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Commercial Finance Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 10% bonus + hybrid working per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: David Mendonca
  • Contact Email: davidm@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 December 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011146_1668517204

UK Commercial Finance Manager - PE backed Tech - East London

£75k + 10% bonus + flexible/hybrid working + big company benefits + awesome offices with onsite Gym

An exclusive Commercial FP&A Manager role with a well-known fast-paced PE backed Tech business - the most commercial role in the UK Finance team.

Following a high-profile PE acquisition 2 years ago by impressive PE investors with a strong portfolio and network in the Tech market, this fast-paced business has been undergoing a finance transformation with a new punchy Senior Leadership Team (SLT) being appointed to drive ambitious growth plans and further international expansion. Having now done so successfully - the business has doubled their customer base and seen 25% year on year revenue growth, as well as 50% profit growth over the last year!

This newly created Finance Business Partner role will report into, and be the 2ic, to the UK Finance Director, helping to drive revenue growth and build on the commercial offering to the business. This is a pure commercial finance role where you will Business Partner the UK MD, Heads of Sales & Marketing, covering the full spectrum of commercial finance including profitability analysis, business cases, KPI performance tracking etc.

This critical role will lead the strategic and operational Financial aspects of the UK consumer business. This role will partner closely with business leaders to understand revenue, marketing ROI, sales channels analysis, operating drivers and economic challenges, translating them into insights to unlock commercial value for the UK. There is also the potential to hire a Commercial Finance Analyst under this role.

The Senior Finance leaders and UK FD are ambitious, supportive, and true leaders who provide real autonomy to manage workload but strive to share their knowledge and coach where necessary, being known to rapidly develop team members. The FD is looking to train and offer progression and career growth to a high performer, so this truly is a growing business to build a long-term career in and grow with, as the business expands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the lead business partner to the UK Managing Director and the rest of the UK Commercial business leaders including Head of Marketing & Sales
  • Drive foresight on Return of Investment (ROI) with Operations, Commercial and MD
  • Lead on profitability and cost analysis, and measuring and tracking performance against KPIs
  • Ownership of the UK Planning Cycle: Budget / Forecast / Long Term Plan
  • Ownership of supporting material for monthly Chief Executive update meetings: Country Review Pack & Supporting papers
  • Support the use of a new Forecasting and Planning tool: Anaplan
  • Ad-hoc financial analysis and presentations for the PE owners and C-Suite, including Group CFO/CEO/COO

Essential experience you will need to be considered for this role:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Strong commercial finance or FP&A experience
  • Experience engaging and influencing Senior stakeholders (Directors / C-suite)