Job details

Commercial Finance Manager

Job reference: 02903

Closing date: 26/07/2019

Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance the role of Commercial Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and commercial finance support within the designated division.

A key Business Partner to the divisional Leadership Team with responsibility for all aspects of financial management including the business planning process, investment planning and performance, KPI and financial performance reporting, improving operational performance, cash management and the financial control environment. The Commercial Finance Manager will play a key role in advising and supporting the divisional Leadership Team as we continue to grow our already successful financial services business.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • To work closely as a Business Partner with the Divisional Leadership Team and Finance Teams to develop the commercial agenda to ensure that the business is focussing on delivering the highest commercial value and ensuring optimal performance on financial/performance targets/KPI’s;
  • Support the Divisional Leadership Team to define and produce key ROI measures and to create and drive a program of activity to improve divisional ROI in line with Group Strategy;
  • Provide transparency evidenced by clear linkage of divisional results to statutory results whilst ensuring compliance with statutory and group financial obligations;
  • Create annual budget for the division in accordance with financial planning process;
  • Support the function in providing divisional specific activity:
    • Month end close - actuals, forecast, review with Directors;
    • Month end reporting - summarise financial position, issues, action identification and tracking;
    • Contribute to Trading Performance  - provide commercial narrative,  insight, summarise and track material issues and actions; and
    • Compliance with statutory and group financial obligations.
  • Provide the Divisional Leadership Team with independent, objective and practical advice, guidance and coaching in relation to embedding a commercial mind-set and governance;
  • Support the Finance Leadership team to develop the finance function brand across the organisation, as an efficient and professional organisation that enables commercial growth; 
  • Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support decision-making and monitoring of financial performance;
  • Support the Head of Commercial Finance in strategic financial planning and its tactical implementation for the divisions strategic plan; maintain forward view of long range numbers, issues and opportunities in conjunction with the Leadership Team;
  • Supports the Head of Commercial Finance by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Division and Organisation and improving financial processes to improve overall efficiency; and
  • To lead, develop and motivate a team of Finance professionals to deliver business objectives.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Formal finance qualification: CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • Experience of working within the retail/ eCommerce sector
  • Strong business partnering skills in supporting and challenging senior stakeholders in relation to a large budget
  • Strong technology skills, including computerised financial systems and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly appraise complex situations, identify key issues and make tough, timely decisions
  • Highly energetic and driven to succeed
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and ability to manage complex stakeholder relationship
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the organisation and experienced in communicating commercial language with a variety of media
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand a broad range of commercial issues
  • A strong team player

This is a great opportunity for a qualified Commercial Finance Manager, seeking a significant new career challenge and who thrives in a very fast paced, commercial environment. The ideal candidates should be engaged, adaptable and genuinely interested in the fundamentals of the N Brown business. Candidates should also enjoy interpreting and managing commercial and financial data and be comfortable providing insight and solutions that can directly influence senior commercial decisions within our business.


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging role, representing a real career development opportunity, in a fast growing and transformational market, then this could be the platform to allow your commercial finance management and influencing skills to shine.


In return, you’ll receive great training, varied and interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package.


The closing date for this job has now passed.