Commercial Finance Manager

Location
England, Bedfordshire, Luton
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
28 Sep 2017
Closes
28 Oct 2017
Ref
13862706/001
Contact
Peter Maxey
Job Role
Accountant
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
ACCA, CIMA
Contract Type
Permanent




Commercial Finance Manager in Luton.



Leading global hospitality organisation, offering great training and working culture.



Client Details

Exciting global hospitality sector client who operate at the forefront of catering and logistics, and work with some of the largest companies in the world. Based in Luton, the company is passionate about internal succession planning and rotations across commercial teams. The focus of the role is to provide strong commercial financial support, and the opportunity encompasses financial analysis with a strategic commercial focus.



Description



Key responsibilities:

  • Act as FD for the account. Managing the P&L to deliver against budget. Identifying and analysing root cause of variances. And making financial recommendations to the account director and Gate Retail (GR) account team on best route of action to manage any risks and explore areas of opportunity




  • Define commercial priorities on weekly/Monthly basis. Providing account director and Head of Commercial Finance with clear updates on performance vs plan. Setting out clear actions to bridge any gaps. Aligning with the airline constantly




  • Prioritise finance-related workload within +GR team to ensure timely delivery to airline




  • Lead month end reporting ensuring correct profit-sharing is reflected.




  • Own the budget and forecast process for the airline in conjunction with the operating units as required.




  • Develop and maintain direct strategic relationship with the customer In-Flight Retail Team. Working together to define trends and gaps. Setting out clear actions from those to be presented in weekly Trading meetings to the airline




  • Minimise ad hoc work by building systematic processes around consistently repeating business problems and/or through calibrating customer expectations






Profile

The successful candidate:



  • Fully qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA)
  • 4 to 6 years financial experience
  • 1 to 3 years post qualifies experience
  • Experience with SAP Business Warehouse preferred
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Must demonstrate sound judgement and reasoning skills
  • Must possess strong financial and analytical skills including experience creating complex financial models and efficiently communicating results through the use of supporting tables, graphs, and presentation quality material
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, solve problems, make recommendations, and draw valid conclusions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Must demonstrate sound judgement and reasoning skills
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Second European language preferred






Job Offer

A salary of £50,000 - £55,000 plus benefits.