Head of Commercial Finance - UK
Whitley, Yorkshire



We are recruiting for a Head of Commercial Finance (UK) to join our Team based in West Yorkshire (Whitley, DN14 0HR). We offer a hybrid working pattern with a mix of office and remote working. 

What will you be doing in this role?

The Head of Commercial Finance plays a critical role in shaping and delivering the organisations financial and strategic objectives. This role is pivotal in driving the financial success of the organization by providing day to day and strategic financial leadership, driving performance, highlighting risks & opportunities. The Head of Commercial Finance will contribute to and facilitate the delivery of UK and Ireland business objectives, revenue, EBIT & EBITDA.

The Ideal candidate:

We’re looking for someone with experience of leading the Commercial Finance teams plus delivering/driving outstanding performance through coaching and development. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience of supporting leadership teams along with providing appropriate, timely, accurate financial information, robust commercial analysis and robust financial & commercial models.

Key skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant with several years of progressive experience in Commercial Finance, with a focus on leadership, continuous improvement and change management.
  • Results driven, with demonstrable experience of delivering process improvement and initiating and delivering business change.
  • Significant experience of leading and developing high performing teams.
  • Strong leadership knowledge and experience, developing people through delegation, coaching and empowerment.
  • Strong analytical capability and commercial awareness.
  • Able to conduct in-depth financial analysis to support decision making and identify key business drivers.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, experience in use of database and financial modelling software.
  • Customer focused, delivering a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Experience of effectively coordinating multiple activities and stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.  

Required competencies

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Confident and credible, able to influence and challenge key stakeholders at all levels, including Board level.
  • Highly resilient, confident in challenging and making critical decisions.
  • Ability to navigate complex structures and processes.
  • Delivery focussed whilst maintaining quality of service.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own and team workload.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Previous experience in a Senior Finance role, with the ability to convey Financial information to non-Finance colleagues.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and influence key stakeholders, both peers and senior leaders.
  • Good commercial acumen, able to balance commercial decision making with financial risk.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + public holidays (pro rata)
  • Holiday purchase scheme,
  • Contributory pension,
  • Paid volunteer day to support a cause you are passionate about,
  • Car benefit scheme,
  • Healthcare,
  • Dedicated 24/7 employee benefits platform ‘Verlingue’ that include things like: free eye tests, retail discounts,
  • EAP WeCare service - including a 24/7 online GP and mental health counselling service,
  • Boost your learning and growth through access to a Talent Library with over 800 courses, covering subjects from business skills to project management essentials,
  • Subsidised on-site canteen, serving hot and cold meals for breakfast and lunch, vending machines available all day every day plus free vend hot drinks available for all,
  • Free car parking,
  • A warm and welcoming team environment,
  • Development and a chance to build a rewarding career.  

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and develop the Finance team to deliver first class business partnering across all functions to achieve the 3-year plan.
  • Act as trusted business partner to the UK&I Managing Director and Executive Leadership Team, supporting decision-making and acting as a sounding board.
  • Translate financial and non-financial metrics into actionable operating plans to support key stakeholders in driving the business forward.
  • Collaborate with UK&I and Group colleagues to develop existing propositions and commercial pricing models, driving revenue growth and delivering returns in line with the business plan.
  • Work cross functionally to identify and assess new market opportunities, ensuring that they will deliver sufficient return relative to their commercial risk.
  • Drive the strategic plan and budgeting processes, working with UKI Leadership Team to develop and deliver the 3-year business plan and annual budget targets.
  • Ensure the business is always ‘consciously in control’ of what it is doing and focuses on margin and cost management.
  • Ensure the UK Commercial Finance team deliver timely and accurate monthly accounts and other management reporting information as required.
  • Continuously develop and enhance financial reporting including sales pipeline and key performance indicators.
  • Implement systems/process improvements and controls as required to ensure appropriate levels of financial governance, and the accuracy and integrity of financial processes and reporting.
  • Identify efficiency improvement initiatives that lead to a sustained benefit.
  • Ensure UK assets are appropriately safeguarded.
  • Design the yearly commercial bonus schemes and targets in collaboration with functional leads.
  • Management of UK&I stock holding and demand.

A bit about us:

Tunstall is a market-leading health and care technology provider.

We’re passionate about ensuring our team reflects the brilliant and unique qualities of the people and communities we support. Our incredible team of more than 3,000 colleagues provides lifesaving and life changing technology and services to millions of people in 18 different countries.

At Tunstall you’ll find a place where you’re valued and celebrated for being yourself. We empower our people to deliver the very best teamwork, innovation and thought leadership by creating an environment where we champion diversity and inclusion. We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion at each step. From our open, fair, and transparent recruitment processes, through to the many development and career growth opportunities we provide.

Each Tunstall colleague has a superpower… they’re unique. No one else is them, and we think that’s special. Come and join our mission and be part of our team, our One Tunstall team.