive the success of some of the world’s biggest brands, as well as the opportunity to establish yourself as a true Finance business partner.

You’ll be working for a FTSE Top 25 company, and one of the top 3 TV advertisers in the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Commercial Accountant to really make their mark in a globally renowned and international organisation.

Responsibilities

You will provide a high level of financial support, challenge & control for the UK Sales teams. You’ll be given full ownership and accountability in helping to drive the success of some of the world’s biggest brands, as well as the opportunity to establish yourself as a true Finance business partner.

You’ll be working for a FTSE Top 25 company, and one of the top 3 TV advertisers in the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Commercial Accountant to really make their mark in a globally renowned and international organisation.

* Business partner with the National Account Teams to develop and build strong relationships so that you are fully involved in their financials.

* Represent finance within customer core teams, focused on driving growth & profitability

* Complete ad-hoc financial analysis on UK management projects to ensure robust financials behind the decision making process

* Review pricing structure across all products within the customer to maximize profitability

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

* Review quarterly customer forecasting & annual plans

* Assess and improve the profitability of Category product launches

* Supervise the customer JBP budget and spend

* Perform key tasks within the commercial finance team, to ensure that reporting is both timely & accurate

Skills and Experience

* Qualified or Part Qualified ACA or CIMA with strong Academic background

* Strong commercial awareness and previous experience of business partnering in a cross-functional environment

* Driven to take on additional responsibility in an organisation that provides a high level of autonomy with the ambition to progress your career within commercial finance.

* Proven track record of building relationships outside of the finance function with well-developed communication skills

* Confident at the challenging the status quo and both influencing and challenging decisions at a senior management level

* Multi-tasking – need to be organised, highly efficient and able push multiple projects forward at the same time

* Entrepreneurial – help the commercial team develop new initiatives/spot and resolve problems

* Advanced Excel skills with experience of scenario modelling

Please apply via the website or contact me directly. Thank you for taking the time to apply I look forward to hearing from you. If you do not receive a response to your application within 14 days it has been unsuccessful on this occasion

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