Head of Commercial Finance (Interim to Permanent)

Posted 9 March by fdu Featured

fdu is recruiting a Head of Commercial Finance for a client based in Surrey (Interim to Permanent).

Reporting to the CFO you will be responsible for Reporting and Analysis across all commercial contracts, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Challenging performance and ensuring the integrity of monthly forecasts, ensuring that the forecasts are stretched but achievable;
  • Managing the production of monthly management accounts, forecasting, budgeting and balance sheet reconciliations within set deadlines, ensuring the accurate reflection of financial performance and variances across all contracts;
  • Assisting with the annual Business Plan process helping Contract Managers with the setting of stretched but achievable Business Plan forecasts;
  • Production and interpretation of a detailed monthly reporting pack, presenting the financial position of each contract stream at monthly reviews with senior management;
  • Help assess, mitigate and manage business and financial risks;
  • Understanding a complex client contract's and its financial implications on the business;
  • Ensure best practice and standard systems, processes and procedures are in operation, ensuring compliance with policies and rules and proactively strive for continuous improvement.

Skill Sets and Experience:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent) with five + years post qualification experience;
  • A commercial understanding and appreciation of a business operating on long term contracts model;
  • Strong management accounting experience, covering complex and detailed budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis;
  • Advanced MS Excel skills;
  • Ability to work independently of supervision and be proactive in all areas of the role;
  • Attention to detail but also being able to see the "bigger picture".
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills - the ability to liaise effectively with non-finance staff and at all levels.
  • Strong team management experience; ability to motivate;

Reference: 34649927

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