Head of Commercial Finance

100000.00 - 120000.00 GBP Annual + GBP100000 - GBP120000/annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Pension
13 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Midlands-based consumer brands business is recruiting an experienced Head of Commercial Finance to join its dynamic Senior Leadership Team. Reporting to the CFO and operating as number 2 in Finance the Head of Commercial Finance directly supports the strategic development of the organisation and underpins commercial performance of the business.The CompanyThe UK business is a household name with brands synonymous with quality, value for money as well as luxury. The UK turnover sits at circa GBP400 million and is part of a multibillion dollar global group which is currently performing well.The RoleAs Head of Commercial Finance you will be responsible for driving the following:
* Lead the planning cycle covering P&L, balance sheet, cashflow & liquidity.* Production of the annual operating plan and inter-year re-forecasts.* Production of the long range plan which covers a three year horizon.* Develop a strong understanding of the business model in order to analyse and influence business strategy.* Works closely with the CFO and Exec team to develop and implement cash/liquidity stretch plans.* Participate as a key member of the Leadership team.* Ensure that finance has input to all major business decisions relating to Sales, Supply chain, Marketing, Overheads and Investment. The role has touchpoints across every part of the business.* Provide value add financial support across Commercial, Supply Chain and FP&A.* Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Exec including the CEO.* Lead and continually improve the budgeting and forecasting processes including the budget, monthly forecasts and co-ordination of the strategic plan.* Ensure that the FP&A team are a highly capable, driven finance team through training, development, support and mentoring.
The Candidate
* The successful individual will have a strong track-record delivering commercial support within a similar sized consumer facing business in a similar Head of Commercial Finance role.

* Gravitas, credibility, passion and the ability to drive a high profile and complex agenda is essential, as is the ability to lead and be inspirational to others.* Future development of the Head of Commercial Finance is progression to CFO within a realistic 2-year time frame.* The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with exposure to delivering strategic change and driving a performance and continuous improvement culture. * Please click "apply", or call Liz Gilliver on (Apply online only) for an initial conversation