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Senior Commercial Finance Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Manchester, Greater Manchester/Homeworking
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

About Auto Trader

We’re Auto Trader, the UK's leading automotive marketplace and a FTSE 100 tech-listed company, uniting the largest and most engaged consumer audience with the most extensive network of vehicle sellers. At our core, it's all about people. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and forge our own path. Our six core values define our distinct culture, and our dedication to in-person collaboration sets us apart.

About the job

We’re looking for a Senior Commercial Finance Manager to join our Finance tribe on a 12 month fixed term contract to support the Retailer Development & Support Tribe. 

One of your key responsibilities will be to drive performance in the areas you support by leading the team who use data to create relevant, accurate and insightful analysis. You will have a great understanding of the business area you support, allowing you to predict performance, identify opportunities and highlight risk, which will in turn allow them to deliver on strategy.

You’ll excel at translating strategy into operational deliverables and will lead on the annual budgeting and monthly rolling forecasting processes.  This will ensure there are robust plans for revenue, progress against these plans is tracked effectively and budget holders are held to account. As a trusted business partner, you will be embedded in the decision-making process and will objectively challenge and influence stakeholders to help drive decisions that are both commercially compelling and financially secure. 

With a passion for people leadership you will be skilled in prioritising how your team delivers most value for the business. You will understand the team reporting to you, and ensure they have the right focus and direction, allowing them the autonomy to do the best for the areas they support.  You will also be able to deputise for the Director of Commercial Finance when required.

You will be curious - constantly look for ways to improve processes, asking questions and challenging the norm. Your curious approach will have resulted in you shaping strategic ideas and recommendations in your current or previous role.  You will think creatively about how information could be presented to stakeholders in order to ensure audience engagement and understanding.

What we're looking for

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Experience analysing large volumes of data in a commercial finance environment
  • Previous experience in Business Partnering, and the ability to manage and influence senior stakeholders
  • Proven track record in managing and developing high performing teams
  • Ability to communicate financial information to non-finance audiences
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • A passion for developing people
  • The ability to work autonomously, managing multiple projects and deadlines and prioritising effectively

Got some, but not all, of the job requirements and you feel like you'd be a great fit? Go ahead and apply! At Auto Trader, we’re passionate about diversity and inclusion. Your unique perspective and strengths could really enrich our team. So, why not give it a shot? Send in your application and let's have a chat!

Benefits and more

We're offering a salary of £60,000-£70,000, and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being. Enjoy 28 days of annual leave, in addition to bank holidays and half-day closures on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers employer contributions ranging from 5% to 7%. We also provide Bupa Healthcare enhanced medical coverage to all employees, which includes support for assisted fertility, gender dysphoria, menopause, and period care plans. 

But that's not all. We offer enhanced parental leave, a car salary sacrifice scheme, share-save options, and much more. When you join us, you'll also become an owner of Auto Trader, receiving an additional 10% of your salary in shares each year. This allows you to share in the value you help create, and you'll also have the chance to increase your ownership through our Save As You Earn scheme.

Our hybrid model, Connected Working, combines the best of both worlds – office and home working. With Connected Working, you'll have two fixed weekly office days dedicated to team collaboration. In addition to your fixed office days, we expect you to be in more than you’re out. You can choose the specific days that suit your work requirements, home commitments, and team needs. Find out more about Connected Working here.



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