Head of Commercial Finance

Job Title: Head of Commercial Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Medical
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NH 239404 ED_1581677342
Contact Name: Nick Hallworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 14, 2020 10:49

Job Description

Head of Commercial Finance
Bishop Stortford/ London
£70,000 - £80,000 + Car Allowance + 10% bonus

We're proud to be working with an exciting, global brand in the food industry to find a high calibre, highly experienced commercial finance professional who is now looking to step into a "Head of" role. The role is highly commercial and requires very close relationships with both the company's sales and marketing functions in order to accurately influence and guide the commercial business strategy. The successful candidate will be extremely experienced in preparing and presenting financial reports to key stakeholders, and will be comfortable with regular business partnering activities. They will be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years PQE.

The role

The role will include, but not be limited to, the following tasks:
* Business partnering with the sales and marketing channels, representing the commercial finance team
* Ownership and management of the company's financial reporting activities
* Take the lead on the business' commercial budgeting plan
* Contribute to, and play a vital role in, the company's commercial strategy plans
* Regular, detailed financial forecasting from a commercial viewpoint
* Ownership and management of the commercial P&L process
* Ownership and management of the commercial balance sheet accounts
* Ensure the accuracy and consistency of all information distributed from the commercial finance team
* Management and ongoing review of any marketing spend
* Line management of 1 direct report

Experience/skills required
* Experience at a FMCG company, preferably related to food
* Demonstrable FP&A skills
* Competent and skilled in business partnering
* Extensive commercial awareness and acumen
* Strong communication skills, with the ability to influence as necessary
* Analytical mindset, with excellent technical numerical skills
* Ability to meet strict and tight deadlines
* Solid knowledge of SAP or other similar ERP system
* Experience of line management

Qualifications required
* Qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
* 5+ years PQE
* Degree educated, or equivalent