Commercial Finance Manager

Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £56000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Love

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Cherry Professional are working exclusively with a leading organisation, based in South Birmingham, to recruit a value adding Commercial Finance Manager role. In this newly created position and reporting directly to the Finance Director, the Commercial Finance Manager will play a key part in broadening Finance's role within a particular division and market.

You will act as a key business partner with high visibility and the role will involve building relationships with all Senior Managers.

This is a very diverse role and would suit an individual looking to gain broad experience in a commercial environment. The role includes significant exposure to the FD, COO and CEO and opportunities for future progression and development. We are looking for a driven individual who wants to develop themselves and their career in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

This successful candidate has a tremendous opportunity to have an influential role across all elements of the business, and the ability to positively impact performance as the business moves through an exciting redesign of its product and strategy over the coming 12-24 months.

The Opportunity…

- Partnering with the business leaders to help them understand their revenue and cost drivers and pro-actively drive and implement business optimisation and efficiencies, providing insight into product revenue and product margins.
- Identify risk and opportunities and work with the business to deliver cost saving initiatives and to ensure that available funds are directed towards the hardest hitting optimisation initiatives.
- Key financial processes including month end close, monthly forecasting, annual budgeting, financial control and governance. Responsibility for ensuring month end is performed accurately and effectively in line with divisional policies, and for drawing out the key trends within and across all areas of the business.
- Challenge and support the wider business to ensure it has an effective and understood annual business plan with clear assumptions and drivers, backed up with high quality analysis
- Working with line managers to ensure robust control of costs / budgets including pricing and margin analysis

Who are we looking for…

- People management and coaching skills, alongside excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
- Presence, gravitas and ability to influence senior stakeholders
- Excellent analytical, financial modelling and problem solving skills
- Strong drive to understand the commercial drivers of a business
- A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with demonstrable post-qualified experience
- Great first move or second move from Audit/Practice into commercial finance

The Benefits…

- Up to £60,000 basic
- 33 Days Holiday Rising to 38 Days
- Life Assurance
- 7% Pension
- Flexible working

Jobs you may have applied for may include Financial Controller, Commercial Finance Manager, Senior Finance Business Partner, Head of Finance.