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Commercial Finance Manager

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bens, Bonus
REF: CG1912CFM_1513706882
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, an award winning multi-site business that's demonstrating impressive growth, is looking to source an FP&A Manager to join its close-knit and passionate team. Working closely with the Head of Finance, you will deliver strategic and financial insight, as well as accurate management information that aids decision making. As a visible member of the organisation, you will have significant responsibility for planning, forecasting, commercial analysis and performance appraisals.

This key position combines a thorough knowledge of accounting and finance issues with sound commercial acumen. You will work within a demanding, fast-paced environment and must have the ability to satisfy the requirements of multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Main duties include:
* Identification of best practice through data analysis, investigation and recommending actions
* Monitor operational efficiency with particular emphasis on use of labour, margins, yield and stock levels, and making recommendations to General and Area Managers, where appropriate
* Preparation of investment and post investment analysis
* Provide commercial support to General and Area Managers and Board
* Assess merits of budgetary spending proposals and post spend evaluation
* Control the budget timetable and process and agree appropriate targets liaising with outsourced finance department as necessary
* Update forecast models regularly
* Maintain business plan model and adapt when required
* Review period management accounts, identifying trends and seeking explanations of key variances and making recommendations thereon
* Liaise with outsourced finance department regarding business reporting requirements to ensure that operations are receiving reports that allow them to maximise business performance
* Deliver presentation on period performance to monthly P&L Meetings

Key skills & experience required:
* ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified
* Multi-site Retail/Leisure/Hospitality experience
* Proven commercial business partner and financial planning experience
* Detail conscious but also able to focus on the big picture
* Confident personality able to hold their own with senior management and willing to challenge the status quo
* An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
* Flexible attitude given the evolving nature of the business and role

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