Commercial Finance Manager

Posted 11 November 2022
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Possibly perm from the offset
LocationBlackburn
DisciplineQualified Finance
ReferenceLS/36826/CFM
Contact NameLinzie Strickland

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a Global market leading retail company who are looking for an interim Commercial Finance Manager to work at the Blackburn head office.

As Commercial Finance Manager you will be responsible for the manipulation & analysis of data to identify trends and create strategies to increase profitability. Using your commercial knowledge and influencing skills you will partner with senior stakeholders to enhance business performance & achieve KPIs.

You will also be a key contact for Operational and Senior Management Teams as well as working cross functionally with the Group Shared Services team. We are looking for a commercially driven problem solver who has a keen eye for detail, the role requires an excel expert who enjoys working with data.

You will have the opportunity to make decisions on behalf of the business and enhance your skillset, you will work alongside a collaborative finance team with continuous development opportunities.

Duties:
  • Business partner with senior stakeholders in order to improve performance by giving clear guidance and recommendations
  • Organise and chair weekly/monthly meetings and create robust action plans
  • Produce frequent reports to various stakeholders across the group along with key points and recommendations to aid decision making
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting process by providing insight based on trends
  • Undertake various project work such as automation, systems (SAP/POS) improvement
  • Work with Accounts to understand monthly performance and key drivers by site
  • Review site by site performance at a granular level in order to improve performance and undertake benchmarking exercises at margin and opex level
  • Identify process gaps and improve them by working cross functionally
  • Analyse and critique initiatives such as supplier changes or new product launches
  • Understand the businesses core KPIs and work with the in-country lead to drive these
  • Prepare weekly/monthly dashboards to give clear visuals for non-financial managers

Person Specification:
  • Fully qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA or qualified by experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Commercial Finance Management experience
Please send a CV, salary expectations and availability to lstrickland@axonmoore.com for immediate consideration.

Please note, this role is based in Blackburn and you must be able to get in to the office 5 days per week. Free parking and excellent benefits package provided.