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Commercial Financial Controller

  • Location: Leicestershire, Lutterworth
  • Salary: £68000 - £78000 per annum + Car Allowance and Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: MT030118
  • Recruiter: Matt Taylor
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Marks Sattin are currently partnering a leading retailer in the Lutterworth area who are looking to recruit a driven Commercial Financial Controller.

The commercial finance team play a key role in the success of this high performing retailer ensuring they deliver the company plan, through detailed category analysis, focused cost control and holding teams to account on Sales, GP, Inventory, Waste and Working capital.

The vacancy is within the Trading finance team as commercial support for the clothing business where you'll be reporting directing into the Senior Director for Finance.

The successful candidate will play a key role driving the performance through business partnering the leadership team. You will be expected to use your analytical skills, judgement and broader business network to understand trading performance, giving visibility of the right issues at the right time, stimulating strategic decision making, improving business performance and driving financial discipline, processes and accountability.

Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, you will:

  • Lead the commercial finance team
  • Drive delivery of the 2018 plan in partnership with the Vice President & Senior Directors
  • Provide guidance to help mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities
  • Interpret trends within financial data to provide trading insight into weekly and monthly business performance reviews
  • Monitor performance against plan/forecast/market and proactively drive analysis to understand, evaluate, challenge and improve trading performance
  • Strengthen performance management across the P&L through improved forecast accuracy & planning
  • Have direct line management responsibility for two colleagues, however, the successful candidate will also be expected to play a broader leadership role across the wider business and Commercial finance team.

To be considered for this position, candidates must already be operating at a senior manager level within commercial finance and retail experience experience is crucial, however, candidates from the FMCG arena will also be considered.

£68,000-£78,000 basic salary is on offer along with car allowance, market leading bonus scheme and other benefits.

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