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Group Commercial Finance Manager

About the role

For four generations, and over 150 years, the Baxter family have been handing down their expertise to produce some of the UK’s finest soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot and chutney. Founded upon the principle of ‘be different, be better’, the Baxter family business has grown to become one of Scotland’s most iconic brands. Now a global success story, the group has significant operations across the US, Australia and Europe.

Strategic changes within Group Finance have created the opportunity to appoint a technically and commercially excellent Group Commercial Finance Manager, who will report to the Director of FP&A and Corporate Development, based in Edinburgh. This is a new position within the group that will require someone to develop very strong working relationships across Group and Executive Board, Group Finance, Strategic Business Units and external advisors.

The Group Commercial Finance Manager will be highly analytical by nature and experienced in developing cutting edge insight, forecasting and reporting for strategic decision making. Additionally, this person will be involved in corporate acquisitions and disposals, development of business intelligence systems, reviewing capital expenditure and ad hoc confidential projects.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of complex financial information for presentation to Board and Exec Management
  • Work closely with Strategic Business Units to further develop monthly forecasting cycle
  • Prepare regular dashboard, flash and KPI reporting and significant input into the development of the Group’s Forecasting and Planning software
  • Support the Director of FP&A and Corporate Development in analysing potential acquisition targets, optimising business integration and creating new strategic initiatives

We are looking to appoint a highly credible Finance professional with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, high levels of initiative and emotional intelligence. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with approximately 5-10 years of post-qualification experience. We are very open on sector with some preference for a large company background.

Interested candidates should send their CV, with full remuneration details, to Graham Burns of FWB Park Brown at For a confidential conversation, please call 07738 182813.