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Head of Commercial Finance

  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Salary: Up to £90000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 months ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Graham Thornton
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: 06/03/2023
  • Expiry Date: 05 April 2023
  • Job Ref: JO0000012411_1678120410

Head of Commercial Finance

To £90,000 (dependent on experience) + 15% bonus + benefits

Technology Sector

Basingstoke hybrid (min 1 day/week)

This dynamic communications infrastructure and cloud services business has experienced consistent top and bottom line financial growth, demonstrates a culture of support and employee care, and enjoys a market reputation for innovation and quality of service.

Due to ongoing growth, the business is now seeking to hire a talented Head of Commercial Finance for its largest division.

Reporting to the divisional Finance Director, the role includes:

  • Partnering the Commercial Director and associated commercial team, providing insightful support and challenge to drive high quality business performance
  • Leading an established commercial finance team of 4, coaching and developing from an already good standard of performance
  • Providing direct customer engagement, including face-to-face customer negotiations, ongoing account support and dispute resolution
  • Developing and delivering insights on product and customer performance
  • Enhancing and challenging performance KPIs against targets and forecasts
  • Ensuring that financial support for major multi-year deals is in place, challenging investment decisions, creating pricing structures, partnering on new business bids, and opportunities to improve margin and/or reduce cost base are maximised
  • Own the long term plan, budget and forecast for product areas

Required candidate experience profile for this high profile position:

  • In-depth commercial finance experience, having partnered senior commercial stakeholders
  • Business partnering examples where you delivered tangible success that has had a positive impact on revenue and profit
  • Medium to large scale business that operates in the B2B space
  • Gravitas, credibility, immediately obvious leadership qualities and a personality that inspires
  • Experience of coaching a team to improved performance, specifically within a commercial finance setting
  • Ideally, will have worked within the Technology and/or Media sector, and have exposure of an environment that operates via large, high value customer contracts