Commercial Finance Manager - Technology - 3 months

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Job ref:

    BBBH127717_1601986682

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Commercial Finance Manager - Technology - 3 months

Commercial Finance Manager - Technology - 3 months


The work location is in London and is a 3 month contract.

The pay rate on offer is between £400 - £500 per day.


The role is working for a large, multinational high-street retailer.


Key responsibilities

  • Commercial business partner to the Head of Technology Solutions in more than one portfolio providing commercial decision-making support. This will cover:
    • Shape business cases & oversee benefit tracking to maximise investment value
    • Support supplier selection decisions through financial analysis & commercial recommendation
    • Analysis of development spend to assess value for money and challenge existing suppliers
    • Reduce & optimise the Total Cost of Ownership for the portfolio - covering investment, run costs & depreciation
    • KPIs, metrics & benefits tracking to measure investment value and facilitate quarterly start/stop/continue decisions
  • Works with the portfolio leadership team to develop and agree the Annual Operating Plan for Technology investment, as well as quarterly Consolidated Forecasts and monthly Financial Reports
  • Lead monthly reporting highlighting variance to budget to portfolio leadership team, CTO and Technology Finance
  • Business partner the CTO developing end to end cost reporting through Apptio, incorporating direct and allocated costs
  • Ensure benefits from strategic supplier partnership are realised and that technology development costs are value for money through assurance of benefits and external benchmarking.
  • Supports the resolution of key commercial and contractual risks and issues
  • Responsible for sign off of statements of work ensuring they reflect the transformation business case metrics
  • Accountable for the accurate and timely creation of the Commercial dashboards to assess portfolio investment value, commercial performance & portfolio health
  • Responsible for working with other shared business functions to maintain alignment on the client's wider commercial policies and standards
  • Guide LPM Analyst deliverables in line with agreed monthly cost reporting and quarterly forecast timescales.
  • Support portfolios to build quarterly forecast of investment spend and associated resource required, adhering to agreed commercial principles


Key experience and skills

  • Over 5 years' experience in a Commercial Finance role desirable
  • Business partnering experience
  • Experience of measuring value from Technology investment & agile development
  • Experience of Technology cost management including investment & run costs
  • Excellent and demonstrable commercial management and financial literacy
  • Accounting qualification preferred (CIMA or ACCA)
  • Excellent analytical skills
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