Commercial Finance Manager

Leeds Permanent
  • Commercial Finance Manager role based in Leeds on a permanent basis.
  • Leading brand in the FMCG sector going through a period of growth.

About Our Client

A leading player in the FMCG industry, this firm is known for their broad range of high-quality consumer goods. Based in Leeds, they are a large company with dedicated professionals. They are highly regarded for their consistent growth and strong market presence.

Job Description

Reporting· Manage an aligned costing process for the UK, from procurement data, to cost calculation, through to invoice pricing for commodity increases and decreases

· Lead the standardisation of process, enhancement of management information and analysis, including but not limited to merging divisional finance structure into functional, simplifying reporting and improving efficiency.

· Control the preparation, analysis and commentary relating to key sales performance indicators, including monthly presentation of financial results to UK Executive leadership team

· Lead on the development and improvement of business models

· Build strong relationships, trust, and credibility with senior stakeholders, acting as the financial advocate and providing guidance on profitability improvements

· Collaborate as a proactive Business Partner with the Marketing team, understanding and improving reporting for Marketing & Advertising ROIBudget & Forecast Reporting · Lead "bottom up" Commercial budgeting alongside Sales Director, as well as forecasting processes - annually and quarterly - presenting to exec and group

· Detailed challenge and review of budgets and forecasts with Sales controllers and Sales Director

· Lead 3 year financial planning, designing model and driving assumptions

· Strategic input into the direction of the UK business

Maintain "short term" forecasts Systems · Support the successful development and embedding of the new sales forecasting system, ensuring the tool can be utilised by commercial finance for effective reporting and business planning

Lead the automation of regular reports through the development of a B.I environment, challenge other business functions to deliver resources needed

The Successful Applicant

A successful 'Commercial Finance Manager' should have:

  • A full accounting qualification - ACCA, CIMA, ACA.
  • Proven experience in financial management within the FMCG industry.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to guide a team.
  • Proficiency in financial software and excellent data analysis skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary range of £55,000- £65,000 per year, plus a car, a 10% bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • The chance to work in a fast-paced FMCG environment in Leeds.
  • A supportive and inclusive company culture that values employee growth and development.
  • A generous holiday leave allowance.

If you're ready to take the next step in your career as a Commercial Finance Manager, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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