Job Title Commercial Finance Business Partner
Job Function Deliver effective financial management, control and advisory support for the business
Reports To Finance Director
Location The Olive House, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, potential for some remote working
Date Dec 2021


Core Responsibilities

Business Support & Challenge


  • Provision of regular insightful analysis on customer and category performance highlighting key risks or opportunities
  • Provide financial support and analysis on commercial opportunities presented by the commercial teams
  • Review product performance and opportunities for rationalisation


Information Provision


  • Provide relevant information and reporting to support the business needs, ensuring that there is value obtained from the information provided by inspiring others to make use of it
  • Support the creation of commercial budgets and forecasts, demonstrating and understanding of the key drivers to inform commercial decision making
  • Production of weekly and monthly sales reports
  • Provide control and governance with regard to rebates
  • Supporting the Finance Director to improve the impact and understanding of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Support with the implementation of a BI tool




  • Act as a positive representative for Finance with business stakeholders
  • Act as a role model for other members of the finance team
  • Take a proactive approach in supporting staff development and performance
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the finance, commercial and supply chain teams
  • Facilitate collaboration between team members through sharing information, joint decision making and taking mutual responsibility for the work of the team involved


Other role responsibilities


  • Support the Commercial Director with financial information as required
  • Support the Finance Director with other ad-hoc duties
  • Contribute to ensuring fresh ideas and best practices are being brought to life within finance and the rest of the business to drive service, quality and efficiency


Skills & Experience Required


  • Candidates will be a part qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or be qualified by experience
  • Comfortable working in the detail with limited support
  • Tropos/CODA systems experience desirable but not a must
  • BI tool experience desirable
  • Be confident using MS excel
  • Be a strong communicator at all levels with the confidence to influence decisions and implement process changes
  • Action oriented
  • Proven track record in relationship building, negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution
  • Strong judgement and problem solving skills