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Finance Manager - Commercial

Remote working
£48,000 - £60,000

Job Overview

Are you ready to take your finance expertise to the next level? We're looking for a Finance Manager to join our fantastic team!

As the Finance Manager you will be responsible for Commercial, you'll play a pivotal role in providing invaluable decision support to the Commercial Finance Business Partner and our dynamic Commercial business unit. Your keen eye for detail and knack for insightful analysis will be instrumental in driving improved financial performance.

Working closely with our Centre of Excellence team, you'll have access to the latest profit and loss data, allowing you to provide accurate and timely recommendations that shape our financial strategies. Collaboration is key, and you'll have the opportunity to partner with our finance business experts to analyse critical financial information and chart a course for success.

So who are we? 

We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Job Description

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 

  • Provide analysis and recommendations to support decision-making processes.
  • Support the Business Partner for Commercial by building relationship with wider Commercial business leads
  • Use data driven analysis and insight to support the Business Partner for Commercial
  • Develop and maintain financial models to support financial planning and decision-making.
  • Analyse large volumes of data to identify trends, performance, opportunities and risks.
  • Work closely with other functions to identify key business trends and ensure alignment with the overall business strategy.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members, to ensure high-quality output.
  • Prepare quarterly presentations for senior management, including financial forecasts, budgets and variance analysis.
  • Ensure all reporting is delivered within agreed deadlines.
  • Drive continuous improvement and identify opportunities for process efficiency and optimisation.
  • Work closely with different departments to ensure data integrity and resolve any accordingly.


  • Strong knowledge of profit and loss management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical financial information into relevant and actionable insights.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage high volumes of data.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Strong project and stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience of building analytics capabilities and delivering business intelligence that contributes to decision-making.
  • Strong experience in financial modelling and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and understanding of SQL would be an advantage.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified accountant or qualified through relevant experience in an accounting role.
  • Previous experience in financial analysis, modelling, and decision support roles.
  • Ability to manage teams and develop and motivate team members.
  • Experience in engaging with stakeholders to understand their business needs and provide relevant financial information and insights.
  • Experience in working within a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, including creating financial models.
  • Experience with financial and business intelligence tools would be an advantage.

Essential Behaviours

  • Collaboration – Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Determination – Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Imagination – Demonstration of creativity and innovation
  • Customer Focus – Consider the Customer in everything we do

Salary & Benefits

We are offering a salary of £48,000 - £60,000 depending on experience and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest,
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • Member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.