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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location Watford
  • Job type Interim
  • Reference BBBH62876

As a FTSE listed household name our client is a market leader with a reputation for innovation and development. They are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager sitting within their Commercial Finance team.

We require a Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACA / ACCA) with circa 3-5 years PQE. It's essential you bring experience operating in a brand led business (FMCG, Retail or Pharma) with strong commercial awareness of the P&L right through the value chain to consumer price.

The key elements of the role are Brand strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, and insight generation, as well as business case analysis for projects impacting your brand.

Continually providing an insight to the brand leadership team on commercial and total business unit and defined brands performance, including analysis against budget, forecast and prior year.

Through accurate and insightful reporting you will continually raise awareness of financial performance and ensure plans are in place to deliver / exceed budget commitments.

You will work more closely with the Revenue Growth and Insight team to understand the pricing, promotion and external category factors that will impact on brand performance

With regards to Business Case analysis, you will ensure business cases are robustly modelled and challenged to ensure delivery of value ambition. Through partnering of all relevant finance areas (supply chain, control, group, etc.) you will ensure all aspects of new projects are fully captured and reflected in the relevant in year tracking forecasts, whilst also conducting post-launch analysis where the project has differed from business case assumptions.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to be closely involved in crucial work for a renowned leader in the consumer market as they continue to invest heavily and experience strong growth.