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Head of Commercial Finance

Job Title: Head of Commercial Finance
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + £8k Car + 12% Bonus + Excellent Bens
REF: CG0301HCF_1578078009
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, a dynamic global brand, with an entrepreneurial culture and commitment to professional development, is looking to source a credible and charismatic Head of Commercial Finance to join its talented team. This role will lead to international opportunities in future, so candidates must be flexible in their approach to progression; the client will also consider sponsoring a top calibre commercial finance professional to work in the UK from overseas.

This is a hugely visible and pivotal role for the business, reporting to the UK MD and leading the commercial finance team to provide strategic and planning support to the European and UK business. You'll lead annual and quarterly financial forecasts, partner with the control team and lead monthly variance analysis and communicate results to leadership team. There will be full responsibility for leading all commercial analysis, including partnering with Marketing, as well as serving as a key stakeholder to the leadership team by providing support for strategic initiatives and identifying business model growth opportunities.

Key experience and skill set required:
* Best in class academics, ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified (MBA also considered)
* Exceptional communication skills and proven influencing ability, capable of managing multiple deadlines and stakeholders
* Highly analytical, with strong adaptability in a fast-moving environment
* A proactive and inquiring mind, always looking towards process improvement
* Desire to develop career into senior leadership within the wider group
* Examples to date of leading and developing a high performing team
* Proven track record in a senior commercial finance role ideally in a retail/fmcg/consumer facing environment

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious, commercially astute finance professional to join a leading organisation with ambitious strategy to leverage its existing market share and continually innovate to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market.