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Commercial Finance Manager

Job description

Are you an experienced commercial manager who enjoys being a valued partner with the business in financial planning and advisory?

I am partnering with a leading FMCG brand looking a Commercial Finance Manager for 6 months FTC role as a cover for someone going on extended leave from the team.

You will be working alongside 3 other commercial managers and reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager.

With inclusive culture and supportive management, you will be enjoying flexibility of working from home for 3 days while partnering with the business in its commercial decisions.


  • Support the Net Sales Forecasting and AOP processes across Coles, Woolworths and Marketing portfolios
  • Lead analytical support for the Accounts team
  • Overview the month-end close and forecasting process and prepare monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Generate insights with respect to working and non-working components of trade spend and making recommendations
  • Implementation and governance for promotional guardrails and effectiveness assessment
  • Leading the development and analysis of the programs for key account and ensuring there is visibility on the ROI
  • Partner with commercial teams to provide reports, insights on promotions, initiatives.
  • Support the Commercial Teams with ad hoc analysis on performance
  • Develop the financial acumen of Sales function through coaching to improve their awareness of commercial finance processes.
  • Identify and execute process improvement across the commercial finance team
  • As a Control Owner the role has responsibility to ensure all documentation, process flows and test scripts are updated on a timely basis.
  • Execute the control as designed all failures are to be remediated in a timely manner and updated to the sub-process owner.
  • Ensure GCS testing is adhered to and performed in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate and exercise a commitment to promote, develop and improve the health, safety and welfare or our people.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent international qualification, with CA, CPA or CIMA qualification
  • 5-7 years post graduate experience (ideally with at least 1-2 years in FMCG industry) in commercial finance, FP&A, business analysis and/or management accounting.
  • Experience in working cross-functionally, including experience working with Sales and Marketing
  • Ability to work with and influence a team
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience in POWER BI is an advantage
  • Experience working with Ac Nielsen / Aztec Scan information


  • Global FMCG company
  • Further develop commercial acumen by looking after one of their major divisions
  • 6 months fixed term contract as cover for someone going on extended leave
  • Maximum $175,000 + super + $20,000 car allowance
  • With 3 days from home option
  • With parking if working onsite
  • Genuinely supportive manager, inclusive culture


The client is happy to wait for the right profile but would be keen on starting having conversations as soon as possible to commence notice period. Please click APPLY NOW so I can tell you more about it. Otherwise, would be keen to know what's important for you for your next role. For further conversation, please call Mae Alvar at 0492191649.