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Commercial Finance Manager - Luton, Bedfordshire job description

21 march 2018

Commercial Finance Manager

Commercial finance manager
Luton, Bedfordshire
£55,000 - £60,000 + Benefits and Bonus

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Commercial finance manager to join this well known highly regarded brand in Luton, Bedfordshire. Due to internal progression and growth, this role will act as Finance business partner to Business unit Managing Director and various operations managers within the division through the provision of full financial and commercial decision support.

Key responsibilities of the Commercial finance manager Job will include:

-To forecast and help drive optimum financial performance within and in embedding a culture of Finance being a trusted business partner throughout the organisation.
-Ensure visibility of market developments, the competitive situation with regard to strategy and financial performance indicators, scan the market for commercial opportunities.
-Through strong stakeholder management and influencing skills, help to drive commercial improvements through the business.
-Maintain a Risks and Opportunities schedule against budgeted EBITA.
-Provide support and challenge to the various Operations Managers to ensure that they understand the drivers of performance and to proactively manage the operational cost base.
-Provide commercial and analytical support as required to any commercial tenders and projects, which may include acquisitions and disposals.
-Investment appraisal of commercial and operational proposals and subsequent monitoring to ensure delivery of expected benefits.
-Full responsibility for all MI production internal and external for these business units.
-Undertake benchmarking against competitors.
-Responsibility for preparing the monthly business review, exception reports and quarterly bridging statement.
-Pro-actively investigate variances in expected commercial performance, whether positive or negative, to identify the root cause and pro-actively inform and, as necessary lead in taking corrective action, pro-actively engaging colleagues from across the business.
-The role holder will be required to interpret financial and commercial data, market trends and customer demands and expectations. Decisions will be made that fundamentally affect the profitability and development of the business.

The Commercial finance manager will possess the following attributes/skills:
-Qualified accountant with relevant experience of financial analysis and management reporting gained in a corporate environment.
-Experience of working in a business facing finance role and a pragmatic and adaptable outlook.
-A good relationship builder, who is able to challenge and support colleagues from different functions in a constructive and effective manner.
-Good leadership and influencing skills, both verbal and written, with emphasis on achieving results and successful outcomes. Works in a collaborative and open way.

If you are interested in the Commercial finance manager position please do not hesitate to apply today.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

Commercial Finance, Business Partner, Finance Business Partner, Commercial Manager, Finance Manager, Commercial Finance Manager, FP&A, Analyst, Management, Financial Manager
Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA
Job Reference:MJ59592
Position Type:Permanent
Market Sector:Accounting & Auditing
Working Hours:Full-Time
Location:Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary:£55,000 - £60,000 per year
Contact:Randstad Financial & Professional, Randstad Accountancy & Finance, United Kingdom