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Commercial Management Accountant

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Leigh Macfarlane

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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A well know FMCG business situated on the outskirts of Northumberland, they are currently recruiting for a Commercial Management Accountant on a Perm basis.

Reporting into the Head of Finance within a team of five, and working closely with the UK and Export sales, marketing and the rest of the finance team, the ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and an ACCA/CIMA/ACA finance professional.

Ideally, you will have 3 years post qualified experience producing a full set of monthly management accounts and producing commercially orientated reports that detail the financial performance of the business. You must have excellent communication skills to explain the interpreted results of reports produced to non-finance colleagues. You must be an intermediate/advanced Excel user and have a good understanding of how a business ERP system is integrated into a business.

The role also has supervisory requirements overseeing credit control and some administrative finance duties. The ideal person should be hands on and proactive in their approach to identifying areas for improvement. This is an exciting time to join a brand that has gone from strength to strength.

There are two aspects to the role and can be summarised with the key duties/responsibilities attached to each one: -

Commercial Finance

  • Support budget process in conjunction with sales, marketing and finance
  • Management of relevant weekly and monthly revenue forecast cycle and understand associated risks and opportunities.
  • Manage customer and product profitability versus plans and understanding of deviations
  • Be a key financial partner to the Sales and Marketing Teams, providing explanations of variances vs. budget and LY and promoting insightful discussion on financial performance
  • Provide pricing support, working with key stakeholders on financial projects that may cover commercial model building, innovation projects and the sales and operational planning (S&OP) process.
  • Ad Hoc Analysis as requested by business partners

Technical Finance

  • Management of credit control and admin finance
  • Develop financial policy around revenue reporting
  • Improve utilisation of Netsuite (ERP system) within the order to cash process
  • Input into month end close activities in collaboration with the rest of finance team and ensure close is accurate and understood
  • Maintenance of appropriate commercial controls over sales and marketing spending
  • Development relevant margin reporting and performance
  • Control on promotion and costs, management and control on accruals and trading performance against promotions.

If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online.

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