Commercial Finance Business Partner

Employer
Harcourt Matthews Ltd
Location
Surrey, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 16, 2019
Closes
Sep 19, 2019
Ref
1253716511
Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified
As a leading global provider of business services, this Facilities Services & Management group has built an enviable reputation, supporting blue chip client portfolio and delivering a broad range of key services. Due to continued business growth and sales channel development, the group is currently recruiting for a qualified accountant to undertake a Senior Commercial Finance Business Partner role. Supporting business leaders in delivering profitable and sustainable growth for services, you will provide commercial and financial decision-making support aligned to strategic and customer priorities. A varied brief includes:
• Commercial Finance Lead: Working with a portfolio of business to challenge assumptions, influence decisions & make recommendations for efficiency improvements to sustain growth
• Acting as a trusted Commercial Finance Business Partner to the FD & business leaders (SMT), challenging & offering insight, analysis and MI/BI into contract profitability to drive future performance
• Lead on Financial Understanding of the customer (client) landscape & related drivers to provide contract & service pricing, cash & margin optimisation recommendations, ensuring a balance of risk & return
• Supporting the FD on leading Commercial Finance Performance recognising business value drivers & providing guidance on contract & service performance including ROI, scenario planning, KPI analysis & benchmarking
• Supporting the FD on portfolio strategy through market, competitor & portfolio analysis, informing market entry & exit decisions
• Support the FD & BU MD on client contract financial & deal negotiation: Developing customer relationships to support successful commercial & financial negotiations regarding variable revenue, rebids & change notices
• SWOT decision making: Support the FD & business leaders to deliver contractual obligations through identification of over & under delivery, performing root cause analysis & making recommendations
• Drive cost optimisation projects through profitability analysis & efficiency recommendations
• Commercial Risk management: Proactively identify, assess & manage financial & commercial risks
• Accountability for financial records, compliance, financial plans & forecasts (FP&A) produced by global back office teams As a graduate ACA ACCA or CIMA CGMA qualified accountant, you will demonstrate previous Commercial Finance Business Partnering experience gained within a contracts or projects or commercial industry services environment, proven stakeholder management skills and evidence of delivering cost optimization and revenue improvement. The role demands a proactive, self-starter with commercial focus and the ability to influence key business decisions. The organization offers excellent long-term career progression across the group. Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.

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