Commercial Finance Manager

FDU group
London (Central), London (Greater)
£50,000-£60,000 + benefits
21 Oct 2021
18 Nov 2021
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a global adverting / media agency, we are looking to hire a Commercial Finance Manager to support their client projects; improve efficiency, performance and ultimately the profitability of each project.

Key responsibilities:

  • Business Partner the project leads and helping them to manage their project finances (e.g. assist management of project budget sheets to ensure margins are in line with forecasted and that 3rd party expenditure is line with budgeted spend, assisting with client queries).
  • Establish close working relationships with client project teams and internal operational managers.
  • Provide financial governance across all client projects with a focus on specific client requirements.
  • Track across all projects to determine whether they achieve their desired financial, business and technical objectives. Providing explanation where this is not the case.
  • Ensure robust financial reporting is in place across your portfolio of projects to record and report as to the success of their delivery against specific client requirements.
  • Ensure project trackers are up to date for month-end revenue recognition and effectively challenge where project phasing doesn’t look realistic or is not in line with the contract.
  • Work with the Project Team to optimise how they are using their budget sheets and ensure that they have been effectively trained.
  • Manage 1-2 junior team members.

Your profile:

  • A qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA (or equivalent) accountant with previous experience working in an Agency / Media environment.
  • Strong commercial finance experience.
  • Interpersonally strong with excellent communication and client facing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing key (non-financial) stakeholders.