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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Job-type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH98288

An exciting opportunity for a qualified finance professional to join a FTSE Business as a Commercial Finance Manager. The role will involve significant interaction and the need to influence the Divisional Finance Directors and CFO and will be directly involved in business partnering with the businesses European Sales and Marketing functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting and developing the annual budget and forecast processes, ensuring the integrity and consistency of submitted data
  • Reporting to the Director of Sales, this role will use commercial analysis to drive strategic thinking
  • Improving visibility, accountability and efficiency to support commercial decision making by the leadership team
  • Supporting the development of effective quarterly rolling forecast process including risk-adjusted forecasting
  • Working to provide information to Senior Management to ensure timely and robust provision of external analysis as required
  • Partner with Marketing, Sales and Regional Directors to support them on all aspects of analysis including development of reporting, pricing and profitability analysis
  • Provide support on global projects
  • Management of three direct reports

Skills and experience will include:

  • Graduate-calibre qualified accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA) - 2-5 years PQE
  • Finance Business Partnering experience
  • Experience of financial support to a multi-site, multi-currency retail or hospitality business.
  • Commercial experience / experience of support operations/management teams
  • Strong analytical ability and forecasting skills with strong attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills: must have the credibility and gravitas to liaise with and challenge senior members of the business
  • Experience of analysing and conveying complex ideas to non-finance colleagues
  • Experience in the finance team of a large company