Commercial Finance Manager


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive plus benefits

Closing Date

05/11/2019 12:00

About the Role

We’re looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to join our team here at Matalan Head Office. As a Commercial Finance Manager you will working collaboratively with peers and senior leaders from across the business to help deliver against business plans, highlighting commercial challenges and opportunities, with proactive reactions to volatility.

Working in a fast-paced environment you will demonstrate commercial judgment with confidence, recommending clear actions built on accurate analysis to identify operational efficiencies and drive profit growth.

You will accurately report on, and challenge, the business’s trading KPI’s and investments across all areas of the trading floor.

  • Work closely with other key areas of the business (eComm, Supply Chain and Marketing) to identify and implement trading opportunities.
  • Develop your own team through inspiring leadership.
  • Forge an effective working relationship with all cross functional teams.
  • Create an atmosphere and culture of high support and high challenge across those teams and within our own team.
  • Understand the impact of currency and commodity movements on our cost base and help the teams to take advantage of opportunities and defend against risks.
  • Work with central planning to manage the high level KPI’s through the forecasting process and influence the teams with the top down direction of travel.
  • To work with non financial stakeholders to enhance commercial awareness, challenge and improve processes and efficiency, in order to improve cost effectiveness.
  • Work with continuous improvement to assess and analyse processes end to end for the benefit of Matalan total rather than individual department results.
  • Create and maintain a schedule of seasonal commercial reporting requirements in line with the corporate trading calendar.

About You

  • Qualified CIMA/ACA OR ACCA  with significant PQE
  • Proven experience in a finance team, preferably in Commercial Finance
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the business
  • A strong analytical approach
  • Ability to adapt and dealing with change
  • A passion and desire to complete tasks to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • High numerate skills and strong financial acumen
  • Ability to confidently challenge senior management whilst maintaining a strong professional manner

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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Senior Commercial Finance Manager
Commercial Finance Manager