Commercial Finance Manager

Posted 23 January by Gleeson Recruitment Group

Commercial Finance Manager - Solihull - 50 - 55k+ 15% Bonus

Do you enjoy interacting with the commercial and operational teams to provide critical business information and analysis? Do you posses the drive and ambition to drive change within an organisation that are lacking support from their commercial finance teams?

Gleeson Recruitment Group are working with a Retail organisation in Solihull who are looking to recruit a Commercial Finance Manager with a specific focus of partnering with Marketing and Sales.

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director, you will be responsible for commercial analysis and engaging directly with clients, internal sales teams and senior Finance. You will provide business partner support to the Direct Sales team including development and ownership of Gross Margin and ROI calculation.

As the Commercial Finance Manager you will be involved in:

  • Support the Commercial Director and wider UK & Ireland Sales team with sales and margin analysis and reporting
  • Validate Direct Sales assumption within business case proposals
  • Validate and reconcile monthly sales and margin forecasts
  • Support the Commercial Director with the on-going product and customer rationalisation project
  • Carry out reviews with Sales and Forecast teams to understand and challenge forecasts at account and SKU level
  • Responsible for managing and collating the Sales forecast and budgets by channel / customer/ product type as input to the Financial forecasts/budget
  • Prepare monthly Sales analysis for inclusion in the monthly review presentation
  • Communicate financial measures to non-financial stakeholders
  • Challenge business's cases and sales promotion plans
  • Be the "Finance" contact for the Sales and Marketing
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by the Head of Finance

Is the Commercial Finance Manager role right for you?

The organisation are a well-known retail organisation with a UK presence and owned by a larger European group. The role requires a Qualified Accountant with a Retail background to support the Marketing and Sales teams by analysing large volumes of data and then communicating your findings to the wider business.

The role would also suit somebody who is Qualified ACCA or ACA and looking to make a first move into Industry from practice. This a very commercial position which will see you interacting with Sales Managers, Commercial Finance teams and Accounting functions to ensure accuracy.

Progression is available for the right person and ideally this role is a 2 - 3 year move that will equip you with the skillset needed to move into a management role or engage with the leadership team In the future.

Commercial Finance Manager Package

  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • 15% Bonus
  • Pension
  • Health care
  • 25 days holiday
  • Working hours 9 - 5pm

Reference: 34293367

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