Marketing Finance Manager

  • Location:Leeds
  • Job Industry:Accountancy
  • Reference:MC026
  • Job Type:Full Time
  • Skills:Marketing Finance Manager
  • Salary:£45000 - £50000 per annum + 25% bonus & excellent benefits

  • Full Time
  • Leeds
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

A market leading consumer goods brand business based in Leeds are looking for a Marketing Finance Manager to join their team. This is a highly commercial, business partnering based position with influence on key business decisions. The role requires a proven commercial finance professional with

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner the Marketing teams to deliver Financial targets
  • Prepares and leads appraisals that compare actual performance to forecasts to enable monitoring of performance; Assists line managers with preparing action plans for identified areas
  • Analyse the brand’s promotional strategy
  • Play a role to drive actions through the business where appropriate
  • Develop, apply and report KPIs by which overall Commercial plan success can be judged
  • Provide visibility and track performance compared to annual plans
  • Stress test Forecast/Plan to offer challenges to the commercial teams
  • Analysis of COGS and inflation with a view to working with the Commercial team to close any SGP GAPs
  • Drive to enhance financial knowledge within the business
  • Support the wider business in developing actionable brand strategies that are account specific
  • Drive and influence the bottom up planning cycle via cascading the margin plans
  • Develop best practice within the commercial finance team to ensure standardisation and support true business partnering
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional colleagues to ensure data integrity in the various business systems (SAP and Sales Planner)
  • Must recognise the importance of an internal control framework (including SOX requirements) and complies with that framework by participating in internal control reviews. Always ensure SOX Compliance
  • Assume a strong and positive role on the Commercial Team, supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in creating a cohesive, high-performing team
  • Support the wider Commercial Finance team to a model of excellent business partnering. Raise capability and lead by example
  • Ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals or teams in performing, learning and improving effectiveness
  • Up-skill all the teams’ financial understanding and acumen
  • Identifies and implements ways to do things better, smarter and faster for business performance and profitability
  • Defines and implements small scale process simplification projects;
  • Oversees and administers processes and systems for own function; Integrates knowledge of systems and processes with internal and external environmental factors
  • Shares learning of process improvements with peers in other departments
  • Prioritizes opportunities to increase Sales and EBITDA; Works on projects with Sales and Marketing to boost Sales; Identifies opportunities to reduce above EBITDA costs
  • Explains the importance of working capital management; Participates in projects to improve operating cash conversion

Requirements:

  • University graduate, qualified accountant
  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified
  • A track record of delivery in commercial finance roles.
  • You will be well versed in the demands of a commercial environment.
  • Using your commercial acumen and analytical skills, you’ll be a strong communicator with a very well-developed set of influencing skills
  • Highly numerate and analytical, with good attention to detail
  • Able to apply intellect and judgement to influence cross-functional colleagues to act on financial recommendations in commercial decisions
  • Able to work collaboratively with peers and deliver through team members
  • Organised, strong prioritisation skills and delivery to tight timescales
  • Drive for results and high personal resilience
  • Self-motivated individual with an analytical mind-set to challenge the business
  • Mobility – travel regularly within the UK and adhoc customer meetings

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