Head of Commercial Finance
Alexander Dennis Limited
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
3d ago


Head of Commercial Finance

Location : Larbert we’re happy to talk flexible working.

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The Company

  • In a nutshell, we build buses and coaches. In fact, more than half of the buses you see on the roads in the UK and Hong Kong are built by Alexander Dennis.
  • We have a huge responsibility for keeping the world moving.

  • We are saving the planet. Our purpose is to support Governments globally with their push to reduce pollution and improve air quality by building greener, more eco-friendly buses.
  • We love our customers. So much so, almost every bus we build is bespoke what the customer wants, we will do our best to deliver.
  • We have a fantastic Canadian parent company called NFI. They welcomed us into the family in 2019, and we haven’t looked back ever since.
  • There is no doubt about it it was a tough 2020 for Alexander Dennis. But now we are building back, winning new orders in Germany and Ireland which will be manufactured right here in the UK.
  • Our global footprint is pretty impressive. We have a presence in some super cool places across the world from Hong Kong to Auckland to Toronto.
  • Want to know even more? Check out our YouTube channel here!

    Your Dream Role

  • First and foremost, you will lead, motivate and manage the Commercial Finance team, working with the wider Finance function.
  • Our customers mean a lot to us. You’ll play a key and strategic role in helping us grow our sales and margins with both new and existing markets.
  • You’ll work with new and existing customers, supporting them in the development of new and innovative funding mechanisms.
  • You’ll have oversight and provide the financial rigour to the tender and cost of production processes across the EMEA region.
  • You and your team will be responsible for financial reporting activities and audits, as well as the annual budget and long-range planning.
  • What’s more, you’ll consolidate sales, cost of production and margin for the whole Group.

  • Opportunities like this don’t come along often you will have exposure to a wide range of projects and senior stakeholders globally.
  • About You

  • Experience in a similar commercial finance leadership role within a similarly complex and challenging business.
  • Highly numerate, analytical and technically competent and experience in management reporting.
  • More importantly, you will be great at presenting complex financial information in simple terms to non-financial audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate both internally and externally.
  • Advanced IT skills and competent user of ERP / financial software / Business Intelligence packages and of course Excel.
  • Things can be hectic here. You will remain calm under pressure, be able to multi-task and deliver projects on time against competing priorities.
  • You won’t be afraid to challenge the status quo, constantly striving to improve the way we do things.
  • Generally, someone who is approachable, with a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
  • Requirements

  • A professional accountancy qualification - ICAS, CIMA, ICAEW or equivalent
  • Benefits

  • A competitive package we aim to reward our people at the level they deserve.
  • A half day every Friday. Yes, every Friday. A long weekend, every weekend.
  • The opportunity to work for a company doing amazing things for our environment.
  • You will work with some incredibly intelligent and driven people, with the ability to influence and shape the entire business, which you won’t find anywhere else.
  • We don’t employ people and tell them what to do. You will have the opportunity to change and improve the way we do things which is always good for your personal development.
  • If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in coming aboard’, then we would love to hear from you. Alongside uploading your CV, please share a short covering letter detailing why you’re interested and why we should hire you!

    We care deeply about being inclusive and we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

    Due to the volume of vacancies and applications, we would prefer that you submit your application online. If however, you require an alternative method of applying, please give us call on +44 1324 621 672 or send an email tocareers alexander-dennis.com

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