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Commercial Accountant

Posted 7 February by Michael Page Finance Ended

The main purpose of this role is to provide accurate and timely reporting to aid decision making for our commercial function.

Client Details

My client are a recognisable brand across the UK, they are the market leader in their field and have ambitious growth plans in place.


You will be responsible for the following:

  • Support and challenge the commercial teams on all aspects including:

  • Sales forecast accuracy
  • Evaluating new business opportunities
  • Marketing, pricing and promotional strategies
  • Completion of Joint Business Plans and Customer Account Plans
  • Understanding impact of these on business profitability
  • Support the commercial team for the preparation of sales budgets and quarterly business reviews, providing analysis and understanding of movements
  • Maintain up to date sector and customer profitability analysis
  • Scenario modelling to predict impact of potential changes, for example, pricing / market / business mix
  • Maintain overriders and rebates for all customers, providing a full reconciliation to the balance sheet on a monthly basis
  • Analysis of weekly performance versus forecast together with identifying and highlighting trends
  • Support the Commercial and Operations Finance Manager when required
  • Cover for Operations Accountant role
  • Any other duties relevant to the role


To be successful you'll need the following:

  • Attention to detail and tenacity
  • Require a systematic approach to problem solving
  • Be a great communicator at all levels
  • Have the ability to form strong proactive working relationships across all departments
  • Be innovative and constantly devise better ways of working
  • Want to have fun as well as work hard

You'll also:

  • Have drive and commitment

  • Personable
  • A good team player
  • Having good organization and time management skills
  • Being able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Having the flexibility to meet the challenges of working as part of the Finance team and someone who would be a great addition to the business

Job Offer

Competitive salary and benefits.

Required skills

  • Commercial Accountant

Reference: 34417652

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