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Head of Commercial Finance

Job Summary

An excellent, immediate opportunity has arisen with a highly regarded company in Central London.

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Job Description

The firm consists of a group of companies is responsible for restaurants, catering, food and recipe development, books, television, food and non-food products, endorsements, PR, marketing and syndication throughout the world. Within the group there are a range of businesses which span across various industries such as hospitality, retail, TV, consumer goods, graphic design, publishing and catering.


The role offers a fantastic opportunity to work for an international firm, enhancing the successful candidate’s CV whilst working in a truly collaborative, 21st century working environment.


Responsibilities :

  • Business partner with the Executive Team of the Restaurant Group to formulate strategic budgeting and forecast process
  • Preparation and management of long term and short term cash flow of the business
  • Assisting the FD with Budgeting and forecast for multi restaurant sites
  • Development of KPI within the restaurant business and development of BI reports to help business identify star and poor performing sites and develop strategies to improve performance
  • Development of commercial scenarios, sensitivity analysis and menu analysis to determine business cases for the Executive team to make commercial or marketing decisions for the business on how this would impact on revenue and covers
  • Provide analysis of business performance that is affecting gross and net margin of the business
  • Site performance management and liaison with the operations and executive  team to ensure financial performance is measured and reported
  • Project management -development of solid and robust internal controls and systems within the finance team
  • Preparation of month end balance sheet reconciliations
  • Management of month end processes to ensure cut off procedures are adequate in each of the finance teams
  • Audit lead, preparation of Statutory accounts and management of audit process and statutory files
  • Management of the finance team including Treasury, Payroll, Receivable and Accounts Payable Team

The Person :

Reporting to and working with the Finance Director, The Head of Commercial Finance will be responsible for working with the executive team and leading the Finance team

The role requires an astute and commercially minded person who has an eye for attention for detail and is able to understand and think outside of the box and is able to operate effectively and efficiently in a fast paced finance environment. Qualified Accountant and IFRS proficient.

Effective and great interpersonal people management skills required to successfully business partner with the Executive team together with managing the finance team.

System : Excel Proficient, SAGE 50, Micros and Fourth Hospitality and Tevalis

Job Details

Location: London

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 pa

Job Ref: MTJI06182

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