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Interim Head of Commercial Finance

Job description

A leading Professional services business are recruiting for a Head of Commercial Finance on a temp to perm basis.

Accountabilities for the role

  • Provide expert financial and commercial advice to operational management
  • Manage team of 5
  • Take an active role in supporting the CEO and FD in client negotiations and proposals for new and existing contracts. As needed develop good working relationships with the senior finance managers of key clients
  • Financial support for central projects and initiatives
  • To work with management to scope, instigate and deliver initiatives that will drive financial performance
  • Deliver strong management review and control process with CEO, FD and Operations Directors.
  • Overall control and responsibility of all management accounts
  • Maintain a robust forecasting process across the remit, identifying issues and opportunities and ensuring that the CEO and Operations Directors have plans in place to address them
  • Work under the lead of the FD, manage the annual budget process for the remit; create and administer budgets that accurately forecast sales, capital, overhead and expenses. Ensure that budget and forecast processes properly engage and involve Operations Directors, but also provide robust and fact-based challenge to ensure that units are properly targeted. Ensure budgets and physical delivery plans for change initiatives are joined up. Monitor effectiveness of delivery and report on implementation with recommendations for corrective actions as needed

The candidate will need to be -

Qualified with 5+ years PQE

Ideally previous professional of business services experience

Have managed a team of 3+ previously

Be immediately available or very short notice