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Commercial Finance Manager (Business Partner)United States
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CONTEXT: 
Commercial Finance business partner roles provide valuable guidance and support to the Commercial (Marketing and Sales) organization. Finance business partners own the performance agenda including delivery of all financial metrics and ensuring a robust control and risk management environment. 
They are pro-active members of their business management teams, providing financial leadership to challenge and influence the organization in order to drive value from strategic to operational decision making and execution. They bring insight and rigor across the end to end business performance agenda. 
They leverage global finance processes, standards, teams, systems and data to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
To partner with business units and functions to drive business performance through the provision of financial/commercial expertise and insights and to own the delivery of financial targets within an effective control environment.

TOP ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Deliver all metrics of the financial plan including, P&L, cash delivery and balance sheet for their area of responsibility
Deliver a robust governance and control environment and an effective risk management agenda for the area of the business being partnered. 
Provide support in formulating business strategy and converting strategies into annual operating plans with recommended resource allocation.
Support the performance management process to ensure delivery of all metrics. This includes gap identification, appraisal and approval of measures to improve performance outcomes. 
Identify all critical business opportunities, risks and initiatives and provide best practice financial analysis and insights to support decision making.
Identify opportunities to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness of all finance activities.

KEY INTERACTIONS:
Strong working relationship required with all key business leaders including Commercial, Supply, Marketing, Innovation and other parts of Finance.
Act as a trusted business advisor to all members of the business area being supported in order to challenge and support the business to improve overall performance 
Strong relationships with Shared Services to drive efficiency and effectiveness in all our core processes
Where appropriate relationships with global Finance functions including Tax/Treasury/GAR/Group FP&R

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Degree educated  with relevant professional  qualification (CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA/MBA) - not necessarily a qualified accountant
5+ years of experience in a global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment and demonstrating commercial acumen

CRITICAL FINANCE CAPABILITIES:
Support decision making 
Business performance management 
Internal control
Accounting principles

AutoReqId63024BRFunction
Finance
Type of JobEmployeeReporting Location
Norwalk
Town/CityNorwalkNorth America State/Province
Connecticut
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Diageo is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. Diageo does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, Protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. Diageo also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws.

About the company

British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England. It is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.[5][6]

Diageo's brands include Smirnoff (the world's best-selling vodka),[7] Johnnie Walker (the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky),[8] Baileys (the world's best-selling liqueur),[9] and Guinness (the world's best-selling stout).[10][11] It also owns 34% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy.

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