Commercial Finance Manager

Location:  Bolton
Function:  Finance
Job Reference:  5589
Employment Type:  Fixed Term / Full Time
Closing Date:  24th July 2024
Date:  10 Jul 2024

Contract Length: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday


The Recipe

Working as a key member of the Commercial Finance team, you’ll provide excellent finance support to the customer team, ensuring the efficient provision of meaningful information, insightful analysis, and effectively influencing decision making.


Here at Centre, the Commercial Finance team are dedicated to providing commercial analysis to our business functions to ensure we get value for money from every pound we spend.

We are proud to be keeping a down to earth approach to our bottom line.

The Role

Supporting the effective decision making of the Commercial team through quality analysis, insight and advice.

  • Customer terms proposal evaluation.
  • Promotions performance review.
  • Driving compliance with the company controls framework. In particular, compliance with agreed customer terms, promotions and commercial investment policies.
  • Ensuring robustness of reported revenue and profitability numbers. In particular, ensuring regular review and agreement of overrider accrual rates for the customers the role supports.
  • Building influence with Commercial to deliver improved revenue and profitability performance through proactive input and challenge.

Where relevant, to be the finance lead for input to the company revenue budgeting and forecasting process:

  • Supporting volume budgeting and forecasting, ensuring commitment to the numbers by the sales team.
  • Coordinating the generation of accurate revenue budgets and forecasts.
  • Providing summary reporting to actuals for inclusion in the Business Update pack.
  • Driving improvements in finance processes and reporting capability. 

Essential Ingredients

  • Post qualification experience, including commercial finance exposure, ideally gained within a FMCG environment.
  • Qualifications include CIMA, ACCA or equivalent and evidence of CPD.
  • Experience of operating in a SAP environment would be advantageous.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to interpret data clearly and concisely, clearly communicating and ensuring understanding of both finance and non finance colleagues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills: influential, persuasive, articulate.
  • Excellent relationship builder - is able to build relationships and influence across a broad range of non-finance and finance stakeholders.
  • Able to demonstrate strong time management and organisation skills.
  • Proficient in Excel.

Extra Dough

Last and by no means yeast, you'll want to know what your breads worth:


  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service
  • Help at Hand, free GP support for you and your family

About Us

As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the introduction of the sixth generation, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 16 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.