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Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Employer
CMS
Location
England, London
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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Vacancy Type
IT, Development
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Senior Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

CMS are recruiting for a Senior Commercial Finance Manager to join our London team.

This is a senior role with the Commercial Finance team - a growing team of finance and pricing professionals which supports the CMS leadership and the firm to deliver its overall strategy, improve profitability & recovery, and give pricing support on key client engagements.
The role will play two very important functions - providing strategic support to the Head of Commercial Finance and managing and developing a team of Commercial Finance Managers to deliver the team's objectives, support practice, sector and regional group initiatives, develop and promote best practice, and train and develop our fee earning body in commercial skills.
The Commercial Finance function sits alongside colleagues in the Finance Business Partnering team to form the Financial Planning and Decision Support function. Alongside colleagues in Operations and Tax forming the Group Finance and Accounting division.
The nature of our work means that the team works extremely closely with a number of teams outside of Finance including our Strategic Pitch and Strategic Client Management teams, Legal Operations and Project Management, Senior Management Team, and the sector, region and practice management teams.

About the RoleThe role of the Senior Commercial Finance Manager is to assist the Head of Commercial Finance in developing the team and in delivering the team's key objectives and driving forward overall strategy as outlined below:
Pricing support
* Working closely with the Business Development Team and Partners to ensure pitch responses are profitable, commercially sound, and that fee proposals are both innovative and flexible.
* Building relationships with other support teams and stakeholders to ensure the wider business context is considered, appreciated, and represented in pricing and profitability decisions.
* Ensuring proposals meet both the firm's and the client's values, and that proposals help to build on the firm's strategy


About YouEssential: Skills & Experience

* Pricing and commercial experience within legal services but will consider broader professional services.
* Proven people management and people development skills.
* Excellent analytical skills
* Proven strategic thought leadership.
* Good commercial acumen and exceptional analysis and financial modelling skills.
* A collaborative team-player who is transparent and has a straight-forward approach.
* ACCA / ACA / CIMA or similar qualified with a minimum of 4 years PQE or demonstrable relevant QBE.


Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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