Head of Commercial Finance

Head of Commercial Finance

  • Location

    Nottinghamshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Ben Williams

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are working in partnership with an exciting PE backed business in Nottinghamshire, who operate within the leisure industry.

We are assisting with the hire of a Head of Commercial Finance. This is a newly created position within the business, ahead of a period of ambitious growth within the business.

It's a very flexible environment, with 2 days per week working from home. Salary on offer is up to £80K, plus 30% bonus and 12% pension.

If you're a qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) commercial finance professional, with a B2C background and line management experience, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Being the strategic financial lead in preparing the Group's annual budget and strategic business plan.
  • Deliver insight and analysis which informs and enables the business to achieve strategic goals and deliver business KPIs.
  • Creation of financial models to project longer term forecasts and growth models.
  • Lead and develop weekly revenue reporting and commentary to the Board and Senior Management.
  • Preparation of Management Accounts and Board Report analysis and provide timely commentary and variance analysis to understand the drivers of financial performance against budgets and forecasts.
  • Comparing and evaluating previous budgets and forecasts and performing variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
  • Produce and develop the monthly reporting packs.
  • Business Partnering, build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders around the business
  • Review current processes and challenge the operation efficiency of the team and suggest and implement improvements and solutions.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the wider Finance team.
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller to streamline and improve the current accounting systems and reporting processes
  • Preparing competitor analysis, market trends and commentary.
  • Understand the cashflow position across the business and use this information when advising on contractual negotiations.
  • Recognising the opportunity for growth within the organisation and working with the senior stakeholders within the business to crystalise it.

Required Experience:

  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Proven experience within the retail, leisure or hospitality industries
  • Proven background of FP&A and commercial finance
  • Financial and commercial acumen when undertaking financial reviews and assessments; applying judgement and providing direction on outcomes
  • Transformation experience
  • Experience of working on a project team and supporting and advising on major financial decisions
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Evidenced excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills

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