The Deputy Commercial Finance Director will be a key member of Group Finance and London Senior leadership team. They will work closely with business unit Managing Directors and senior leadership team on setting the strategic direction of the business unit, and be responsible for the Financial activities that will support achievement of this strategy. They will gain a deep understanding of the business drivers, opportunities and challenges and ensure that the finance agenda is fully aligned to these. They will lead and inspire a team of high performing, highly valued Finance Business Partners, building a culture and environment where the role of the Finance team is recognised as being a key driver of business performance. They will work collaboratively and pro-actively with the wider Finance team and other Business Units to maximise synergies and share knowledge, acting as role models to deliver the company strategy and vision.
This role will manage 6 direct reports and a wider team of 12 across three locations and will be responsible for managing a revenue budget of c£400m. As the ideal candidate for this position you will be ACA qualified having trained with a large accountancy firm and have at least 5 years PQE. Experience within a multi-site business with a customer focus, possibly retail, would be highly advantageous. As a must, you will have extensive experience as valued member of a high performing leadership team where you have created and implemented financial plans that positively impact on Group and/or divisional business strategy.
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