Commercial Finance Director
Salary DOE + Leadership Bonus + Private Medical + Health Screening + Income Protection + Company Pension
We are Holiday Extras Shortbreaks: a Times Top 100 employer that uses innovative technology, a wide choice of products and unbeatable prices to help make our guests "free time count". We specialise in selling top London theatre breaks and work on behalf of the UK’s leading theme-park brands as their official short breaks provider.
We've grown rapidly and form part of a group of six companies in four key locations across Europe. The secret to Holiday Extras success and growth has always been our talented, engaged and driven team and we want to take this to the next level!
The Commercial Finance Director role in a nutshell
We care about creating amazing relationships with our people and partners as much as we care about making our guests experiences the best they can be. We also strive to ensure that we remain agile as we grow whilst still providing exceptional service to our partners. As Commercial Finance Director you’ll be responsible for nurturing and developing our relationships with key partners, providing insight on trading performance and acting as a trusted strategic partner to their management team.
You’ll play a key role in driving the business forward by overseeing financial planning and analysis, and take the lead in building a flexible data infrastructure that enables real-time analysis and strategic planning. You’ll use this data coupled with your understanding of our partners’ trading cycles and performance to provide a clear vision for our insight strategy. This along with your passion for innovation will drive us to deliver against, and exceed budget, delivering exceptional trading performance across all partner resorts.
You’ll drive and develop the performance our FP&A, accounts and data teams, whilst working closely with the rest of the Leadership Team to ensure that we have the right knowledge, experience and expertise to grow and evolve the business. You’ll collaborate with the Partner Service and Delivery Directors to help translate our delivery output into robust commercial negotiation strategies, and with the wider business to identify and implement wide-reaching efficiencies that help drive operational excellence.
The type of person we would love to meet. Are you this person?
Everyone says they are looking for someone special, and we really mean it!
- You have demonstrable experience in successfully leading accounting and FP&A teams, ideally in an agency environment
- A track record of directly working with clients to translate trading budgets into strategic and tactical solutions
- Considerable experience of conceptualising and building robust data infrastructures
- Deep understanding of the effective use of data insight and analysis to drive strategic decision making
- The ability to identify and implement operational efficiency initiatives which deliver clear return on investment
- A strong track record in developing board level relationships with clients and partners
- The ability to actively communicate with, inspire and motivate teams across multiple disciplines
We are looking for the best to join our team. We pride ourselves on being able to offer exciting challenges in the world of finance, whilst providing a fantastic environment in which to work. Along with pension, medical insurance, enhanced parental leave, cycle-to-work schemes, etc we also have birthday days off, ‘Anytime +' (our flexible working philosophy that says if you are contactable and connected it doesn't matter where or when you work)
If that sounds like you, we'd like to see …
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