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Purpose:

Your role will be pivotal in providing key decision support, financial and commercial performance reporting, insights and analysis. Daily, you will be responsible for the planning and forecasting cycle and the communication of risks and the pre/post evaluation process for investments.

Your duties and responsibilities:

As an integral business partner to the Leadership, Sales & Marketing teams and the Senior Finance Manager, you will lead and manage 2 Commercial Analysts and will also be responsible for their coaching and development. Further activities include the following: 

Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Managing month end P&L performance, including reporting at a total business, brand and customer level.
  • Providing performance insights and analysis for decision making purposes for Corporate, the Leadership team, broader business, including presenting decks, reporting suites, dashboards, KPI/strategic initiative trackers, commentary of drivers and recommendations.
  • Providing detailed reports on variance analysis and drivers of Volume, Sales, OPEX, Profitability and in market Category/Share results, including risks and opportunities

Planning & Forecasting

  • Managing monthly, quarterly, yearly and 3-year planning and forecasting cycles
  • Ownership of P&L forecasting model by region and brand
  • Communicating P&L outlook to Senior Finance Manager, Leadership Team, business and Corporate teams
  • Financial modelling and scenario analysis of potential future performance

Evaluations

  • Pre/post evaluating of spends, including ROI analysis and commercial review of A&P, Pricing, Promotions, Events, etc.
  • Coaching and developing business partners to enhance financial knowledge and capability.

Adhoc Support

  • Adhoc support with analysis/queries/requests from Senior Finance Manager, Leadership Team, Sales/Marketing/HR, Corporate etc.
  • Commercial Finance support with Customer trading terms negotiations
  • Project support
  • Brand Spend Management
  • Systems/data issue resolution

People Leadership

  • Playing a strong leadership role across the broader Finance team to deliver Finance team priorities and goals.
  • Leading, coaching and directing 2 direct reports; Commercial Analysts to develop them to their full potential.
  • Conducting regular 1:1s, completing performance reviews, setting goals and putting personal development plans in place

Successful candidates will have these skills, qualities and experiences:

  • Degree in Business/Commerce/Accounting/Finance or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a Commercial Finance/FP&A role
  • Strong planning, reporting, analysis and insight recommendation experience.
  • Pricing or revenue management experience is advantageous
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, especially influencing, listening, presentating, and translating financial information in a clear, concise and visually appealing way.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently.
  • Strong analytical skills, commercial mindset and solutions focused approach to solving problems.
  • Proactive, self-starter with strong time management, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • People management experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookups
  • Experience with accounting applications, budgeting and financial analysis, forecasting systems, including investigation and resolution of data/system errors.

What we can offer:

Inclusion and diversity is a priority for us. “Diversity” to us means diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ability, and “inclusion” for us means inclusion for all. We are committed to fostering a truly diverse workforce that is inclusive of everyone. Therefore, we welcome applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity.

This opportunity won't last long so send your resume to us today. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inclusion and diversity is a priority for us. “Diversity” to us means diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ability, and “inclusion” for us means inclusion for all. We are committed to fostering a truly diverse workforce that is inclusive of everyone. Therefore, we welcome applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity.

This opportunity won't last long so send your resume to us today. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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