• Commercial Finance Director

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(26/11/2018 14:08)
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  • Overview

    This role is based in London, but the team and responsibilities are global.

    You will share responsibility for the performance of these businesses with other key client leadership team members.

    The role reports directly to the London based Global Head of Commercial Finance. 


    • You will provide commercial thought leadership and be responsible for problem solving and key decision making.
    • You will lead the business through the commercial landscape and help the company achieve and maintain a trajectory of profitable growth.
    • You will understand advertising production, help exploit new business opportunities and bring innovation to the ways of working.
    • You will maximize the performance of the commercial team by being a strong communicator and demonstrating integrity, positivity and motivation.      
    • You will become part of the client leadership team(s), with FD-like responsibilities of that business that will include budgeting, P&L ownership and analysis, and working capital management.
    • You will formulate, document and present for approval to senior management client strategic plans, budgets, forecasts and results.
    • As well as developing relationships with clients directly, you will work closely with the account teams to ensure all finance related interactions with the client give the best possible outcomes.
    • You will take the lead role in contract preparation, renewal, modification etc. and be responsible for guiding and ensuring full contractual compliance
    • You will develop pricing strategies by finding a mutually beneficial pricing solutions. You will be expected to help the account teams innovate with new business models
    • Working alongside the Client Leads you prepare and present new business proposals and commercial propositions and be actively involved in the presentation of these to clients
    • Our location-agnostic approach requires decision making to be globally coordinated, globally optimal and locally sympathetic. Flexibility to be available as required by the client, both in terms of timing and location is important, so some out of hours commitments and business travel will be a feature of the role.
    • You will define and implement process and commercial policy changes, roll these out and ensure global compliance.


    Professional Experience / Capabilities


    • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
    • Strong academics, intellect.
    • Experience of working in a commercial financial role.
    • Relevant industry / professional services / multi country experience.
    • Team Management.
    • Effective financial modelling.
    • Strong operational awareness.


    Personal skills and attributes


    • Team management and leadership skills.
    • Ambitious and driven.
    • Comfortable in a dynamic environment; adaptable.
    • Professional. Accuracy, attention to detail.
    • Effective project management.
    • Well organised and self-starting.
    • Open, honest and engaged.
    • Change agent / challenger of status quo.
    • Good communicator, both oral and written.


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