Commercial Finance Manager

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Salary : GBP60000 - GBP60000
Location : Edinburgh
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent
Job Order Number : 468915
Line of Business : Accounting and Finance

Description :

Robert Half are proud to partner Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd to support them with the recruitment of a number of key commercial finance positions. Dobbies is one of Scotland's most established retail brands with 34 stores and a history stretching back over 150 years. In 2016 the business was acquired by a holding group led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital who have ambitious plans for the business moving forward.

The Role

This is a new position which will lead the commercial finance function for the restaurant business across Dobbies 34 stores which accounts for a significant part of total revenue and operating profit. Reporting into the Finance Director and the Restaurant Operations Director key duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Understand and improve yield across the restaurant business§ Preparation of annual budgets, including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Preparation of strategic plans and forecasts
  • Assist with reporting and analysis of periodic results
  • Variance Analysis and reporting of issues to senior management
  • Capital investment appraisals and post investment reviews
  • Line management of one member of staff

Your Profile

You will be a fully qualified chartered accountant with significant post qualified experience in a commercial, blue-chip environment, ideally with previous multi-site restaurant or wider hospitality experience. You will be comfortable analysing large volumes of complex data and distilling this down into usable management information. You will be self-motivated, robust, confident and able to effectively support and challenge at a senior level. You will be expected to lead by example and be pro-active driving growth and profitability across the restaurant business.


c£60,000 but flexible depending on experience. Benefits package includes pension, bonus scheme, private health cover, and staff discount.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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