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Title:  Commercial Finance Business Support

City:  Droitwich
Department:  Finance & Tax
Location: 

Droitwich, GB, WR9 0LW

Müller offers you a long term career with a genuine market leader – we are an entrepreneurial company where people love to work and make a difference. Our competitive advantage comes through driving value through innovation and brands, scale, operational excellence and building a high performing international organisation.

 

Is your future goal to become a Finance Business Partner, but not sure how to get there? The Commercial Finance Business Support role in our MMI business is a perfect stepping stone towards business partnering, allowing you to transition from traditional accounting and reporting through to variance analysis and generating insights. This role allows you to gain direct exposure to our commercial teams and customers, whilst working under the guidance of experienced business partners.

 

We’re looking for someone with great attention to detail, who has a hunger to learn how the business and our customers work, and someone who enjoys variety in their day to day, as you never know what you might be asked next! The role is a nice blend of routine and ad hoc tasks – it has the familiar month end and reporting week, but then alongside that you might be working on financials for a new piece of innovation, preparing a report to help a customer understand their margin, or analysing the impact of the price of cream. Previous commercial finance experience isn’t essential, but a good knowledge of how Müller works would be a great benefit.  The role is a hybrid role based between home and our site in Droitwich.

 

In the role of Commercial Finance Business Support the key responsibilities will include:

 

    • Having a detailed understanding of the underlying monthly performance
    • Investigating variances in customer volumes and profitability on a regular basis
    • Provide input into detailed budget and forecasting process with the Commercial teams in the retail sector, collaborating with the Management Account teams
    • Co-ordinate the monthly reporting and forecasting cycle, as required by the business
    • Be Responsible for consolidation of retail financial data from all systems into accurate and relevant information, necessary for the business to make commercial decisions
    • Challenging and influencing the sales team on customer volume and DB1 assumptions
    • Reviewing the outputs of the account profitability systems and work with the Commercial Controlling Business Partners to identify and integrate improvements to improve accuracy and speed of reporting. Work with the business partners to drive increased value into the customer account
    • Taking ownership of the process for evaluating new business proposals, ensuring accurate inputs and supporting the commercial team through the process
    • Provide cover for the Business Partners at key meetings if required
    • Seeking to identify and implement improvements in the commercial review process, including the monthly demand review, weekly volume analysis
    • Provide key input into the monthly pre-commercial review providing insight into customer performance and challenging the commercial team as to how to improve results
    • Working with the commercial team to identify all commercial opportunities and areas for improvement
    • Working with Financial Accounting team and Commercial team to review, assess and where appropriate sign off the month end accruals position for each customer every month. Ensure all accruals are fully supported by authorised GO documentation
    • Providing support to the sales team providing analysis and insight as a result of customer requests
    • Ensure that all documentation is appropriately filed and controlled so that access is given only to those that need it

 

 Commerical Finance Business Support - Key skills & experience:

    • Essential: Working towards a recognised Accountancy qualification
    • Essential: Strong Excel and analytical skills
    • Desirable: Proven experience in an FMCG environment
    • Desirable: Experience in the dairy industry
    • Systems knowledge (Access, Cognos, SAP)
    • Personable team worker
    • Analytical problem solver with attention to detail
    • Methodical but adaptable to business needs
    • Tenacious
    • Able to effectively communicate with many different types of people
    • Capable of demonstrating the company values consistently in their role
       

The Process
 If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for the role of Commercial Finance Business Support please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk

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