Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

Commercial Finance Executive

Job Locations UK-Middlesex-Feltham
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(14/06/2022 17:12)
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The role reports into a Commercial Finance Manager for Birds Eye UK, a £650m turnover business unit and the biggest and most profitable in the NOMAD Foods Europe Group. Since the acquisition of Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s in 2018, this wider portfolio of products has enabled this to be a channel with significant growth opportunities.


The Commercial Finance Executive will sit within the Commercial Finance team and provide accurate and timely advice to the UK Sales teams (Sales and Marketing) whilst ensuring proper financial controls are adhered to.


  • Support delivery of annual Net Sales and EBITDA targets through on-going monitoring and review of customer performance KPIs (both financial and non-financial) with the Sales Team
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reporting to the UK Commercial Team and Group Finance, including investigation of variances to Plan and provide insights and commentary
  • Be the lead finance contact and business partner to your account in the Commercial Sales Team supporting with commercial analysis and decision making in line with business strategy
  • Take full responsibility for various reporting tasks within the Commercial Finance Function and ensure adequate cover across reporting tasks alongside other Finance Executives and Finance Graduates - including but not limited to, daily sales reporting, releases process, lump sums
  • Ownership of SOX processes managed by Commercial Finance Team ensuring all deadlines are met and controls completed in line with CAPD and RACMs. This includes liaising with internal and external auditors, ongoing improvement of current controls and evidence retention
  • Maintain strong control environment for all Customer investment
  • Management of promotional rebates – ensure all promotional rebates are created on a timely basis, reconciled monthly and authorised in accordance with Company policy
  • Assist in SOX compliance, educating & advising the sales function on SOX best practice with a view of continuous improvement
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional Colleagues to ensure data integrity in the various business systems (SAP and Sales Planner)
  • Support with annual audit, liaising with external auditors, uploading evidence onto the external audit system, and responding to audit queries
  • Provide training to Account Managers where required to ensure sounds understanding of Commercial Finance processes
  • Any other ad-hoc tasks required to meet the needs of the Sales and Commercial Finance Teams



  • Part Qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to challenge various stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, analysis and provide insight on financial data
  • Strong team player
  • Time management
  • Accountability
  • Pro-active
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Business related degree
  • 2 years industry experience
  • Experience of working in an FMCG environment



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