Assistant Finance & Commercial Manager

  • Location

    Blackburn, Lancashire

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  • Salary:

    £28000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vital Bristol Technology

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Our client is an integrated facilities management services who provide the solutions, support, and facilities management services. They are currently recruiting for an Assistant Finance & Commercial Manager.

Job Purpose:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand Contract & Scope and be able to discuss interpretations with the client
  • Provide specialist Commercial advice to Operations within area of responsibility
  • Provide the BAE client with building cost reports, explaining them and presenting in an accurate and professional manner
  • Ensure all managed budgets are reconciled and relevant CRF's/PO's are requested in plenty of time
  • Support of all bid activities and reconcile contract changes
  • Support Finance month end, providing the above CRF and managed budget information
  • Review extras and projects to make sure we achieve the contractual margin
  • Attend Projects review meetings on a regular basis to make sure all contractual items are met
  • Provide Commercial support to Finance to manage invoice queries in relation to the core invoice
  • Follows up to address specific issues identified from output of commercial strategy, address client queries
  • Own and manage the contract scope in relation to change request forms (CRF's) providing vital, key information to both finance, asset team and operations
  • Support and lead for commercial the monitoring and tracking of contract KPI and SLA achievement. Provide mitigation and validation for KPI's.
  • Organise and support team meetings and events as required
  • To ensure the vision, account values and goals are promoted positively at all times.
  • Support the team in the keeping of records, producing monthly reports as required
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects as required by the Finance & Commercial Manager and Account Director
  • Supports delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards
  • Supervises the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility

Person Specification:

  • Extensive business experience in a services environment
  • An understanding of financial matters and business modelling i.e. VIR, IRR, PIA, NPV etc
  • A part qualified financial (Ie CIMA/ACCA) and or Legal qualification
  • Business modelling
  • A high level of understanding of the key financial drivers of a services business
  • Good IT skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience of value led sales pricing and general cost estimating
  • Experienced in contract value optimization
  • Experience in preparing and negotiating legal and commercial aspects of sizeable services contracts
  • Experience of establishing and managing and/or working with joint venture partners
  • A thorough understanding of a commercial contract
  • Commercially focused and highly organised
  • Ability to prioritise workload within tight deadlines and to a high standard
  • Adjust rapidly and effectively to changes in work demands or business needs


  • Company Car
  • Private Healthcare after 6 months
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holiday

Hours: 8am to 5pm 40 hours

If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.