Commercial Finance Manager
Commercial Finance Manager - Gloucestershire College - Generous Benefits Package - Progressive Role - Hays
Your new company
Hays Accountancy & Finance are partnering exclusively with Gloucestershire College to recruit for a driven and dynamic Commercial Finance Manager to join their professional services team in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. The purpose of this role is to be a robust and visible link between Finance and the functional areas of the College, taking a commercial approach and challenging where the College's objectives are not being furthered. A great opportunity where you can really influence and add value to the organisation and join a culture that are passionate about learning and development where you can really progress within your accounting career. Reporting directly to the CFO and overseeing a small team the position is offering a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. If you are a part-qualified/qualified Accountant/Business Partner and passionate about making a difference within the Education sector, this is the opportunity for you.
Your new role
Your key duties will involve challenging key business driver assumptions through liaison with business, stakeholders, and the Finance team. Driving the agenda through coordinating cross channel financial plans in each area, ensuring that financial planning and reporting methodology is best in class, providing new ideas for improving the planning process and identifying risk/opportunities in respect of income and surplus. You will take a lead on bids for new contracts and commercial opportunities, implement processes and prepare analysis to facilitate the regular reforecast of sales, contribution, and net profit for each business area. You will ensure strong cost control and seek efficiencies, capital forecast and design business case process, financial modelling and revenue streams to understand inform pricing, along with profitability analysis and interacting with senior managers to provide strategic support. You will support the financial controller with the design and facilitate the financial planning and reporting process, along with being knowledgeable about the wider commercial factors relating to the business. You will lead and motivate a small team of Finance Business Partners/Analyst along with supporting the CFO with ad-hoc projects and duties.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this hands-on permanent Commercial Finance Manager position you will have experience within a similar role, part-qualified/qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent, with experience producing financial analysis and reports, managing budgets and preparing business cases and customer proposals. You will have experience of management accounting and performance analysis, trained in a range of financial systems, with strong MS Excel skills. You will have excellent oral and written skills with proven ability to gain the confidence/influence senior leaders, along with the ability to review/present high-quality accurate data and reports. You will be ambitious and driven seeking progression and committed to continuously improving processes/systems. It would be advantageous but not essential if you have an understanding of the Education sector and experience leading/managing a small team.
What you'll get in return
This exciting Commercial Finance Manager role is offering a salary of £32,000 - £40,000 per annum dependable on experience, based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire with an extremely generous benefits package. Including 37 days holiday plus bank and Christmas shutdown, contributed pension scheme, study package (if applicable), flexible working, remote/office working, career development, organisation discounts and more. A great opportunity to really add value and progress in your accounting career joining a leading Educational establishment.
What you need to do now
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