Head of Commercial Finance

  • Location:

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Leisure & Hospitality

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  • Salary:

    Up to £90000 per annum + car plus bonus plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Jamie Cocklin

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Jamie Cocklin

A leading travel business is looking to recruit an ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified candidate to run its commercial finance function.

As Head of Finance, a critical leadership role within the Finance team, you will lead a team of managers and analysts to achieve excellence for the business. Your team will own strong partnerships with a broad range of internal and external Commercial stakeholders, and you will own the relationship with the Commercial leadership team.

Main duties include:

  • Accountability for the financial portfolio in respect of commercial activities, ensuring challenge and assurance across the portfolio
  • Accountability for developing excellent working relationships across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues within Finance, the Commercial Executive Director and respective leadership team. Contributing as a member of the Partnering and FP&A Finance Leadership Team to the creation of capability and behavioural frameworks
  • Influencing the commercial agenda across the Commercial Leadership team; developing strong business partnering relationships, providing constructive challenge, insight, and quantification of trade-offs to deliver against strategic priorities
  • Identifying emerging risks and opportunities, providing robust and appropriate financial advice on commercial activities; making suitable recommendations to drive value
  • To lead planning across commercial, delivering Management Business Plan in relation to commercial activities; and lead the team in developing monthly management performance insights to manage Commercial performance
  • To strengthen integrity between operational and capital activities, ensuring the impact of capital is captured in business planning and forecasting by developing collaborative working practices with the development team
  • Leading, developing, coaching and motivating a team of finance professionals to deliver financial excellence for the business
  • Working with HR to feed into the talent process and develop succession plans within the commercial finance community.

You will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with a strong background in leading Finance teams, ideally within a commercial business and be used to delivering financial portfolios in respect of commercial and revenue activities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leader in its industry in a senior finance role in a business which is increasing its revenue year on year.


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