Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Function: Finance

Location: Sheffield

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Senior Commercial Finance Manager

We are on the hunt for a Senior Commercial Finance Manager to join our Accounting team and take responsibility for accurate reporting & review of the Banner monthly accounts. You will both support and challenge Sales Managers, providing clear analysis to deliver key business objectives. Managing a team of two part-qualified accountants, you will be responsible for commercial finance reporting and customer rebate accruals. This role will be based between our Sheffield office and home and has a salary of £45-50,000.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Daily Reporting

  • Review daily reporting, understand key movements in sales & margin from order input through to despatch & invoice
  • Working with the Group BI team, develop and improve Banner daily sales and margin reporting & sales rep trackers

Monthly Reporting

  • Manage the team to complete management accounts on time including; sales and margin reconciliations, unbilled sales journals, rebate accruals, overheads, warehouse, establishment and GL reconciliations
  • Review monthly results & distribute reporting packs to sales managers
  • Provide key variance analysis vs. Budget and PY, across the Banner Channels
  • Support warehouse director with monthly KPI reporting, variance and cost per line analysis
  • Support Finance Manager with board packs and commentary
  • Develop and improve process for targeting & monitoring monthly sales commissions

Profitability Analysis

  • Complete & review key customer profitability models working with sales functions to challenge and drive customer profitability at all levels of the P&L
  • Provide finance support for upcoming bids and retenders for existing and new contracts.

Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Support Head of Finance & Managing Director with weekly forecasting where required, including; ensuring forecast files are updated and accurate, consolidation of group numbers and commentary on weekly forecast slides
  • Assist in production of run rate models by channel for annual budgets, work with channel directors to compile accurate and sensible budgets by customer challenging where appropriate.
  • Assist in developing a customer budget model within Cognos for the Banner business
  • Work with marketing team in developing annual budget and monitoring and tracking monthly spend and committed PO’s, ensuring spend is accurately reflected in the monthly accounts

Business Partnering

  • Build relationships with account managers and channel directors of the Banner business providing key support to deliver business decisions
  • Provide proactive support and analysis for key stakeholders as required

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, retail or FMCG environment is desirable
  • Good IT skills and confident in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Business partnering and building relationships with non-finance colleagues within the business
  • Able to communicate effectively with Finance and beyond
  • Ability to challenge, articulate clearly and stand up to sales colleagues
  • Good organisational and workload management skills, specifically the ability to prioritise own work and reprioritise when necessary
  • Strong attention to detail and able to produce work with a high level of accuracy
  • Able to respond to changing priorities
  • Able to analyse information with problem solving abilities
  • Proactive and analytical mindset.
  • Demonstrable influencing skills
  • Confident in presenting to senior management and directors

WHAT DO WE DO?

evo connects manufacturers and brands to their business customers through its integrated multi-channel, sales, e-commerce, operational and transport platform.

evo provides sales, marketing, sourcing, delivery, storage and fulfilment services on behalf of manufacturers. It supports a network of reseller partners, alongside Corporates, Public Sector and SME companies in the UK and Ireland, via the trading entities of VOW and Banner. All of these services are underpinned by Truline, our 350-vehicle transport organisation.

OUR BENEFITS

We offer a competitive range of benefits, including free parking (subject to site availability), contributory pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, retailer and lifestyle perks and discounts, paid charity support day, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance. Our employees hard work can be rewarded through the evo Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes.  We support and encourage our employees training and development with access to a e-learning platform covering a wide range of topics and the opportunity to complete a fully funded Apprenticeship or Adult Learning courses (terms apply).

We also have a generous holiday package and a holiday purchasing scheme.  All our employees either get their Birthday off every year or a voucher in their birthday month, and in most areas of the business we close between Christmas and New Year!  

DIVERSITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making evo an inclusive workplace.

We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion.  evo expect their employees to respect one another and treat their colleagues, and others that they come into contact with, as they would wish to be treated themselves.

evo are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ accredited employer.  We have a strong CSR and ESG ethos which is reflected in our Company values and the work we do.

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