Head of Head Commercial Finance

Posted 30 May 2023
Salary £70000 - £80000 per annum
LocationTrafford Park
DisciplineQualified Finance
Contact NameLinzie Strickland

Job description

Axon Moore are exclusively representing a leading facilities organisation who are looking for an Interim Head of Commercial Finance for a period of 9 months on a FTC. The role has huge potential to go Temp to Permanent. 

Annual revenues of over £110m and employing circa 2500 people across the UK. 

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the finance, procurement and payroll teams.  You will be responsible for a managing a Finance team of 7 with 2 direct reports.

As the Head of Finance & Commercial you will be responsible for the success of the Financial and Commercial function of the business, providing timely and trusted analysis on financial performance, delivering robust financial governance via controls, processes and the pro-active management of risk and adding value through a pro-active procurement process. 

You will be responsible for driving continuous improvements in all aspects of your remit, delivering efficiencies, delivering cost savings and ensure that the business delivers its overall financial objectives.

You will place a high level of importance on your role as a leader, ensuring you lead by example, that the team receive guidance, have clarity on roles & responsibilities and provide regular feedback, appraisals and development opportunities.

  • Production of timely & accurate monthly accounts, annual budgets and reforecasts in line with internal & shareholder reporting deadlines
  • Management and reporting on any and all financial risks within the organisation, including the monthly updating of the financial risk register
  • Production of annual statutory accounts, tax computations and management of the annual audits (external & internal)
  • Secure the cash-flow of the business via regular forecasting, timely & accurate customer invoicing and timely resolution of commercial disputes
  • Implement, review, update and ensure adherence to, a control environment, with robust processes & controls, covering all aspects of financial, commercial and procurement activities.
  • Ensure all policies are reviewed and updated on a periodic basis, with communication, training and reporting implemented as appropriate to assess adherence and suitability
  • Delivery of efficient & streamlined transactional Finance (AP, AR, Banking) and procurement activities
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the business as an active member of the Finance & Commercial Management team (with the Finance & Commercial Director, Head of IT and Head of Data & Insight).
  • Implement controls, processes and reporting to monitor spend levels and deliver costs savings as identified, working with relevant budget owners
  • Ensure that customer commercial proposals and changes are reviewed, understood and appropriate actions are identified and executed in order to mitigate the risk or maximise the opportunity
  • Develop and execute the company’s procurement strategy including:
    • Management of key supplier relationships
    • Ensure legal compliance (annual inspections, maintenance etc) at c. 20 company properties
    • Effective cost control initiatives, action plans & reporting.
    • Proactive re-tendering of framework agreements
    • Maximise efficiencies in procurement processes to delivery efficiencies in AP function
Person Specification:

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant who has experience of managing and mentoring teams. Experience of working in a similar role in a large organisation is advantageous.
  • Can interview immediately and start at short notice
  • Based locally and able to work in the Trafford Park office several times a week
  • Accustomed to managing a team through the end to end financial controls cycle
  • Understanding of complex billing and invoicing processes
  • Hands on and happy deal with internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Process improvement
  • Previous experience of integrating systems, finance and IT and Power BI and report creation is advantageous
Based in Trafford Park, they offer hybrid working (2 to 3 days in the office)

Please send a CV for an immediate conversation.  Salry 70,000 to 80,000, may go higher for an excellent candidate.