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Position Title:    Commercial Finance Manager

Market Group:  Group Finance

Office Location: Waterloo, London

 

A bit about us…

Centaur Media is a main market listed company, primarily based in the UK with approximately 350 employees in offices in Central London. We are a multi-platform content and services business that provides businesses and individuals with knowledge, tools and opportunities to improve their performance. We show specific global communities how they can achieve excellence, measure and benchmark their performance and celebrate success. Centaur generates market intelligence and insight which enables them to plan and prepare for future trends.

 

About the role…

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join an ambitious, enthusiastic and innovative business which is focused on delivering rapid and profitable growth across a number of fast moving markets. It is a particularly exciting time to join as the business and the finance team have experienced a large amount of change.

As a Commercial Finance Manager, you will report to the Group Commercial Finance Director. In your role as a CFM you will be imbedded into the business, providing timely information, guidance and insight to the management team. This is very much a business partnering role.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Advising senior members of portfolio teams with any financial related queries
  • Evaluating sales performance
  • Developing pricing strategies on key contracts
  • Evaluating and recommending margin improvement initiatives
  • Supporting the business to develop strategic priorities and ensuring that the strategy is delivered
  • Distributing Monthly Sales KPI information
  • Working with the central management accounts team to ensure accurate month end results and balance sheet
  • Planning, overseeing and signing off the preparation of portfolio budgets
  • Planning, overseeing and signing off the preparation of portfolio forecasts

 

Behaviours and Knowledge:

  • Analysing financial data and models
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Effective presentation, both orally and in written format
  • Multitasking, Prioritisation and Time Management
  • Networking with operational and commercial teams within a business
  • Comfortable using a variety of software applications
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate and committed

 

Success Measures

  • Through strong data analysis you will perform evaluations, analysis and present reports that help the Company remain on track to deliver the business plan
  • You’ll make an impact on our strategic decisions that will help to shape our direction and performance
  • Working management to drive margin performance through better pricing decisions and a more efficient cost base
  • Your varied responsibilities will include analysing revenue performance, forecasting revenue and identifying and leading analytical initiatives that will bring value to stakeholders
  • You will improve upon existing processes and create new models for business dealings
  • Monthly review and sign off of the portfolio balance sheet and P&L
  • Mentor and support the Management Accounting team such that they have the ability to run the monthly management accounting process independently

 

What we look for in you…

The Commercial Finance Manager should be a qualified accountant. They will need to understand all aspects of planning and forecasting and drive successful change. They will need to be down to earth, a good communicator, and demonstrate credibility and gravitas at Executive Committee level. The CFM will thrive in a constantly changing and growing environment.

Required

  • Commercial Finance Manager Ideally with 2+ years’ experience
  • Technically excellent
  • Confidence, maturity and credibility at all levels of management
  • Finance department transformation/ restructuring experience