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Commercial Management Accountant

  • Ref: KRIP110121
  • Bolton
  • Posted: 1 week ago
  • Salary Expectation: £45,000

Availability/Notice Period: 3 Months - Permanent


  • 2019 ACCA Qualified
  • 2014 1st Class Degree with Hons Finance and Accounting – University of Salford
  • 2011 A Levels in Business Studies / Sociology and Psychology – Bury College
  • 2009 7 GCSE passes including Maths and English – Sharples School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Vlookups and Pivot Tables
  • Sage 50
  • Navision
  • PeopleSoft
  • Swift
  • AutoRek
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • PowerBI

Career Summary

Current Employer – Paint Manufacturer

Position – Commercial Management Accountant

Dates – April 2019 – Present

  • Reports to the Commercial Finance Manager and Director – the role is an extremely Commercial one which focuses on Headline Reporting / Analysis Year on Year / Profit and Loss / Impact of COVID 19 / Rolling Forecasts etc
  • Manages Commercial Analyst in the team and reports to the Commercial Finance Manager
  • Provides information to the Head of Commercial Finance, Finance Director and Senior Management Team to enable decision making across the business
  • At the beginning of the year, set up its E Commerce venture – responsible for all month end posting activities
  • Responsible for reporting on Revenue, Margins, Cost of Manufacture and Logistics
  • As new products are introduced for E Commerce responsible for Cost Analysis
  • Responsible for accurate and meaningful Analysis with a clear and concise presentation of business review Reports
  • Supports and assists with the consolidation of Budgets and Forecast across the sectors while working with and supporting the Senior Commercial Managers
  • Complete Financials for potential tender business
  • Finance business partnering with key stakeholders across the Business
  • Responsible for periodic sales reporting to Commercial Teams and ad hoc information on request
  • Supports in new Product Pricing initiatives, driving day to day activities and communication with non-Finance leaders
  • Protects the Margins of the business with any piece of Analysis or proposal
  • Responsible for Margin Analysis commentary and waterfalls at Month End to the Finance Director regarding Retail/Trade sector
  • Analysis of Product Prices V Competition Trend Analysis
  • Reviewing systems and procedures to ensure adequate controls are in place and to ensure Financial information is produced in a timely manner
  • Completes P&L & Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Challenges the decision-making process within Sales and Marketing Team areas that will have an impact on sales and margin
  • Reports on success of new products/promotions and uses Analysis for the evaluation of future proposals
  • Supports and assists with the Commercial provisions ensuring that the assigned areas of the business will have sufficient cover for their liabilities
  • Responsible for robust Financial Analysis for key specific projects with a strong explanation of assumptions
  • Ensures Rebate agreements are accurately registered to ensure correct provisions are made


Previous Employer – Retailer

Position – Various Roles

Dates – April 2018 – April 2019

January 2019 – April 2019 PFS Management Accountant

April 2018 – December 2018 PFS Assistant Management Accountant

  • Point of contact for cost reporting and variance analysis
  • Posted accruals, Prepayments, Accrued Income and Deferred Income
  • Produced Reports for Weekly sales to represent Weekly Profit made
  • Business Partnering with key stakeholder
  • Variance and Trend Analysis for company results by site
  • Led Month End process for RM’ s ensured deadlines were met to support Group-reporting requirements
  • Management of Balance Sheet items
  • Focussed on developing month end and other financial processes post month end
  • Reviewed P&L cost items on a regular basis to develop understanding of cost base and present key trends
  • Co-ordination / production of Management Accounts, Budgets, Reports / Commentaries / Lead Schedules etc.
  • Liaised with Operations and Ledgers Teams
  • Led Month End meeting with the FC, Country manager and Regional managers discussing performance results
  • Interpreting and communicating Finance data to non-Finance Managers
  • Supported Commercial Team with information and performance Analysis to drive decision-making
  • Generated close links with site managers, Area managers and Regional managers to optimise performance, cost control and drive profitability
  • Other Ad hoc Projects


Previous Employer – Insurance Company

Position – Cash Management Accountant

Dates – February 2016 – May 2018

  • Worked within a team of 13 reporting to the Line Manager
  • Worked across 4 main International accounts
  • Responsible for 22 bank accounts across the 4 accounts working with USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, SEK, HKD
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of all bank accounts daily
  • Investigated any discrepancies in the accounts and posted journals for corrections each day
  • Performed trend analysis reports for each account and submitted to Management monthly
  • Performed Month End reporting including analysis, convert to a chart and showed the current trend for the Line Manager
  • Worked with the Financial and Statutory Reporting team regarding reconciliation best practices and process improvements
  • Liaised with senior members of the finance team on a regular basis


Previous Employer – Retailer

Position –Accounts Assistant (Temporary)

Dates – July 2015 – October 2015


Previous Employer – Recruitment Company

Position – Pre-Payment Advisor (Temporary)

Dates – February 2015 – March 2015


Previous Employer – Retailer

Position – Internal Auditors Assistant (Summer Internship)

Dates – June 2014 – September 2014