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Senior Commercial Finance Manager - Property


Job Title:
Senior Commercial Finance Manager - Property

Job Ref:
1582

Location:
Tower Bridge, SE1

Brand:
ZPG

Discipline:
Central Functions

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join the Commercial Finance team at ZPG, supporting the Property division (which incorporates consumer brands including Zoopla and Prime Location, as well as B2B businesses e.g. PSG).

The Commercial Finance team leads the quarterly planning process at ZPG, and provides essential business partnering & financial decision support cross-functionally & cross-divisionally. We work with the business to understand the drivers of current performance and forecast future performance, identifying & explaining key risks and opportunities. By offering financial & commercial challenge to key stakeholders, we ensure the business operates as effectively & efficiently as possible to maximise long-term success.

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director, you`ll be the go-to finance person for insight into Property divisional performance, and the finance business partner to the Property Managing Director.

Key responsibilities

- Finance business partner to the Property Managing Director and key stakeholder of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer. Supporting

o Budgeting and forecasting of financials and KPIs (P&L to EBITDA)

o Reporting of performance, providing insight into variances and future implications

- Work with the business to set financial and KPI targets for the Property division. Report and share actual performance, providing insight into variances and future implications

- Attendance at Property management meetings, sharing insight into performance and being the wider finance representative

- Work with the Business Intelligence team to automate reporting & develop KPIs

- Support cross sell initiatives through analysis into pricing, packaging and commissions

- Ad hoc projects supporting the Property team and Commercial Finance Director

Skills and attributes

- Qualified Accountant with experience working in a dynamic commercial environment and business partnering

- Excellent influencing & people skills; able to work across stakeholders of all levels to achieve objectives, & quick to build strong working relationships

- A `translator` between Finance & Commercial teams who helps the business understand the need for financial control, and help Finance understand the need for commerciality: can explain complex financial/commercial concepts in simple terms

- Comfortable prioritising multiple and changing workstreams

- Persistent & self-reliant, can be relied on to find a way through when set a challenging goal: sees solutions instead of hurdles.

- Intellectually curious with an analytical mindset, as well as a genuine enjoyment of people: carries out robust analysis, but underpins data with a strong collaborative approach

- Energetic & driving, quick to respond & works well under tight deadlines

- Ability to balance working in the detail with bigger picture; takes full accountability for tasks and ensures finished work is robust & insightful

- Excellent business modelling skills and Microsoft Excel skills

ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted property and household-related digital brands including Zoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.
ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has an unrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using its services.
ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.