Commercial Finance Business Partner

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Michael Mesrie


Commercial Finance Business Partner

MDM Resourcing’s exclusive client is a large acquisitive growth business with EBITDA c£50m.

Internal promotion has given rise to a requirement for a commercially astute Finance Business Partner to provide value-adding commercial finance support and challenge to the leadership team of a key growth business unit, with the objective of maximising financial performance.

With financial responsibility for an £11m+ P&L, the role is like a “mini-FD role”, focused on driving both commercial and working capital performance. 

Candidates from both practice (ideally Transaction Services) and industry will be considered.

The Role

The role requires a combination of business acumen and sound technical skills and, critically, excellent relationship building and communication skills.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Full ownership of the Business Unit P&L; supporting the senior leadership team to drive commercial performance;
  • Provision of high quality and timely strategic, operational and financial support and challenge through provision of detailed performance insight;
  • Identify, model and appraise investment opportunities;
  • Delivery of weekly KPIs and monthly management accounts;
  • Provide business support to contract negotiations ensuring that contract proposals are commercially robust; 
  • Ensure control over c£8m stock with the support of a remote to of 2;
  • Work with Central Finance team to ensure that working capital levels are optimised.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or ACMA) with at least 2 years’ post qualification experience - either in a top 8 accounting firm or in a fast paced business;
  • A natural commercial inclination ie to sense check the business rationale in any decision;
  • A commercially astute, dynamic, results driven individual possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to build productive relationships with key non-finance personnel whilst providing the requisite level of commercial challenge;
  • Strong technical accounting skills.

This is an outstanding career opportunity which offers high calibre candidates the opportunity and autonomy to exercise their commercial capabilities in a fast paced high growth business. The ongoing growth of the business continues to generate excellent career progression potential.

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