Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Commercial Finance Business Partner


Reference: FH/6035

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £50,000.00

Maximum Salary: £60,000.00

Qualifications: ACA/ACCA/CIMA

My exclusive client, a niche manufacturing organisation based on the outskirts of Wrexham, is looking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to join their growing head office finance function. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for the financial business partnering of the Group Operations and will take responsibility for the financial compliance of commercial operations and all the financial management information, business partnering and performance metrics/KPI’s.


Key Duties:

  • Responsibility for cost centre variance analysis review structure for UK operations included detailed marketing spend analysis
  • Responsibility for overall sales and standard margin analysis
  • Regular interaction and review with subsidiary finance heads
  • Responsibility for the preparation for all strategic plans, budgets and latest estimates for operations, ensuring involvement/interaction with the major cost owners within the business
  • Responsibility for production of management accounts analysis and dashboard/KPI analysis for operations and identification/explanation of all major variances vs target/budget/prior year etc.
  • Responsible for validating and challenging purchasing and operational excellence savings plans for commercial operations
  • Identification of cost reduction and process improvement opportunities across all areas of commercial operations
  • Responsible for pre-investment and post-investment appraisal of new business and capex projects/opportunities across
  • Lead finance involvement in driving group policies and procedures
  • Responsible for overall analysis of group sales and standard margin analysis vs budget, forecast etc.
  • To be an active member of and contribute to the group finance/IT leadership team in addition to group commercial sales leadership team


Essential / Desirable qualities:

  • Financial literacy
  • Continuous improvement mindset with a customer and delivery focus
  • Attention to detail and self-motivated with excellent organisational skills
  • Being a team player but equally able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own
  • Excellent communicator both oral and written


Education and Experience:

  • Qualified – ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • Operational excellence qualifications desirable (Lean Six Sigma Green belt), (Process Management Trained)
  • Project management skills
  • High level of mathematical ability
  • Commercial finance experience
  • Experience of evaluating and appraising new projects/opportunities
  • ERP experience
  • Experience of working with external auditors


Candidates will ideally be readily available with a maximum 4 week notice period.