Commercial Finance Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Accounting
Region:
Europe
Location:
Dublin
Salary:
£65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
22/01/2019
Recruiter:
Sodexo
Job Ref:
SDX/TP/RF2140/MM

Sodexo are currently recruiting for a number of brand new opportunities due to growth in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join our corporate team as a Commercial Finance Manager. This is a fantastic role for someone with great leadership behaviours, influencing skills as well as experience of managing teams and motivation.

This role has a salary of €65,000 - €70,000 dependant on experience with an array of benefits including retailer discount schemes, annual leave and pension. This is a Monday to Friday role, 39 hours per week.

If you would like more information to understand what it is like to work for Sodexo and a career in Corporate Services, please follow the link below;

Careers within Corporate Clients

 
Main responsibilities
Take an active role in supporting the Senior operational team and Sales team in client negotiations and proposals for new and existing contracts.  As needed develop good working relationships with the finance and other contacts of key clients.
Delivering a strong management review and control process with the Head of finance, Finance Director, MD and Account Directors.  This process will need to be hands on and actively engage functional specialists as required.
Advise on the understanding and communication of ROI specific Tax issues (specifically VAT) and queries arising on same.
Maintaining a robust rolling forecasting process across the division, identifying issues and opportunities and communicate the same to the relevant people. 
Manage the annual budget process for the division. Create and administers budgets that accurately forecast sales, capital, overhead and expenses.  Ensure that the processes properly engage and involve Account Managers and Directors and provide robust and fact-based challenge to ensure that units are properly targeted.  Ensure budgets and physical delivery plans for change initiatives are joined up.  Monitor effectiveness of delivery and report on implementation with recommendations for corrective actions as needed.
Works closely with key contracts in the division and ensures performance is fully understood in detail and addressed both in P&L performance and in debt management
Upholds the highest of ethical standards and ensures financial control environment is properly implemented both with a P&L and Balance Sheet focus.
Analysis of performance trends and opportunities and determining how best the insight from this work can be turned into real performance improvements in the business.  Once agreed, support and drive the implementation of this into your business.
Working with the Bid Finance team, take a lead in the planning and evaluation of new business opportunities and ensuring that they mobilize effectively.
Communicate with the senior operations team to ensure that they are all aware of their performance and support them in managing changes e.g. mobilizations, retention activity, inflation, and seasonal trading patterns.  Work closely with the other Finance Managers to ensure that these issues are dealt with systematically across the wider UK & Ireland business and that we share and develop best practice.
Complete post investment reviews for new contracts and significant investments and ensure we learn the lessons from them.
Support the Financial Controller and his team in monitoring the work of the finance teams operating in the Business Shared Services Centre and ensure that we are supporting and challenging these central teams to provide great service to our operators and clients.

Own the analysis and planning of key cost lines, ensure we have good processes and tools for managing these costs in the key units.  Work with operational managers to ensure benefits are real and delivered.
Take an active role in supporting the senior team in client negotiations and proposals for new and existing contracts. 
Analysis of performance trends and opportunities and to determine how best the insight from this work can be turned into real performance improvements in the business.  Once agreed, support and drive the implementation of this into your business.
Working with the Bid Finance team, take a lead in the planning and evaluation of new business opportunities.
Communicate with the senior operations team to ensure that they are all aware of their performance and support them in managing changes e.g. mobilisations, retention activity, food cost inflation, and seasonal trading patterns.  Work closely with the other Finance Managers to ensure that these issues are dealt with systematically across the wider UK & Ireland business and that we share and develop best practice.
Support the Financial Controller and his team in monitoring the work of the finance teams operating in the Business Shared Services Centre and ensure that we are supporting and challenging these central teams to provide great service to our operators and clients.

Ideal candidate
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills for managing senior level relationships and difficult performance management conversations.
Strong commercial acumen, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes.
A proven ability to innovate and implement.  Experience of project management and able to demonstrate tangible delivered improvements in business performance.
The ability to combine strategic and analytical perspectives with a pragmatic approach.
The ability to keep focus on day-to-day performance whilst simultaneously pursuing longer-term opportunities.
Accountancy qualification
Experience using SAP, Hyperion, advance Excel skills

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Contact Details:
Sodexo
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Magita Lauder
Email:

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