Head of Commercial Finance

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Location
Lakeside, Portsmouth
Department
Financial Performance and Analysis
About The Role

Head of Commercial Finance  

Passion for Commercial Finance? Skilled in delivering growth?

We have an exciting leadership role for an ACA/ACCA/ ICAEW/ CIMA qualified Head of Commercial Finance to  lead a newly created Commercial Finance function, working directly with members of our senior teams to influence decision making and shape the future direction of the business. Our fast paced digital business with an abundance of ideas requires a similarly fast paced individual who is adept at coordinating a team to use data and analysis to offer timely commercial insight, which both supports and challenges  conventional thinking across the organisation. Checkatrade has significant growth ambitions, and this role will be central to selecting and prioritising those initiatives to deliver on our short and long-term goals. 

Location: Based in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Hybrid working applies with circa 2-3 days in the office, remaining days remote.

Where do you fit in?

As a membership organisation with circa 50,000 trade members, our Finance team are pivotal to our success as a growing platform. Following a team restructure that has seen us strengthening our finance leadership and reshaping the team, our newly created opportunity for a Head of Commercial Finance will report to our Commercial Finance Director, working with our leadership team to develop Checkatrade’s value proposition and monetisation models. You will have an opportunity to establish, motivate and lead a team of three Commercial Finance Managers that work closely with product, growth, marketing and operations and change teams. You will enjoy building and developing an effective team and will make the most of their sharp commercial acumen to directly influence direction of the business over the short, medium, and long term. Data and insights driven, you will make data central to decision making, advocating  the use of facts and insights to “back up” the recommendations and decisions made.

What’s in it for you?

  • An exciting scale up business with a growth agenda.
  • A newly created Head of Commercial Finance role including opportunity to establish & embed your team.
  • An excellentsalary and benefits within an organisation encouraging you to think big and own it.

What do you need to succeed?

  • ACA/ ACCA/ ICAEW or CIMA  qualified Head of Commercial Finance with considerable post qualification experience.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset for all aspects of the P&L, driving top line growth, prioritising marketing investments, and improving leverage and efficiencies in the cost base.
  • Advanced financial modelling skills and considerable technical experience across Excel and PowerBI or similar.
  • Excellent people skills – confident and credible with a consultative and collaborative approach that engages teams and leaders alike.


About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards.

With 50,000 trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is.

We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.

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