Commercial Finance Business Partner

Walker Hamill
c.£80k - £100k base + bonus + benefits
13 Nov 2018
27 Nov 2018
Professional / Specialist
Accounting, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Our client is a leading international industrial Group with revenues of c.£2bn and extensive operations internationally with a particular focus on the US, Europe and Australia.

A new Group CFO has recently been appointed and is implementing an organisational change plan to further develop and grow the business. As such, we are assisting in the transformation of the finance function, including the recruitment of three new senior Commercial Finance roles to report directly into the Group Commercial Finance Director.

The business has not experienced FP&A / the value of a Commercial Finance function before, so these new hires will be crucial in transforming all functions across the Group. You will be working closely with regional management, giving genuinely value added insight into the future direction of the business, and covering all aspects of budgeting, forecasting and commercial planning.

The successful candidates will be qualified accountants, having trained within a top Professional Services firm or a highly regarded Finance Graduate Scheme, and have an excellent academic background. Candidates should have a proven track record in financial planning and analysis, as well as experience of working in a similar business environment. They should be adept at managing multiple business relationships across a global matrix and be able to handle the ambiguity that arises in a complex, diverse and geographically widespread organisation. To be successful in this role, you will need to be a strategic, ‘big picture’ thinker with a continuous drive for improvement and the ability to implement change. Equally, you will work well under pressure, but also possess excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills.

These roles are crucial in promoting a collaborative culture in which Finance delivers a first class service to support the business achieve its goals. You will therefore have genuine Main Board exposure as well as the opportunity to work closely with regional Managing Directors and broader functional management.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a complex and high quality business, offering a broad range of responsibilities and lead to candidates acquiring a full range of skills required for a first Finance Director appointment.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity-backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see

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