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Commercial Finance Manager (18882)

  • Salary:
    Competitive salary + benefits
  • Business Function:
    Corporate Functions
  • Job family:
    Finance
  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Location:
    GBR - Bracknell - Avis Budget House, Park Road
  • Contract:
    Permanent Full-Time
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Commercial Finance Manager- Bracknell

Avis Budget Group doesn’t just rent cars. We’re changing the way people move. Across our world-leading brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar and Payless - we’re continually harnessing the latest technology to develop integrated products and services that will offer entirely new travel possibilities with more convenience and flexibility than ever before.

About the role of Commercial Finance Manager

The FP&A team is an important team in Avis Budget Group. Due to the nature of our business model the FP&A team have a strong relationship with the three pillars of our business to support their needs – the Commercial team for sales and marketing analysis and commercial sales bids, the Fleet team for vehicle fixed and running cost analysis and management, and the Operations team for cost base analysis and local P&L management.

As Commercial Finance Manager (UK) you will partner with the Commercial (Sales & Marketing) teams for the UK to drive sales & profit performance through understanding of the market, our business and our competitors.

You will also provide support for Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden & Denmark) and the broader Northern Region business (UK & Scandinavia) as required.

You will be commercially astute, enjoy problem solving, be able to plan and prioritise effectively and have experience of generating insight to drive business decisions.

Key Responsibilities – Commercial Finance Manager - HQ

  • Supporting commercial initiatives and helping the Sales and Marketing teams understand the profitability of our customer and account base.
  • Identifying opportunities to drive performance improvement through regular and ad-hoc insight and analysis.
  • Forecasting and planning revenue and direct selling costs.
  • Supporting the team with the production of the monthly performance pack for the Northern Region business to the EMEA board, using profitability flow tracks, and providing commentary and analysis for the Northern Region Head Office.
  • Analysis -  Uses a range of resources to create insightful and compelling analysis to constructively challenge and support business decision making through identifying key drivers allows easy issue/opportunity resolution
  • Process Improvement - Interacting with a wide range of stakeholders to bring collaborative solutions to improve the usability and understanding of analysis so as to enhance the understanding of information and therefore the quality of decision making
  • Business Optimisation - Provides analytical support to teams to ensure commercial decisions taken are in line with the business plan and therefore maximises revenue opportunities and minimises cost leakage.
  • Relationship Management - Pivotal interaction with members of the UK board responsible for c £150m of Revenue. Working extensively with the Sales team (customer analysis, new bids, account reviews) and the Marketing team (consumer product offering, initiative reporting, channel analysis)
  • Forecasting and Planning - Manages the forecasting and planning process as to support timely decision making that supports business strategy
  • Data Management - Manages the timely uploading of financial data into company systems so as to enable accurate business forecasting

Requirements

  • Degree Qualified
  • Qualified CIMA / ACA / ACCA
  • 2+ years post qualification experience in finance roles
  • Experience of planning, forecasting, reporting, analysis, prioritisation and problem solving
  • Line management experience
  • Business partnering with commercial stakeholders
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience of manipulating large amounts of data 
  • We’re looking for the very best talent to help us shape the future of mobility, if you are interested please apply now!
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GBR - Bracknell - Avis Budget House, Park Road
Avis Budget House, Park Road, Bracknell, GBR, RG12 2EW
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