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Finance Manager

  • Location London
  • Job-type Contract
  • Reference BBBH111467

This is a genuine temp-perm opportunity to work with an industry-leader to efficiently and accurately oversee the financial management of the business, including budgeting and forecasting, preparation of management accounts, cash flow management and auditing. The ideal candidate will be a capable business partner with fantastic commercial acumen and a background in reporting and control.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Use financial modelling to set out potential scenarios and present outcomes/proposals to non-finance stakeholders
  • Proactively investigate and review opportunities to improve profit margins
  • Provide key commercial insight to non-finance stakeholder driving an understanding of financial performance
  • Co-ordinate both the annual budget and 5-year plan whilst developing/improving the budget and forecast modelling
  • Consolidate and present periodic forecasting
  • Financially appraise investment proposals
  • Partner with sales & procurement teams to develop financially robust customer tenders which are aligned to the overall business strategy
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with senior internal & external stakeholders
  • Partner with key Senior Leadership Team members and become their Finance SME
  • Be a key point of contact for group finance teams
  • Take responsibility of month end and year end processes
  • Ensure financial controls are monitored and in place
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities around systems and controls
  • Ensure robust balance sheet control and reconciliation processes are in place and reviewed regularly
  • Examine financial and legal documents to verify accuracy and adherence to financial regulations and acceptable financial principles

The ideal candidate:

  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualified experience
  • Experience of an industry focused on gross margins, ideally FMCG
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills. Accustomed to working with and interpreting data.
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal and business partnering skills with the ability to communicate and present to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence key stakeholders