Interim Commercial Finance Analyst

Location
England, Wiltshire, Swindon
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
10 Jan 2019
Closes
07 Feb 2019
Ref
13980929/001
Contact
Ryan Hirons
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified

This is an exciting interim contract opportunity for someone with strong commercial and analytical skills who can build relationships internally and externally.

Client Details

My client are a leading presence in their field of expertise and have an excellent market reputation.

Description

The main responsibilities within this role are:

Commercial Leadership - Provide leadership to the Schools business to ensure that contract performance is optimised, all processes are simplified, strategic opportunities are identified and acted upon, and risks and issues are escalated where required.

Contract Management - Ensure profits are optimised and contract specifications met.

Key Relationships - Focus on development of strong internal and external relationships. Operations/Account Directors/Financial Controller/BDMs/Legal/Insurance and IS&T are the main internal interfaces. Externally the focus is on building appropriate relationships with client/supplier commercial staff as well as professional associations where appropriate.

Contractual Terms - Negotiate client contract terms in compliance with group procedures and legal advice in order to achieve optimum risk / return positions.

Pricing - Responsibility for contract pricing, including compilation of cost models, analysis of proposed submissions and presentation of proposed pricing for approval.

Governance - Ensure commercial compliance with all Sodexo governance requirements including investment appraisal, REF, Insurance, Legal etc reviews

Contract Change Management - Implement process and procedures to capture contract changes and ensure all billable activities are appropriately negotiated with the relevant client.

Reporting - Ensure all sub-segment reporting requirements are complied with. Data being correct and presented to a high standard, on a timely basis. As well as assisting to provide relevant data and reports for the generation of all Region and Segment reporting.

Financial Compliance - Ensure that where appropriate Group accounting policies are being adhered to in the delivery of solutions

Previous experience in a similar role, a Qualified Accountant (preferred) * Commercial acumen - Strong commercial decision-maker and negotiator.

* Communication - Ability to digest complex commercial information and communicate it effectively in all formats to a broad range of stakeholders.

* Technological Skills - Good knowledge of Sodexo systems an advantage, experience in general software (Excel) and databases required

* Numeracy - Comfortable dealing with complex financial assessments in high pressure environments.

* Legal - Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating contractual terms * Coaching - Ability to coach and motivate Operational personnel to deliver commercially

* Influencing skills - Aware of key decision-makers and able to influence positively.

* Working with others - Able to understand different perspectives and adopt different styles to achieve business aims

* Planning - Ensures appropriate plans are in place to deliver initiatives on time and with the anticipated benefits at the forecasted cost. Has previous experience of delivering projects in a large organisation

Profile

The successful applicant will have:

Previous experience in a similar role and will be a Qualified Accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA)

Commercial acumen - Be a strong commercial decision-maker and negotiator.

Communication skills- Ability to digest complex commercial information and communicate it effectively in all formats to a broad range of stakeholders.

Technological Skills - Experience in general software (Excel) and databases required

Numeracy skills- Comfortable dealing with complex financial assessments in high pressure environments.

Coaching - Ability to coach and motivate Operational personnel to deliver commercially

Influencing skills - Aware of key decision-makers and able to influence positively.

Ability to work with others - Able to understand different perspectives and adopt different styles to achieve business aims

Planning skills - Ensuring appropriate plans are in place to deliver initiatives on time and with the anticipated benefits at the forecasted cost. Previous experience of delivering projects in a large organisation

Job Offer

A highly competitive salary and free onsite parking

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