Commercial Finance Manager

Chiswick, West London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date


You will be overseeing the Harvey Nichols treasury function including daily cash flow management and reporting. You will also oversee company forecasting including monthly rolling P&L forecast, cash flow forecasting and longer term forecasting.

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintain the hedging strategy for the business and working with FD on recommendations
  • Maintaining relationships with key banking partners
  • Monthly management pack reporting including responsibility for Balance sheet and Cash flow commentary and supporting on other areas of commentary as required
  • Insurance renewal process working with insurance brokers and ad hoc claims
  • Support on annual budgets and forecasting
  • Review current processes and strive for improvements including in excel forecasting models, reporting and IT environment
  • Prepare and review analytical work including ad hoc business appraisals
  • Business partnering with head office departments and store general managers to understand performance and costs
  • Supporting the Online team with their P&L and driving Online performance
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support on delivery of year-end and the external audit
  • Support and develop 3 finance analysts and ensure their workload is managed
  • Plan and deliver any ad hoc projects required by the financial controller or finance director

About your experience:

  • Advanced excel and Financial modelling experience
  • Outstanding analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of understanding company financials and analysing financial data
  • Strong Power Point presentation creation skills
  • Working with historic and projective data to create complex but usable models
  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Strong PC skills, particularly Excel and Power Point

A bit about you:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Team player but able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Highly analytical and with an eye for detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, to suit a wide audience (including senior management)
  • Adaptable
  • Ability to show initiative

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Very generous staff discount with up to 60% off Fashion and 30% off Beauty 
Heavily subsidised travelcard zones 1-6 following probationary period 
Seasonal staff parties and team events

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