Head of Commercial Finance

£75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus
11 May 2022
08 Jun 2022
Ben Williams
Job Title
Head of Finance
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Gleeson Recruitment Group are working in partnership with an exciting PE backed business in Nottinghamshire, who operate within the leisure industry.

We are assisting with the hire of a Head of Commercial Finance. This is a newly created position within the business, ahead of a period of ambitious growth within the business.

It's a very flexible environment, with 2 days per week working from home. Salary on offer is up to £80K, plus 30% bonus and 12% pension.

If you're a qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) commercial finance professional, with a B2C background and line management experience, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Being the strategic financial lead in preparing the Group's annual budget and strategic business plan.
  • Deliver insight and analysis which informs and enables the business to achieve strategic goals and deliver business KPIs.
  • Creation of financial models to project longer term forecasts and growth models.
  • Lead and develop weekly revenue reporting and commentary to the Board and Senior Management.
  • Preparation of Management Accounts and Board Report analysis and provide timely commentary and variance analysis to understand the drivers of financial performance against budgets and forecasts.
  • Comparing and evaluating previous budgets and forecasts and performing variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
  • Produce and develop the monthly reporting packs.
  • Business Partnering, build and maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders around the business
  • Review current processes and challenge the operation efficiency of the team and suggest and implement improvements and solutions.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the wider Finance team.
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller to streamline and improve the current accounting systems and reporting processes
  • Preparing competitor analysis, market trends and commentary.
  • Understand the cashflow position across the business and use this information when advising on contractual negotiations.
  • Recognising the opportunity for growth within the organisation and working with the senior stakeholders within the business to crystalise it.

Required Experience:

  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Proven experience within the retail, leisure or hospitality industries
  • Proven background of FP&A and commercial finance
  • Financial and commercial acumen when undertaking financial reviews and assessments; applying judgement and providing direction on outcomes
  • Transformation experience
  • Experience of working on a project team and supporting and advising on major financial decisions
  • Proven ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Evidenced excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills

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