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Commercial Finance Business Partner


Finecast / London / Finance & Accounting
Job Overview

The Commercial Finance Business Partner will be a key member of the Finecast Finance team and will manage all UK Finecast Commercial Finance responsibilities, including commercial business insights, agency reporting and business development support.

The role will report to our Commercial Finance Director, working closely with the UK Finecast team, as well as liaising with Agencies and key GroupM stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing commercial business insights through the analysis of Finecast UK performance, modelling opportunities, developing strategies and delivering these to senior management
  • Proactively identify and develop insights of gross margin performance, any opportunities and risks, and deliver these to management in order to make strategic decisions
  • Prepare and deliver monthly company results presentation
  • Present monthly gross margin meetings with head of Ops and PDA to maintain and increase margin opportunities as well as identifying threats to the margin
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with Finecast Heads of Department, Agencies and GroupM Finance team
  • Support the Commercial Finance Director and Management by contributing to financial modelling, scenario analysis, and supporting the development of future business opportunities
  • Carry out finance inductions across business to ensure all the departments fully understand their financial, reconciliation and compliance responsibilities
  • Manage and develop client opt-in status, along with ensuring that the contract status database is maintained and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Key driver of Finecast finance system improvements, and involvement in the implementation of ad-hoc tech projects that impact the business processes
  • Key driver of research to improve efficiency of business finance functions by implementing new solutions, modelling, automation of process and adopting GroupM’s existing systems
  • Creation and development of presentations, summarising business performance for Finecast UK Senior Management Team
  • Participate in ad hoc commercial projects and industry analysis, as necessary

Candidate requirements

  • Experienced senior finance professional with proven ability to work effectively with senior management and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, presenting financial information in a concise and clear way, adapting this information for financial and non-financial audiences and comfortable presenting in group environments
  • A keen eye for identifying and analysing commercial opportunities, particularly relating to margin and business growth
  • Versatility to adapt skills / behaviours / attitude to enable successful working outcomes in unfamiliar environments or with different stakeholders
  • Bring an energy and passion to your work, be versatile and collaborative in style and think outside the box with proactive solutions
  • Fully Qualified in ACA/CIMA/ACCA with 5-10 years PQE
  • Strong Excel skills, especially in regards to modelling, and PowerPoint for presentations

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