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Commercial Finance Manager - FTC

Hays Senior Finance
Blackburn, England, Lancashire
GBP55000.00 - GBP65000.00 per annum + £55000 to £65000 FTC - pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2024

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Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

Your new company
A market leading retail business in Lancashire, looking to grow its finance team.

Your new role
A Commercial Finance Manager role, reporting to the Head of Finance. The role will be an interesting mix of BAU reporting and analysis, Commercial work and ad-hoc projects. You will manipulate & analyse data to identify trends and create strategies to increase profitability. Using your commercial knowledge and influencing skills you will partner with senior stakeholders to enhance business performance & achieve KPIs. You will also be a key contact for Operational and Senior Management Teams as well as working cross functionally with the Group Shared Services team. This will include: Contributing to the annual budgeting process by providing insight based on trends. Undertaking various project work such as automation & systems improvement. Working with Accounts to understand monthly performance and key drivers by store. Reviewing site by site performance at a granular level in order to improve performance and undertake benchmarking exercises at margin and opex level. Identifying process gaps and improve them by working cross functionally. Analysing new initiatives such as supplier changes or new product launches. Understanding the businesses core KPIs and working with the regional operational lead to drive these. Preparing weekly & monthly dashboards to give clear visuals for non-financial managers.

What you\'ll need to succeed
You will be a fully qualified accountant, with strong management & commercial accounting skills in large and complex organisations. You will be a highly motivated individual who can influence others, with your business partnering skills. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills will be essential and previous exposure to ERP systems an advantage. You will have s strong commercial awareness and enjoy driving profitability. A logical and tenacious approach whilst demonstrating a will to succeed. You will be available immediately or at very short notice and happy to commit to a Fixed Term Contract of initially 6 months.
What you\'ll get in return
A genuinely commercial role for a growing business. A six month FTC, with the possibility of extension or permanent appointment. A generous market salary and excellent benefits.

What you need to do now
If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn\'t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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