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Senior Commercial Business Manager (Finance)

Senior Commercial Business Manager role now available and global law firm to be responsible for delivering co-ordinated, commercial oversight across all of the business service areas aligned to the Chief Operating Officer, International.

This includes responsibility for management and delivery of the annual budget submission and the monitoring, forecasting and reporting of commercial expenditure versus budget throughout the year.

As well as oversight of the COO areas, the role holder will be required to lead on all aspects of commercial/financial oversight of the Corporate Project Portfolio. This will include preparation as well as analysis and evaluation of business cases, development of a robust methodology for tracking value creation and benefit realisation.

The role holder will work closely with the finance and operations leads in each of the international business service directorates as well as maintaining a close working relationship with the firm's dedicated finance function.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Co-ordination and oversight of the annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, monthly reporting cycles on behalf of the business service areas reporting into the COO.
  • Lead and manage all aspects of commercial and financial oversight for the Corporate Project Portfolio within the business services area.
  • Develop, analyse, and evaluate business cases, providing insights and recommendations for strategic decision-making.
  • Analysis and commercial modelling for longer term business planning, including identifying and driving opportunities for efficiencies to meet business and financial goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of commercial strategies with overall business (COO area) objectives.
  • Monitoring of performance against budgets and action plans, including leading regular commercial review meetings with service areas, provision of insightful analysis and commentary to the COO.
  • Identify opportunities for revenue enhancement, cost optimisation, and risk mitigation within the COO area.
  • Pro-active preparation of MI, KPIs and presentations for COO use at Executive and Board sessions.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and regulatory changes to inform and adapt commercial strategies accordingly.

Applicants will need to be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with at least 5 years PQE working within the legal or professional sector and must be able to demonstrate the ability to influence key business strategies and initiatives and be able to take a strategic view of the business and the financial impact of cost on overall profitability in order to deliver a proactive service to the COO.

Hybrid working is offered 2/3 days a week office based.

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