Commercial Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
19 Mar 2019
19 Apr 2019
Melanie Parkes
Contract type
Part time

12 month contract role for a Commercial Finance Business Partner with strong analytical and management accounts skills. Maternity cover with longer term potential.

Client Details

A well known FMCG brand in North Yorkshire.


The Commercial Finance Business Partner will act as a partner to the specified business area, whilst enhancing and developing financial acumen across the Commercial team, working together to achieve mutual business objectives.

  • Trade investment management, including development and maintenance of controls and procedures.
  • To review actuals vs forecast, ensuring corrective actions are carried out in a timely manner, where possible.
  • Reporting and variance analysis of trade investment.
  • To assist with the development and maintenance of the system controls and procedures.
  • Enhance the financial acumen across the Commercial function in relation to trade investment.
  • To ensure the team meets financial and auditory requirements.
  • To prepare balance sheet reconciliations in line with audit requirements.
  • To review the trade spend accruals balances in conjunction with commercial sales teams to provide justification for balances and releases.
  • Approval of claims within the trade spend management system.
  • Quarterly update of rates within the trade spend management system.
  • Management of pricing in SAP, including, gaining approval of changes, pricing simulations and repricing of orders.
  • Resolution of audit claims and assisting with the resolution of aged claims.
  • Finance contact for the division and associated reporting.


To be successful in the role of Commercial Finance Business Partner, you will be/have:

  • Fully qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Experience in a commercial finance role, preferably in an FMCG or Manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication skills up to Board level
  • Good excel skills and preferably some experience of SAP
  • Strong analytical skills and experience
  • Available for a 12 month fixed term contract, on no more than 1 months notice

Job Offer

  • c£45,000 plus package or the equivalent daily rate
  • Scarborough base with some flexibility for home working
  • Full time role with possibility for 4 days
  • Immediate start or a months notice
  • Potential for longer term or permanent opportunity