Leading Discount Retailer
400 Stores Nationwide
Employing Over 6000 People

Head of Commercial Finance

Vacancy Salary £50,000
Vacancy Location Kirby Muxloe
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Position: Head of Commercial Finance

Location: Kirby Muxloe - LE9 2BJ

Salary: £50,000

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Commercially strong and analytical Head of Commercial Finance to join a national retailer. Reporting to the CFO, the primary purpose of this role is to business partner the Retail and Buying teams to support the delivery of the group’s commercial objectives in a profitable way.

Key Responsibilities for the Head of Commercial Finance

  • Manage a Commercial Finance Analyst and ensure they have opportunities to add value, grow and develop
  • Support strategic decision-making by providing high quality, accurate and timely business information. Be able to understand, think through, and communicate the implications of decisions on financial metrics, including the P&L and cash flow
  • Analyse and interpret large volumes of financial and operational data and draw conclusions. Use findings to provide an appropriate level of objective challenge to stakeholders, including the identification of risks and opportunities
  • Own the forecast and budget process with support from the Financial Controller to ensure commercial risks and opportunities are highlighted and delivered / mitigated
  • Support the Retail Team in driving Sales, Margin and Profitability through financial analysis and constructive challenge
  • Support the buying team to understand financial performance and opportunities
  • Develop and deliver accurate store profitability..
  • Take ownership to create and manage internal information for benchmarking analysis.
  • Take the lead role in the development of key investment and capital decisions including tracking return on investment
  • Support the month end process through delivery of insight and analytics as well as owning any parts of the month end that relate to commercial areas e.g. rebates

The ideal candidate will have:

  • CIMA/ACCA qualified with 3 years PQE
  • Analytical skills are essential to interpret complex operational data and financial models and to make recommendations to the business
  • Experience in a Retail Finance team
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience working with non-finance stakeholders, with an excellent ability to build relationships, communicate and service stakeholders with their requirements
  • Pro-activity and reactivity, combined with a strong sense of constructive challenge, thereby assisting Commercial and Business Development teams in building solutions.
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to deal with complexity, and present information in a clear coherent way to both financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and demonstrated ability to challenge assumptions and articulate risks and alternative scenarios.
  • Quick learner, enjoys new challenges, and fast paced environment with short timelines.


  • Competitive salary 
  • Staff Discount – 10% discount on all purchases in the store
  • My Staff Shop – exclusive discount staff benefits portal
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Health & Wellbeing – employee assistance programme to support you
  • Pension scheme

Established in 1981 Poundstretcher is a leading variety discount retailer for quality food, toiletries, garden essentials, and home-ware brands. 

Offering over 5,000 products at some of the lowest prices on the high street, Poundstretcher stores provide shoppers with an incredible selection of value for money items.

With over 400 stores nationwide across our brands, Poundstretcher stocks a huge selection of great value products at competitive prices, including cleaning supplies, kitchenware, bedding, bathroom products, furniture, electric goods, children’s toys, and so much more. We even have a wide selection of pet care products within our “Pet Hut” section. 

For money-conscious grocery shoppers, Poundstretcher also offers great value prices on everyday big brand items such as food, toiletries, and household goods, along with a great range of fantastic seasonal goods.  

With Poundstretcher, you can be confident that you are getting the best deals, making your budget go further without sacrificing on quality or style. 

Employing over 6000 people nationwide across the brand's chain of outlets, Poundstretcher aims to offer great customer service and a quality selection of products at all of our stores across the UK. 

Leading Discount Retailer

Employing over 6000 People

400 Stores Nationwide

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