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Commercial Finance Manager

In2 Consult
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Finance Manager to join the Finance team one of the UK's leading Fashion Brands.

The successful candidate will partner the Head of Retail and Ecommerce and their team, supporting and challenging them through the planning process including budgets, forecast and the long-range plan. This role will truly support the next phase of the company evolution and ensure the management team has timely and insightful information to drive the success of the business.

Day to day;
  • Ownership of the budgeting/forecast process for UK Retail and Ecommerce as well as monthly re-forecasting for store target setting - understand key drivers and challenge assumptions where required.
  • Drive improvements within the forecast cycle and models to deliver efficiencies
  • Working with the Head of Retail to model store profitability scenarios to support the retail portfolio strategy
  • Review month end commentary and analysis on UK Retail and Ecommerce divisions and work closely with the Head of FP&A and management team to ensure key drivers understood
  • Management of two direct reports, with key deliverables for the team including weekly trading reports for both Retail and Ecommerce. Looking for efficiencies in the current process and driving forward further automation with the IT team
  • Work closely with each of the UK Retail and Ecommerce team heads to understand key drivers, risks and opportunities of their divisions and provide insightful analysis to help drive the business forward
  • Understand and analyse stock, ensuring buys are under control and stock clearance plans in place. Working closely with the merchandising teams to achieve this
  • Support and be involved in the further development of the Business Intelligence Tool with the IT team and build dashboards to monitor key drivers of the business
  • Attending weekly Retail and Ecommerce Business Trade meetings
  • Monitoring of store payroll and bonus targets

Successful candidate;
  • Qualified accountant - ACA or CIMA/ACCA equivalent
  • Highly analytical with experience in a commercial finance role
  • Experience in system improvement projects
  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data and generate meaningful insights
  • Advanced in Excel and ability to build robust financial models
  • Strives to improve processes, challenge status quo and look for efficiencies where possible
  • Attention to detail whilst also being able to see the bigger picture
  • Retail experience
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