Finance & Commercial Manager


Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Contract Type: Full-time Permanent
Date posted: 04-12-2018
Reference: 895184

Are you a Finance Manager with strong commercial awareness and a background working in FMCG businesses?

We’re recruiting for an ambitious and dependable Finance & Commercial Manager, working for a highly successful manufacturer locally in Banbury, North Oxfordshire

The Role

Working closely with Financial Director, the Finance & Commercial Manager will act as a pivotal link between both commercial and finance teams, providing key insights and influencing commercial decision making.

The role will require an energetic individual, able to grasp the role, provide fantastic insights and see the bigger picture from both a commercial and financial point of view.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sales & margin reporting and analysis, picking out trends, customer patterns, risks and opportunities, assisting in driving business decision-making
  • Evaluation of pricing and promotions
  • Develop a good understanding of customers, products, brand profitability
  • Present findings during monthly commercial business reviews
  • Commercial business support, evaluating new and existing opportunities in support of business growth strategy
  • Working closely with sales team, on tenders and reviewing customer terms
  • Working on new product costings, profit & loss
  • Developing commercial framework
  • Review promotion effectiveness
  • Ensure risks opportunities and sensitivities are clearly explored
  • Assist with month-end processes
  • Assisting in preparing annual budget
  • Maintain balance sheet reconciliations
  • Regular forecasting
  • Process improvement

Skills & Experience

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified – highly desirable
  • Previous experience from within an FMCG business
  • Well-rounded commercial awareness 
  • A good understanding of profit/loss, Balance Sheet and cash flow
  • Able to influence business decision making
  • Excellent communicator
  • Budget management
  • Forward planning
  • Highly analytical, able to provide clear insights and analysis
  • Proactive and logical problem solver
  • Organisational skills

Benefits Package and other information

  • Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 17:00pm
  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Medicash cashback scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free car parking

Prospect Personnel are a Recruitment Agency in Banbury. We deal with Permanent & Temporary jobs in Banbury and throughout Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire.

Please give us a call on 01295 235700 to see how we can help with your job search!

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