Commercial Finance Manager - Operations

  • Department / Function
  • Finance
  • Location
  • Bristol
  • Contract Type
  • Permanent
  • Working Pattern
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description
  • About the role

    Support the Operations Director in driving forward an understanding of the business and delivering a significant change agenda.  The role provides forecasting, reporting and analysis across the Matthew Clark distribution network. Control on cost base, commercial analysis and insight, “challenging the norm” at every opportunity.

    What you'll do

    • Be responsible for the budgeting/forecasting, analysis and business partnering to key stakeholders including Operations Director, Head of Operations & Depot Managers
    • Be a key support for logistics teams, providing insight on the KPI’s and variance to budget and last year, with relentless focus on cost base
    • Production and analysis of monthly KPI reports to identify anomalies and issues, and provide recommendations to improve profitability
    • Investigation of current ways of working, writing executive summaries to inform key stakeholders, and with suggestions of ways to improve / streamline processes and controls
    • Provide ad hoc analysis for stakeholders, highlighting issues and recommending remedial action.
    • Development of dashboard reporting and management information

    About you

    • Qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) preferred, QBE will be considered
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Previous analyst experience desirable/experience in industry preferred but not essential
    • Business partnering / stakeholder manager experience preferred
    • UK Driving licence
    • Numerate / Educated to degree level preferred

    What we offer

    We offer a competitive salary & an excellent bonus structure along with a range of fantastic benefits, including:

    • 26 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) - with the option to buy a further week
    • A Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A Share Incentive Plan (subject to eligibility)
    • Private Healthcare Cover and Life Assurance

    We work with some fantastic people, we’re passionate about what we do and we have some fun along the way! If you want to know more about us and our work, take a look here or here. If this all resonates with you, then we’d love to hear from you.

    Matthew Clark is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.