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Commercial Finance Manager

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Commercial Finance Manager Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 Location: Salford An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Finance Manager to join a leading wholesale distributor. This role offers the chance to play an integral part in the development of the largest part of the business, supporting the branches across a wide range of goods and services.

The successful candidate will be based in Salford and will have the opportunity to work closely with senior management, helping to minimise risk and mitigate costs, thereby improving cash profit.

  • Opportunity to play an integral part in the development of a leading wholesale distributor
  • Chance to work closely with senior management and make a real impact on the business
  • Competitive salary range of £55,000 - £60,000

What you'll do:

As a Commercial Finance Manager, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the branches across various sectors. Your responsibilities will include ensuring accurate cost reporting, developing productivity monitoring tools, working closely with procurement teams, tracking performance initiatives, managing capex processes, identifying and resolving cost base issues, managing stakeholder understanding of cost base and reporting, improving processes and maximising asset utilisation. You will also work on capital projects aimed at enhancing cash profit and customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure accurate reporting of costs in accordance with accounting standards each period
  • Develop tools proactively to monitor productivity across collect and delivered operations
  • Work with procurement teams to obtain optimum value from the purchasing of other goods and services not for resale
  • Track performance of save-to-invest initiatives to auditable standards
  • Manage the capex process across the business, including reviewing capex investment and producing business cases to support where capex is returning
  • Identify issues that will or are impacting the branch cost base and work promptly, jointly & proactively to mitigate and resolve such issues
  • Work with stakeholders to manage understanding of the cost base and cost reporting
  • Improve processes and maximise asset utilisation proactively with stakeholders
  • Work promptly, jointly & proactively on capital projects to improve cash profit & customer satisfaction

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Commercial Finance Manager role will bring over five years' experience in a qualified finance role. They will possess proven analytical skills and have a 'hands on' track record of delivering solutions within a pressurised environment. They will have experience in forecasting and budgeting, a good understanding of IT security and data privacy standards, and a history of consistently delivering results. Confidence to partner at a senior level is also essential.

  • Ideally ACA/ICAEW qualified (ACCA/CIMA will also be considered)
  • 5 years’ experience of working in a post qualified Finance role or similar
  • Confidence to business partner at a senior level
  • Proven analytical skills
  • 'Hands on' track record of delivering solutions within a pressurised environment
  • Experience in forecasting and budgeting
  • Good understanding of IT security and data privacy standards
  • Consistent delivery of results

What sets this company apart:

This company is a leading wholesaler, serving approximately one million customers across the UK through their national network of distribution centres, cash and carry branches and logistics sites. Their nationwide coverage allows for the support to their customers across various sectors. As well as being an excellent employer offering fantastic benefits, they also offer ample internal opportunities.

What's next:

Ready to take your career to the next level with this exciting Commercial Finance Manager role? Apply today by clicking on the link!

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Finance Manager

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits package

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Salford

Job Reference: ATBARR-AA2CBDDC

Date posted: 14 June 2024

Consultant: Jake Bain

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