Commercial Finance Manager

NSW Other Permanent / Full Time

Iain has over 15 years’ experience in both contingency and retained recruitment, with over 12 years dedicated to the Sydney Property and Financial Services market. Previously, Iain led both a Local & International recruitment businesses senior accounting offering, as well as spending 5 years in Search work on behalf of clients within the Property & Funds Management sector in both London and Sydney. Iain has extensive experience recruiting and sourcing for accounting and finance related roles across the Property, Infrastructure, Fund/Wealth Management & Insurance sectors. Having developed strong networks within his niche and unapparelled product knowledge, Iain is passionate about the role an Accountant can play in his specialist sectors, whether it is at Junior Accountant level or CFO.

Recruiter :
Iain McLeod

Iain McLeod
  • Commercial role supporting GM with strategic advice & business case analysis
  • Full P&L Ownership of market leading division and product group
  • Broad role covering Sales Support, Projects, Operations and Cost Management
Our client are leaders in the diversified industrials sector, are committed to driving innovation and excellence in their operations. They pride ourselves on our strategic approach to business and our dedication to delivering exceptional value to our stakeholders. We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Commercial Finance Manager to join their dynamic team and contribute to our continued success.

Position Overview: Based in their Newcastle office, Commercial Finance Manager will play a crucial role in providing financial leadership and strategic support to industrial operations. You will be responsible for driving financial performance, managing financial planning and analysis, and supporting key business decisions. This role requires a proactive and analytical finance professional with a strong commercial acumen and experience in the industrial sector.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) process for the division, including budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Provide strategic financial insights and recommendations to support business decisions and drive operational performance.
  • Collaborate with senior management and operational teams to develop and implement financial strategies and initiatives.
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis of key business drivers, trends, and performance metrics.
  • Prepare and present financial reports, dashboards, and presentations to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Support the evaluation and execution of business development opportunities, including mergers, acquisitions, and capital investments.
  • Ensure robust financial controls and processes are in place to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and manage the month-end close process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting.
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial processes, systems, and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Mentor and develop a team of finance professionals, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. A master's degree or professional certification (e.g., CA, CPA) is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in finance, with a focus on financial planning and analysis, commercial finance, or business partnering in the industrial sector.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights.
  • Proven track record of driving financial performance and supporting strategic business decisions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
To discuss further, please contact Iain McLeod on 0412485110 or [email protected]

Referral reward: $500

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