Interim Commercial Finance Director

Cherry Professional Limited
14 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017
Job role

Working in partnership with Cherry Professional, our client are an acquisitive and ambitious UK arm of a global player. They are seeking to appoint an Interim Commercial Finance Director to bring stability during a period of transformation. The business has a willingness and capacity to support commercial opportunities, and is highly focused in its drive for efficiency in order to succeed in a competitive marketplace.

The business is populated by professional, high quality people that are looking for a similar-minded Interim Commercial Finance Director to enable better decision making.

The Opportunity…
The role of Interim Commercial Finance Director takes on a relatively challenging and/or complex portfolio and focuses on understanding the business and its drivers, what needs to be accomplished, planning action to deliver these goals, getting the right people to the discussion table and driving focus from senior stakeholders in achieving proactive and cost-effective management of the business.

-Apply your commercial and financial knowledge to influence operational outcomes and deliver results, considering both the short and long term.
-Challenge the accuracy, integrity and quality of the assets, liabilities and P&L data being reported.
-Responsible for driving and embedding a culture of financial and commercial challenge.
-Develop, lead and influence effective relationships with key internal and external contacts and be seen as a subject matter expert and key business stakeholder.
-Proactively drive continuous end to end improvement in the department to ensure both financial accuracy and correct customer outcome.
-Articulate financial concepts, results and impacts to non-financial individuals across all levels of the organisation and to external stakeholders.

Who are we are looking for...

-Trained in the big 4 (ACA) or in a large blue chip/UK plc (CIMA)
-A good mix of technical/FP&A roles, and commercial finance roles
-Running a P&L (partnering with sales and or marketing) in a large plc
-Experience of leading a decent sized team would be desirable but not absolutely essential
-A positive, resilient, organised and energetic character who is passionate about delivering a high quality output
-Strong academics
-Experienced in influencing decisions at Senior Executive level

Cherry Professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the client

Roles you may have applied for might include: Senior Finance Business Partner, Head of Finance, Commercial Controller, Head of Commercial Finance, Project Accountant.

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