Robert Half

Commercial Finance Manager

England, West Midlands, West Bromwich
£250 per day
31 Oct 2017
28 Nov 2017
Devan Nayar
Job Role
Finance Manager
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Seniority Level
Contract Type

Robert Half Finance and Accounting are recruiting for an Interim Commercial Manager to join a leading distribution based organisation based in West Bromwich, for a period of 6 months.

The Role

Accountable for reporting, insight and analysis for the performance of the overall UK business. This role will provide the UK leadership team and Group with clear insight on the financial performance of the UK business.

  • Overall accountability for the provision of analysis and insight for the UK business

  • Ownership for maintaining and developing the relationship with the Group Performance Management Team

  • Gain inputs from across the Finance function (Sales and Margin/Cost, Capex/Operations and central finance) to understand the performance of the business

  • Work alongside the Planning FM to ensure streamlined insight and analysis across both historical performance and planning, ensuring no duplication and effective team work across the piece.

  • Act as Commercial Finance support for the UK Digital team. Drive a holistic understanding of the economics of Multichannel and Digital to ensure they underpin a better UK business performance

  • Drive simplicity across the team and through the business - focus self and others upon keeping things simple. This will involve the delivery of process simplification initiatives within own business area, as well as taking a proactive approach towards building for the future and taking ownership for delivering change

  • Instil a culture of continuous improvement across the business unit, both in terms of personal development and process/system improvement. Ensure personal development plans are in place for all individuals in the team, as well as building succession plans for all roles

Key Requirements
  • Fully qualified in either ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Experience of managing a finance function in a large and complex organisation

  • Experience of managing large teams, ideally at second-line manager level (i.e. experience of managing other finance managers)

  • Exposure to situations that require influencing senior stakeholders

  • Experience of working as a service provider for internal stakeholders. Willing to take a customer-centric approach and to focus upon collaborative cross-functional working

  • Experience of delivering process improvements initiatives within a complex finance function

  • Able to demonstrate integrity with a clear focus upon delivering work to the highest possible professional standards

  • Credible communicator, both in oral and written form, as well as an effective presenter to large and senior audiences. Able to provide information in clear yet commercial terms

  • Able to demonstrate resilience when faced with increased work pressure and when facing resistance from stakeholders and internal customers

  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills - solution-focused approach

  • High degree of commercial acumen - able to understand, measure and demonstrate the impact of team's work upon the wider business and upon the bottom-line performance of the organisation

  • Flexible and adaptable approach when tackling people and commercial issues in the business

  • Willing and able to focus self and others upon working with real-time-information. Able to work at pace and prepared to update the status quo to ensure the business is presented with quality data

  • Very high level of attention to detail and a clear focus upon accuracy

  • Able to demonstrate an ability to work to strict, tight deadlines, with a clear focus upon prioritisation of work streams and resources

  • In-depth experience of IT packages, including a MS Office

This role will pay up to £250 per day on a limited company basis

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