Commercial Finance Manager

Closing date: Monday 31 January 2022 at 9am

Salary: £45,100 per year (rising to £48,395 per year within your first year with us)

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours

Location: Trading Services, Altrincham, Cheshire

Application closing date: Monday 31 January 2022 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

The Commercial Finance Manager is a new opportunity to join their ambitious, busy, and dynamic Trading Services Team (the Trading subsidiary to Girlguiding) which has a turnover of £7M. Reporting to the Head of Trading, the Commercial Finance Manager will drive all aspects of the trading subsidiary finances and will provide commercial acumen to drive change in systems, stock/warehousing, planning, and reporting - tracking progress to sustain the retail pace. The role will manage and develop a small team to run the successful day-to-day finance operations.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead and develop the Trading Finance team and oversee the smooth running of all the accounting functions, bookkeeping, banking, payments, receipts, and cash flow management for the Trading Company
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and updates of the Finance and associated systems.
  • Produce monthly management accounts for the Trading Company and Board management reporting in accordance with the timetable.
  • Prepare the year-end finance statements and to take the lead on the year-end audit.
  • Produce, with the Head of Trading, annual budgets and quarterly re-forecasts.
  • Manage and control the processing of all payments and related issues of the Girlguiding annual subscriptions process.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

The recruitment process is being managed by Pro Recruitment.

For more information and to download a candidate pack please visit:

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner Matt Davidson at Pro-Recruitment Group on 020 4549 9942 or at [email protected]

Please note, all third-party introductions will be forwarded to Pro-Recruitment Group