Senior Finance Manager

Job Title: Senior Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + £7k Car, 12 - 24% Bonus & Excellent Bens
Reference: CG0603SNRF_1583514182
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: March 06, 2020 17:03

Job Description

Our client, an unrivalled market leader, bucking industry trends through innovative strategy and a unique business model, is looking to source a top calibre Senior Finance Manager to join its impressive talent pool. This particular role will sit within the fast-paced, FP&A function but there will be multiple internal opportunities in the future, so candidates must demonstrate a strong, well rounded skill set ideally gleaned from a rotational and progressive career to date in a blue-chip business.

This is a high-profile role with great exposure to the CFO and other senior corporate stakeholders. You'll be responsible for the business planning team, owning budget, long range and rolling plan cycles, as well as partnering with Merchandising.

Main duties include:
* Owning all planning cycles, providing challenge to the business and finance business partners to ensure the business and senior leadership team have insightful and reliable information before making strategic decisions
* Responsibility for Sales forecasting and business partnering with Merchandising teams
* Owning all Sales reporting to the European business and to corporate, supporting sales reporting efficiencies
* Reporting on all competitor performance and market share
* Owning capex approval process
* Preparing presentations for Senior Leadership Team updates
* Managing and developing 2 direct reports and mentoring a wider team of 7
* Building a learning culture, ensuring a strong review process is developed to allow continuous improvement

Key skills, knowledge & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with strong PQE in industry
* Excellent systems skills including Excel (TM1 and Oracle would be advantageous)
* Background in FP&A or Commercial Finance with demonstrable experience of financial analysis and modelling
* Strong team leader, proven examples of leading my example, developing others and encouraging collaborative successes
* Flexible attitude and forward thinking, with an analytical approach
* Challenges the status quo
* Proactively assesses own skill set and seeks feedback to develop
* Clear commercial nous with a dynamic and enquiring mindset

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