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Commercial Contracts Manager

Location : Cardiff/hybrid
Type : Permanent
Salary : to £50k

Role Purpose:

This is a key role working directly to the Head of Finance and Business Support to support the implementation of the company’s ambitious growth plans.

The role will have responsibilities that ensure financial and regulatory adherence of a number of key government funded contracts across a group structure employing over 250 people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the Group budgets and forecasts including performing variance analysis and scenario modelling
  • Ensure all data processed by admin team is correct to ensure cash drawn down is accurate
  • Preparation of periodic reports to measure and drive improvements to operational performance
  • Provide feedback on systems and processes to assist in minimising time spent by operational teams on administrative tasks
  • Commission, develop and validate ad hoc Reports as required
  • Develop expert detailed knowledge of funding guidance and changes to ensure income is maximized
  • Ensuring compliance with multiple funding rules (Welsh Government), Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and ESF regulations
  • Use this knowledge to drive business strategy to maximise revenue from each contract
  • Appraisal of new business opportunities
  • Cost/Benefit analysis
  • Assist with forecasting, analysing and tendering for new contracting opportunities
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring compliance with any bespoke contracts entered into with employers
  • Direct line manager responsibility for one or more back office support teams

Skills & Experience required:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience either progressing within an accountancy firm or in industry
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Advanced Excel skills and ability to deliver financial models and scenario based reports
  • Experience of business partnering and proven ability to interact effectively with a wide range of personnel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Tenacity to drive through a task and to use initiative without too much supervision
  • Self-motivated to work towards and achieve deadlines
  • Creativity to prepare scope of reports to be developed
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to convey complex information, clearly and concisely using a range of methods
  • Sound commercial awareness

Position of : Commercial Contracts Manager, Cardiff/hybrid

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