Vodafone

Commercial Finance Manager

Recruiter
Vodafone
Location
Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
10 Mar 2023
Closes
06 Apr 2023
Ref
563018676150910
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Manager
Location: Newbury / Home Based (Hybrid working)
Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.

Vodafone UK Corporate functions work within the heart of our business, providing professional expertise, support and guidance across all operations, revolutionising our digital growth by always moving, always adapting, to be ready for the future.

What will you be doing?

This role is responsible for the consolidated financial reporting & planning for UK Business segment P&L acting as key support to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager for month end, budgeting, monthly rolling forecasts, and financial & business performance reviews. This role is an outstanding opportunity for a high calibre, commercially minded finance manager to gain a broad understanding of the UK Business P&L and to work cross functionally across the wider UK Finance Team. The candidate will be highly numerate, display strong analytical and presentational skills and be able to communicate confidently to senior management.

Key accountabilities include
  • Performance Management and Reporting: The Commercial Finance Manager will be responsible for consolidating the monthly financial performance across all the UK Business segments, and together with the Senior Commercial Finance Manager present a clear and concise analysis on performance vs budget to be communicated effectively to Senior Finance leaders in month end reviews, and to communicate onwards to Business leaders.
  • Financial Analysis & Insight: The Commercial Finance Manager will need to understand the financial performance and current trends for mobile and fixed across all Business segments. On a monthly basis, key insight will be provided to the business, which explains current performance and identifies any potential risk & opportunity in a rolling outlook. Role should also ensure key KPI's are fully understood.
  • Financial Planning: In this role, the Commercial Finance Manager will take the lead on the consolidated financial planning activities for Vodafone Business Finance which include managing the monthly rolling forecast cycle with strong interlock with FP&A, ownership and integrity of the central planning models ensuring they are aligned to segments, and supporting on key consolidation and reporting activities during the planning cycles
  • Financial & Business Performance Reviews: Support to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager and Head of Business Finance on monthly and quarterly presentations, including monthly operational reviews, Group Financial reviews, planning and forecast reviews
  • Data consolidation and reporting: The role requires an ability to collect and consolidate data in an efficient and structured way, with constant need to continuously streamline data input to provide insightful reporting that can be used in performance reviews and forecasting cycles
  • Business Collaboration: The success of this role is dependent on strong collaboration across multiple teams. A strong individual will ensure the multiple functions are aligned on their objectives and ensuring they are all working together. This role consistently requires information and output from Business Finance, FP&A & Financial Operations
Who are we looking for?
  • Broad range of Commercial Finance roles with evidence of supporting commercial analysis
  • Ideally ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills to influence and challenge senior stakeholders
  • Comfortable operating at speed with multiple priorities and short deadlines
  • Able to prioritise, multi-task and be comfortable with a changing environment
What's in it for you?

An excellent basic salary and bonus with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. We're proud to provide a Reconnect programme with flexibility for individuals returning to work after a career break. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.

Worried that you don't meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. So if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align exactly with every part of the job description, we would encourage you to apply as you may be just the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help see how your skills fit in.

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