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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy, Commerce & Industry

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Jonathan Moss

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Sellick Partnership has been assigned to recruit a permanent Commercial Finance Manager come Business Partner for a very successful and instantly recognisable retail business based in Manchester.

The business has outperformed their competitors over the past few years and will continue to do so by driving their strategic plan, delivering further improvements and changes that will make a real impact on the whole business.

Roles at this level will provide expertise and advice to the organisation, senior management and operational teams to improve the performance, in this case for price and promotional strategies across the business. You will be expected to work autonomously and expected to direct, challenge and influence to maximise profitability.

This pivotal role provides commercial support to several critical areas of the business - with an overall remit to drive commercial and financial awareness throughout the organisation. You will be tasked to use data to draw valuable insight in driving improvements and a great opportunity for you to gain fantastic exposure and make a real impact on the way the business is run.

General duties include:

  • perform complex analysis and provide insight surrounding the impact of price & promotions on sales performance and profitability
  • construct and evaluate financial business cases around proposed investment choices and business strategies
  • build meaningful relationships and work closely with senior leaders and colleagues across finance, commercial and the wider business
  • voice your opinion - and be prepared to influence and challenge when necessary
  • motivate the wider commercial finance team to develop and engage their own capability, including managing and developing 1-2 direct reports

The person

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA or CIMA) who comes from a similar commercial finance analysis and business partnering background ideally within the retail, multisite, leisure or FMCG industry.

The role requires an ambitious and proactive individual who enjoys applying a strong commercial focus, with the ability to understand business strategy, identify and interpret financial trends (price and promotion) yet have the ability to using 'story telling' techniques to simplify complex information. You will enjoy building robust and productive relationships, providing support and challenge across all functions and liaising with senior management.

You will have strong business partnering, stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills and in particular the ability to engage with and influence with senior level individuals. Focussed on delivering specific objectives, you will be proactive, dynamic and self-motivated with a desire to find and deliver improvements. In addition you will have the ability to work independently and together with other personnel both finance and non-finance.

If you consider yourself to be a committed, career driven professional who can demonstrate the above experience and who would welcome the stimulus of this commercial finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.