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Head of Commercial Finance - Semi State

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A well known semi state organisation is looking to hire a Head of Commercial Finance which is a newly created and vital position for the organisation to guide the commercial strategy. This position requires strong commercial acumen, expertise in revenue strategies and scenario analysis while also playing a key role in tendering. Salary for this role is €85,000 - €90,000 plus benefits and only requires one day per week in the Dublin office.

Key responsibilities of the Head of Commercial Finance

  • Collaborate with the Head of Business Operations Control and senior leadership to develop, refine, and implement strategic financial plans in relation to the commercial business
  • Conduct thorough reviews and analyses of strategic initiatives, providing insights and recommendations to enhance profitability and achieve long-term objectives
  • Develop business cases for capital investments, including conducting investment appraisals
  • Conduct scenario planning and analysis to support strategic decision-making
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with the strategic plan and propose adjustments as needed.
  • Perform comprehensive financial analyses to support decision-making processes, including cost benefit analysis, scenario modelling, and risk assessments
  • Develop financial models to evaluate the financial impact of various business strategies and initiatives
  • Collaborate with finance team cost experts for periodic cost review and cost building for tendering
  • Provide strategic insights based on financial analysis to support decision-making for commercial contract tenders.
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with department heads to establish realistic financial goals and monitor performance against budget.
  • Manage energy usage planning initiatives to optimise resources and reduce costs
  • Identify and communicate potential financial risks and opportunities in a proactive manner.
  • Evaluate, enhance, and implement financial systems to streamline processes and improve data accuracy.
  • Collaborate with IT and finance teams to identify and implement technological solutions that support financial planning and reporting requirements.
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices and emerging technologies to continuously improve financial systems and processes.
  • Prepare and present financial reports for senior leadership and the Board to highlighting key insights, trends, and recommendations
  • Communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner, making recommendations for strategic actions

Key requirements of the Head of Commercial Finance Semi State

  • Accountancy qualification with at least 5-year post qualification experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct scenario planning.
  • Proven experience in strategic financial planning, financial modelling, and analysis
  • Familiarity with investment appraisal techniques and business case development
  • Ability to think strategically and translate financial data into actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage with senior stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to lead cross-functional initiatives.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is essential for data analysis and presentation purposes.
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP systems for financial analysis and reporting.

If you are interested in this role please apply through the link.

This role is managed by Walters People entity which is a temporary recruitment agency.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Commercial Finance

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: €80,000 - €90,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: /experience-level/SeniorManagement

Location: Dublin

Job Reference: G9LN4I-6D533AB4

Date posted: 03 June 2024

Consultant: Niall Thomas

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