Commercial Finance Business Partner - Limerick (Sr & Jr)

Updated 29/March/2021
Our client is an employer of choice in Munster growing rapidly and expanding its finance division.

The Commercial Business Partner is an integral role within the commercial finance function of the business. This role will require a high degree of autonomy, working closely with the management team to provide financial and commercial insight to the Management and Leadership teams. The role will involve leading out key projects and process improvements which have been identified as integral to the future direction of the department.

Key Accountabilities: • Business Partner with senior commercial owners of the business and to non-financial teams including Marketing, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Operations to provide all stakeholders with insightful commercial and financial analysis in order to help with their decision-making. • Daily interaction with Senior Management to influence senior stakeholders on business decisions and strategy • Partner with relevant business units and teams to review current insights and prepare new insights on commercial and operational trends in order to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance. Lead robust analysis to support the prioritisation of profit enhancing opportunities. • Identify, own and develop the commercial KPI’s and related dashboards and reports to understand and drive commercial performance • Bottom up assessment and appraisal of all processes and routines executed by the department, identify those that can be automated or otherwise streamlined and develop and execute project plans to implement full automation. Develop business requirements through interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, scenarios, business analysis and workflow analysis. • Operate as a key link between the Commercial and Business Technology teams through which requirements flow. • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver as needed. Present to various senior stakeholders, both internal and external on the value drivers within the business. • Prepare consistent and clear commercial and financial reporting on a weekly / monthly / other periodic basis for the Management and Leadership teams. These reports will include sales, margin, overall customer profitability, rebate information, key departmental performance indicators, market trend information etc.

• Collaborative working with all relevant stakeholders to build and establish working relationships which develop self and others to deliver results. • Prepare, review and challenge business cases, financial appraisals and pricing reviews for new products, propositions and promotions and pricing, ensure adherence to the governance process and working across the business to ensure all inputs are accurate. Ensure that commercial strategy for new business opportunities are developed correctly and priced accordingly. • Support the governance, control and automation of all processes related to pricing. Create safeguards for future revenues through the development and improvement of pricing control activities. • Involvement in the motivation and development of a team of commercial analysts, promoting a culture of continuous improvement. • Project management of internal projects to drive change and improvements to the overall commercial finance function

Requirements: • Qualified ACA accountant preferably from Big 4 / Top 10 background • Experience working within a dynamic fast-moving environment working to tight deadlines • Experience in data analytics / process automation highly desirable • Highly competent in MS Excel and database systems. • Experience of Microsoft ERPs an advantage but not essential • Excellent analytical skills; a naturally enquiring approach, with strong commercial mind-set and acumen demonstrated by reference to previous work experience • Strong presentation skills • Strategic thinker • Ability to build and develop collaborative relationships and to influence stakeholders • Self-starter with a high level of motivation and agility • Proven ability to manage and organise own workload and the workload of others • Resilient attitude and desire to see things through to completion • Attention to detail • Excellent project management skills • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, decision-making & problem-solving skills. • Must demonstrate track record of strong negotiation and delivery of cost savings • Strong planning & organisational skills with excellent time management skills & the ability to plan, organise & implement multiple concurrent tasks • Ability to act on own initiative • Must have results driven method of working and a strong desire to complete and succeed at all tasks • Maintain the highest possible professional and ethical standards always.

Please contact Dave Riordan on 01 6377251 or

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