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Head of Commercial Finance

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Position: Head of Commercial Finance
Location: [City], [Region]
Position Type: Full-time
Department: Finance
Reports to: [Name/Title]

About Us

[Company Name] is a leading retail brand committed to [briefly describe your company’s mission or vision]. Renowned for delivering exceptional products and services, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Head of Commercial Finance to oversee financial operations within our retail division.

About the Role

As the Head of Commercial Finance at [Company Name], you will play a key role in shaping the financial strategy of our retail operations. You will be responsible for financial planning, analysis, and reporting to support informed business decisions and drive profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies to support the overall business objectives of the retail division.
  • Analyse financial data, including sales performance, expenses, and profitability, to provide insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaborate with retail leadership to develop annual budgets, forecasts, and financial plans.
  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to retail financial performance.
  • Conduct financial analysis for new retail initiatives, including market expansions and product launches.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment between financial goals and operational strategies.
  • Provide financial insights to support decision-making on pricing, promotions, and inventory management.
  • Oversee financial modelling and scenario analysis to assess the impact of various business strategies.
  • Manage and mentor a team of finance professionals supporting the retail division.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, financial regulations, and company policies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven experience as a Finance Manager in a retail or related industry.
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills.
  • [Add necessary qualifications]
  • Knowledge of retail financial metrics, including sales, gross margin, and inventory turnover.
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modelling and Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with retail industry software and financial management systems.

Person Specification

We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven individual with a passion for finance and retail. The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Financial Acumen: Strong financial analysis skills with a deep understanding of retail financial metrics.
  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead and mentor a team of finance professionals.
  • Communication: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyse complex financial data and provide actionable insights.
  • Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

What’s in It for You

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Access to [specific perks, training, or additional benefits your company provides].
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement within a reputable retail brand.
  • A positive and collaborative work environment.

Joining [Company Name] means being an integral part of shaping the financial success of our retail division. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

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