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Head of Commercial Finance

Job Title: Head of Commercial Finance
Contract Type: contract
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: 9 Months
REF: CG0105HCF_1557506551
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, one of the fastest growing UK success stories in recent years, is looking to source a top calibre Head of Commercial Finance on an initial 9 month interim basis. This is an exciting time to join the business, with plenty of opportunity to facilitate further growth and develop key strategy, putting you in pole position for longer term or perm employment.

This is a hands-on leadership role with plenty of scope to add value and improve commercial insight. You must be able to demonstrate key leadership and management skills and had exposure to Board level.

Main duties include:
* Leading the Senior Leadership team on all financial and key non-financial commercial decisions implementing commercial strategy and driving financial growth
* Support the business for accelerated growth, giving confidence to the board
* Developing the 4 year commercial strategy and financial plan with stakeholders
* Evaluating strategic opportunities for the business by developing robust financial models
* Developing financial processes including leading all financial planning and budgeting
* Designing and creating dashboards to measure goals and drive initiatives
* Highlighting key margin and sales trends and enhance reporting
* Providing financial advice, support and challenge to Retail and Operations Teams
* Leading the annual budget and quarterly forecast process
* Challenging and reviewing results to seek opportunities to increase income/reduce costs and risks

Key skills and experience required:
* Qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA with a minimum of 5 years PQE
* Experience of strong business partnering and working in a matrix structure
* Advanced Excel skills
* Proven track record adding commercial value in a fast-paced environment, ideally retail/fmcg/leisure etc.
* Capable leader, with a track record managing and retaining high performing teams
* A natural business partner, with the confidence and gravitas to influence decision making and garner respect amongst senior peers
* Team-orientated approach, capable of rolling up sleeves when needed and leading by example

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