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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location City of London
  • Job-type Interim
  • Reference BBBH104920

*Commercial Finance Manager- 12 Month FTC - Well Known Retailer - London*

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance

Key Responsibilities include:

Business Partnering:

  • Review and report to senior team on analysis of monthly cost reports for all head office departments.
  • Support the property team with the preparation of new store proposals, rent review negotiations and any other Capex spend
  • Prepare any new business plans and proposals including making recommendations to the senior team.

Trade reporting:

  • Oversee and review weekly trade analysis for all business channels around Sales, Margin and Stock
  • Detailed variance analysis and investigation
  • Adhoc promotional sales analysis and re-forecasting

Monthly reporting:

  • Review and deliver monthly analysis of all business channels with commentary.
  • Store/Channel P&Ls
  • KPI Reporting
  • Territory/Geography
  • Adhoc-
  • Preparation of the monthly Board pack

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Take ownership of and prepare (with assistance from the commercial finance analyst) the annual budget, quarterly forecasts and annual 5 year plan
  • Monthly balance sheet analysis and cashflow forecasting

Key Requirements:

  • Multisite experience gained within a Retailer/Consumer business is a must
  • Professional Accounting qualification and solid Financial reporting and controls skill-set
  • Commercial business partnering experience in FMCG/Retail Business with proven ability to deliver results
  • M&A experience
  • Experience of direct line management
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment