Head Of commercial Finance

England, London
£85000 - £100000 per annum + + Package
13 May 2019
20 May 2019
Dylan Pearson
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a well known, Retail business and, due to continued growth, a new role has been created within a prominent division. This is a key role within commercial finance, which entails leading a team of four with end to end responsibility for both content and product spend from long range planning through to balance sheet. It is important to identify a robust character who can not only operate at Board level but also demonstrate leadership whilst providing genuine commercial insight and guidance to senior stakeholders. Key accountabilities include:

*Primary finance lead on all major commercial negotiations, including the development and management of complex financial models designed to ensure the appropriate return on investment.
*Drive improvements in reporting and insight to help improve financial & operational performance to deliver on both short term targets and longer term strategic plans.
*Responsible for the financial appraisal of all major investments and interfacing with teams throughout the wider business.
*Significant exposure to senior management (CFO/COO/ED's) and deputising for the Finance Director when required.
*Development of long term plans, assembling sustainable divisional budgets and forecasts that meet the requirements of the Board and external stakeholders.
*Producing accurate and insightful reporting and analysis resulting in a clear understanding of divisional performance.
*Clearly articulate key focus areas within the division and demonstrate strong leadership to influence decision making - supplier negotiations in particular.
*Working proactively with the business to drive process improvements and promote best practice.
*Ensure that appropriate financial and commercial governance is adhered to.
*Drive improvements in reporting and insight in order to elevate financial/operational performance and thereby achieve short/long term objectives.
*Management of a team of 4.
*Working closely with divisional teams to optimise working capital levels.
*Create a high performing team environment that supports and challenges the business and enables both personal and organisational development.
*Build sound working relationships with all key stakeholders and become an integrated member of the team.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, have a first class academic record and currently be working within the retail sector. The essential skills and experience required are; excellent communication, high numeracy levels, strong financial / operational and commercial expertise gained from within customer orientated environments . This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a world leading organisation who are known for providing unparallelled career advancement opportunities.