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Commercial Finance Manager - Sales & Growth (1827)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

As a Commercial Finance Manager, you’ll be an integral part of Irwin Mitchell’s Group Commercial team; providing regular sales performance reporting, forecasting, reviews and insightful commentary on client growth & profitability. This is a high profile and highly visible role where you will act as a subject matter expert; gaining an in-depth understanding of the commercial value drivers that impact both our business and our clients. You’ll work closely with teams across finance and the wider business, including Sales and Marketing, improving commercial awareness and supporting actions to improve client growth and profitability.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Supporting the continued development of a number of weekly & monthly reports to help understand the revenue and client profitability performance across a number of key legal services’ audiences; providing insightful commentary, highlighting risks, opportunities and recommendations to improve performance across the Group.
  • Creating and using the KPIs to determine actions to improve client profitability and drive performance.
  • Leading and managing the key financial planning processes within the Group Commercial teams, challenging assumptions, and ensuring our Finance systems are updated accordingly.
  • Ensuring costs are well understood and controlled across the Commercial teams, particularly Sales and Marketing; providing insight into the return on investment of marketing and business development spend.
  • Mentoring and providing indirect leadership for the centralised, high performing, finance teams, understanding and communicating the Commercial objectives for the team and acting as a key member of the decision board that reviews and sets the strategic direction of the Group Commercial teams.
  • Working alongside the Innovation and Marketing Insight team to continue the development of new visual dashboards, analyses and KPIs to help the business implement new business improvement projects.
  • Provide decision support, ad hoc analyses, financial models, projections and investigations in response to queries raised by staff and partners of the firm as may be required from time to time.

What We’re looking for

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, or CIMA)
  • Extensive experience of working in an analytical role with a particular focus on sales growth, and channels to market analysis
  • Evidence of challenging the business “norms” and the assumptions included in any financial plans, business cases, models, etc.
  • Experience of successfully dealing with all levels of internal stakeholders

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    Commercial Finance
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • :
    Flexible, Sheffield
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