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      Commercial Finance Manager

      Louise Billett

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      £60,000.00 to £67,000.00

      Job Status

      Permanent / Full Time

      Commercial Finance opportunity with a salary range of £57,000.00 to £67,000.00 + extensive benefits package
      Bullet Points

      • Office based role with flexible hours
      • Career Progression
      • PLC environment

      Full Job Description

      I am recruiting a Commercial Finance Manager for my client, a PLC based in northern Lancashire. Easily commutable from Preston, Blackpool, North Manchester areas.

      The role is office based, and offers the opportunity to work within a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. Extensive on-site facilities are available 

      Salary is £57,000.00 to £67,000.00 + bonus and extensive benefits package
      About the role…
      In this role you will provide commercial insights to the Management team, partner the business to optimise and challenge financial performance, as well as drive/support commercial initiatives, and report on them.
      The successful candidate will be able to monitor and forecast KPI’s, analyse key information and use their initiative to report variances. The candidate will possess analytical skills, and be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders on all levels. They will be proactive and ensure complex information is relayed effectively.
      Key areas of Responsibilities

      • Prepare weekly trading reports / dashboards & weekly CEO updates
      • Prepare monthly presentations on the trading performance
      • Identify the key trends and drivers of the result
      • Work alongside the management accounts team to understand monthly performance by site, by brand, by location
      • Review of P&L cost items on a regular basis to develop understanding of cost base and present key trends.
      • Partner with key stakeholders
      • Actively look to improve reporting impact & efficiency in preparation by maximising the use/potential of the SAP analytics tool and aiming to reduce reliance on spreadsheets, manual manipulation of data
      • Work closely with the Country Manager to optimise performance, cost control and improve profitability
      • Provide support and information to improve decision-making
      • Quarterly forecasts
      • Lead and manage the annual budget preparation & presentation
      • Other analysis or tasks as requested by your manager
      • Management responsibility of 4 direct reports, including the development of roles and responsibilities.

      Candidate Profile:

      • Qualified Accountant
      • Commercial finance experience
      • Confident communicator
      • Extensive knowledge of Excel &/or SAP
      • Possess commercial and analytical acumen
      • Ability to develop appropriate frameworks and processes
      • Self-motivated with ability to develop, encourage and lead a strong high performance team.
      • Confident presenting to and challenging senior stakeholders

      Benefits & Rewards

      • Performance Based Bonus Scheme
      • Employee Life Assurance
      •  Health – 24/7 online GP access, health checks and health and wellbeing support
      • Employee Assistance Programme – access to our Wellbeing Centre which offers emotional & practical support including free financial advice
      • Learning & Development Hub
      • On-site restaurant
      • Free Secure Car Parking
      • Dress Down Fridays
      • Flexi-Time
      • Cycle to Work / Shower Facilities

      Please only apply for this role if you:

      • Have proven experience gained within a commercial finance/Finance Business Partner environment
      • Have a  finance qualification
      • Are able to be office based in Blackburn

      I look forward to hearing from you.