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Commercial Finance Manager (Retail)

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager (Retail)
Contract Type: temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
REF: MTF14946_1563367506
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Commercial Finance Manager (retail)
Central London
£60,000 - £65,000 + benefits

We have an exciting opportunity with a growing retail client based in central London for a forward-thinking Commercial Finance Manager to join their team following an internal move. The successful candidate will be a Qualified or PQE accountant with a commercial mindset, with strong experience in various aspects of commercial finance within the retail industry. The position offers an excellent development opportunity for a candidate looking to take the next step in their career.

Job purpose
The role will cover a number of key strategic areas within the wider finance function, including but not limited to: business partnering, trade reporting, monthly reporting and budgeting/forecasting. The successful candidate will have good experience in building business cases, investment appraisals and financial modelling.

Key responsibilities
* Production and delivery of monthly cost reports to senior members of staff, including detailed analysis which can be reviewed by all head office departments
* Attendance and leadership of monthly meetings to discuss and review budgets with each department, while also agreeing on action plans going forward
* Creation of new business plans to be presented to the senior team, including detailed proposals and recommendations
* Support and assistance of the property team when reviewing new store proposals, current rental costs and any other spend on Capex
* Development and implementation of detailed business strategy
* Presentation of financial information at area meetings to store managers
* Openness to supporting and challenging decision making related to commercial and operational activities, based on careful analysis
* Building of key relationships with colleagues across the company in order to accurately forecast company overhead costs
* Weekly review and monitoring of trade analysis - all sales channels including Sales, Margin and Stock
* Sales analysis and reporting for promotional activities
* Monthly review and delivery of business channel analysis reports
* Ownership and preparation of annual budget, forecasts (quarterly) and annual 5 year plan
* Monthly analysis and forecasting of balance sheet and cashflow

Knowledge & experience
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification
* Retail experience with exposure to multisite operations
* Degree level education desirable
* Management of direct report(s)
* High attention to detail
* Proactive and determined mindset
* Strong computer system skills - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Sage, Merit, Cognos
* Exceptional analysis and decision-making abilities
* Delivery of results in a high-pressure environment, to strict deadlines

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.