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Commercial Financial Controller - Interim - Midlands

  • Location: West Midlands, Birmingham
  • Salary: £400 - £500 per day +
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: 19122017NKM
  • Recruiter: Nirmal Mistry
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The Interim Commercial Financial Controller will report directly to the Finance Director, lead the commercial finance function and act as a senior business partner to the commercial teams.

My client is a large FMCG business and to be considered for the position of Interim Commercial Financial Controller, candidates must have a strong FMCG background within large businesses.

Key duties as Interim Commercial Financial Controller include:

  • Lead a team of 6 staff (FM through to Analyst level) providing business partnering to the commercial team
  • Act as the finance lead for the commercial finance team
  • Ensuring robust budgeting, forecasting, reporting, strong internal controls and driving performance in profit and working capital
  • Shape and deliver strategy and support the Finance Director in defining and delivering the Commercial strategies for the business
  • Lead the commercial forecasting and budgeting processes, providing insight & challenge and ensuring a clear understanding of performance drivers, risks & opportunities
  • Pre and post-evaluation of promotional investment
  • Support Innovation team with scenarios, decision support and tracking including post-evaluation
  • Drive decision support to the commercial team and supporting marketing in commercial justifications.
  • Evaluating and modelling pricing and marketing strategies alongside range reviews
  • Providing support and understanding of the financials of the sector and challenge performance and strategy
  • Manage the commercial accounting team providing development opportunities alongside delivering to KPI's
  • Ensure financial controls are sustained across functions and Management Information is provided to the business
  • Ensure robust control process on all customer investment transactions with appropriate reporting

To be considered for the position of Interim Commercial Financial Controller role, candidates must be/have:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 5 years PQE
  • Strong experience within a large FMCG business
  • Personable and able to act as a senior business partner to drive key relationships

Day rate on of offer c£400 to £500 per day dependent on experience.

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