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Commercial Finance Manager

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
REF: GPBCFM7318_1521712511
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

£60,000 - £65,000 + Excellent Bonus + Benefits Package

When it comes to innovation and achievement there are few organisations with a better track record. You'll be able to play a big part in the success of this highly successful, fast-paced business that continues to innovate, grow and create real career opportunities. As a key member of the operations finance team, this role has responsibility for 2 direct reports and is tasked with providing financial ownership for significant operational cost areas, acting as key business partners to the wider operations team.

* End to end finance contact for a number of pivotal operational areas, providing complete financial management and ownership.
* Business partnership between the business owners and the financial performance of the overall business.
* This includes month end deliverables, Strategic and Annual planning, forecasts, projects and providing insightful analysis for the business.
* The provision of both current (actuals) and future performance analysis and guidance on Forecasts, Budgets and 5yr plans.
* Drive and monitor the 'lean' and cost saving initiatives supporting the overall strategic plan.

* Business Partnering: - provides a true Business Partner framework ensuring that the business owners are supported with the right insight and information; Strong business partnering with cross functional stakeholders including wider finance team, Operations & commercial teams to ensure seamless communication and integrity of results and forecasts.
* Provides financial support managing: - Budget and Outlook; lean strategy and delivery of initiatives; Monthly reporting and analysis; Weekly Re-forecasting; Business case evaluation and decision support; Ownership of 5yr Plan model; Ad-hoc projects.
* Business Performance and Analytical support: - ownership for monthly detailed analysis and insight into the costs which can be used to drive business performance and improve the cost base; Responsibility for accurate weekly forecasting into consolidated PBT model; Driving confidence in numbers and providing insight into risks and opportunities; Driving continuous improvements in the operational and finance processes; Leads the team in developing a good understanding of operational costs including the direct costing models; owning the financial relationship with internal and external strategic partnerships; creates budget pack detailing variances by country for presentation to senior management and for procurement; financial evaluation and acts as lead decision support finance manager for ad-hoc projects and cost saving initiatives; provides financial evaluation and acts as decision support for ad-hoc projects and cost saving initiatives
* Financial Accounting & control: - generates full month end analysis detailing variances to plan and tracking the effectiveness of cost saving initiatives; responsible for the production of month end reporting packs and consolidated commentary; ensuring the financial accuracy of the Group and entity Balance sheet for all areas of responsibility.

* Qualified accountant with at least 3 years post qualified experience
* Excellent analytical skills with an ability to demonstrate an excellent grasp of variance analysis and the key drivers.
* A true self starter, with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm.
* Ability to embrace large, complex, preferably fast moving, entities.
* Ownership and delivery focused.
* Builds positive and constructive relationships with others.
* Manage own time across variety of tasks and projects to deliver to deadlines
* Ability to explain finance to non-financial stakeholders

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