Commercial Finance Manager
£95,000 per annum
Central London
Ref: JI0113

The Opportunity:

A private equity-backed marketing company are seeking a Commercial Finance Manager to play a key role in a period of organic and acquisitional growth. You will play a key role in the international expansion of a Fast Track 100 company and will have the opportunity to build a best in class commercial finance function.

The Role:

You will drive a business partnering culture, supporting senior stakeholders with insightful analysis. You will produce and present business cases, support M&A, implement KPIs and will be responsible for driving profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effective number 2 to the CFO in all practicality
  • Overall ownership for the delivery of the budget across the business
  • Owner of the business’s performance operating cycle:
    • Budget process
    • Forecasting processes (annual, rolling and long range)
    • Monthly reporting
      Weekly performance review
    • KPI reporting & driving centralised BI capability
  • Active management and reporting of the sales pipeline
  • Commercial support for business
    • support the negotiations of new commercial contractual terms & renewal of existing contracts
    • review of commercial contracts
  • Ownership of headcount
    • definitions & process
    • resource planning
    • forecast & requirements
  • Board slides relating to commercial/business performance &

  • M&A & integration involvement
    • Evaluating acquisition opportunities
    • Commercial DD
    • Joint business planning
    • Post-merger integration

About You:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ CIMA)
  • Broad experience and evidence of delivering business performance improvement, especially top line growth
  • Experience of leading Commercial Finance function and all that entails, from budgeting & forecasting to KPI reporting and providing insight
  • Ability to demonstrate thriving within a growth environment and working to changing parameters
  • Beneficial to have worked in B2B sector or ability to show deep understanding of the value drivers of growth in that environment
  • Advantageous to have worked in VC/PE environment
  • M&A and integration experience would be beneficial, but not essential
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