Commercial Finance Manager

High Wycombe, UK
19 Sep 2019
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Investigo are seeking an Immediately available Commercial Finance Manager for a well-known business based in High Wycombe.

The Finance Manager will be aligned to a particular Category, and is accountable for the financial planning, financial delivery, objective performance insight and governance of their respective category cluster across geographies.

The Finance Manager will also be responsible for:
  • Business partnering the relevant Marketing and Commercial Operations Management team
  • Business case analysis for key projects
  • Category strat planning, budgeting, forecasting and insight generation
  • Finance continuous improvements (process and understanding)

Key Accountabilities:
  • Financial analysis of business cases, ensuring they are robustly modelled, challenged to ensure delivery of value ambition, and financially appraised
  • Through partnering with all relevant areas (finance, supply chain, insight, category, etc.) you will ensure all aspects of new projects are fully captured and reflected in the relevant forecast
  • Key risks & opportunities to business cases thoroughly understood and impact on the risk profile of the business case
  • Effectively communicate to all relevant business functions and ensure link with business processes, both in year and for future years (i.e. Financial planning, benefit tracking, capital tracking)
  • Prepare post-launch evaluation, identifying where the project has differed from business case assumptions and identify opportunities for value to be restored vs. the original plan or to over deliver as appropriate
  • Support the valuation & prioritisation of the innovation pipeline to focus on projects that align to both Strategy & Financial targets - Provide self-serve tools to facilitate early evaluation of potential new project ideas
  • Identify & implement process and governance improvements to support the Innovation process
  • Through accurate and insightful reporting on a periodic basis, continually raise awareness of financial performance across the team, and ensure plans are in place to deliver and where possible exceed budget commitments
  • You will work more closely with the Commercial operations and Insight team to understand the pricing, promotion and external category factors that will impact on brand performance
  • Support the forecasting and budgeting process ensuring a robust, deliverable plan with clear risks & opportunities identified

To apply -
  • Qualified Commercial minded Accountant with significant post qualified experience
  • Strong Business Partnering Skills
  • Strength in analytical reasoning and numerical analysis - able to distil complex financial concepts / data to non-finance audience

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