Commercial Finance Manager

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Location
Kings Cross, London
Department
Finance
About The Role

Commercial Finance Manager

Checkatrade - the trusted foundation of every home

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial Finance professional to join us. This is critical role within the Commercial Finance function to influence decision-making and shape the future direction of the business. A fast-paced business with an abundance of ideas requires a similarly fast paced individual, who is adept at using data and analysis to offer timely commercial insight which both supports and challenges conventional thinking across the organisation. This opportunity will be central to appraising our initiatives, selecting and prioritising those which best deliver both our short and long-term goals. We are at an exciting point of reset - a new leadership team on board, a roadmap for success and committed investors. Sound good? There is more! Our foundations are solid, and our future is bright. Are you used to working at pace? Rich in ideas? Delivery focused with hyper attention to detail? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Location: Kings Cross, London. Hybrid working applies, 3 days in the office, 2 days at home. Travel required to our Portsmouth HQ twice a month. 

Where do you fit in?

Reporting to the Director of Commercial Finance, you'll work with key stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive capital allocation strategies. You'll maximise return on investment by supporting short, medium and long-term business objectives. You'll be focusing on the levers that will drive the success of Checkatrade’s quarterly budget, annual budget and 5-year Plan. You’ll support and challenge stakeholders across all levels, to make the best capital allocation decisions. You'll conduct detailed financial analysis, including cost-benefit analysis, return on investment (ROI) assessments, and scenario planning to guide decision-making across existing and new initiatives. As well as investment appraisal on M&A to complement strategic and financial goals. You'll work closely with FP&A and Financial Control peers in the development of annual budgets and financial forecasts to appropriately capture investment initiatives. You’ll be comfortable identifying priorities and setting your own agenda and be comfortable taking personal responsibility with the ability to work across multiple priorities, as well as working collaboratively to deliver wider team and business objectives.

What’s in it for you?

  • A career-defining opportunity to join a modern marketplace business with impressive growth plans. You could be part of this!
  • An opportunity to work with top-notch business leaders across technology, commerce, marketing, product and more!
  • A role with a direct impact on our bottom line, future ambitions, and innovations. We are not here to settle for a status quo. Instead, we are here to challenge it, to evolve, to innovate, and to grow. We are here to be the best at what we do, and to inspire others to do the same too.
  • An excellent salary and benefits package plus much more.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in a commercial finance role at a high-growth business.
  • Ideally have a Big 4, investment banking or consulting background. 
  • Highly data literate, comfortable augmenting and interpreting large unstructured data sets.
  • Experience with Power BI desirable.
  • Advanced user of Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). 
  • Excellent operating across all levels of stakeholders and with strong people skills and a flair for building and maintaining trust and relationships.
  • Ability to alternate between using large volumes of data and summary-level information to make informed and succinctly articulated recommendations.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with immaculate presentation and stakeholder communication skills across all mediums.
  • Advanced financial modelling skills.

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About Us

We believe in the power of homes to improve lives, support livelihoods, and build communities. That’s why our mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home by connecting people with the trades and tools to make home improvements easy. 

Established in 1998, we’ve built a UK leading brand, expanded our trade base, and seen record levels of consumer demand – but this is just a start!  We are excited about the unique opportunity ahead of us to deliver unparalleled growth while strengthening our position as a UK leading marketplace for home improvements and repairs.  

Our values are who we are and what we do. As a collective we are all in and moving at pace. We have a bias for action and are always customer obsessed. We are innately ambitious and think big and bold. And we always do the right thing by our customers and our team.

So, if you want to be part of a forward-thinking, values driven business that is truly going places - then maybe this is the place for you?  

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