Kingfisher Plc

Finance Business Partner

Southampton, Hampshire (GB)
Competitive salary. up to 30% bonus. up to 14% Kingfisher pension contribution 25 days holiday BUPA
18 May 2022
18 Jun 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 78,000 passionate people, call over 1,300 stores home and operate in 8 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in.


At Kingfisher our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We want to ensure that all colleagues, future colleagues, and applicants to Kingfisher are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. 


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We advocate the benefits of a flexible and hybrid working environment, recognising that this means different things, to different people, in different roles. Want to apply as a job share, or propose a way of working that isn’t the traditional 9am – 5.30pm, Monday through to Friday? We’re all ears!


We have an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking Finance Business Partner to join the Kingfisher Group Tech Finance team in Southampton. In the role you will act as a key business partner to members of the Group Tech Leadership team and their respective teams by leading the day-to-day finance activities of the finance team and interpreting and presenting financial information to key partners, providing value add advice & challenge. We’re looking for someone to help us raise the standards across all financial decision areas by taking a forward-looking commercial and value focused approach to assist in the optimisation of financial outcomes whilst integrating themselves into the heart of their business teams.


Key responsibilities in the role:


  • Be a trusted business partner to the Group Tech Leadership team and retail banners (B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot) Understand the drivers of the IT cost base to allow early visibility of spend variances Understand any gaps to deliver required financial targets Provide commercial and cost challenge to the business Make Group Tech costs visible and transparent in a clear ‘non-financial’ manner to identify actions to drive opportunities and mitigate risks Prepare business cases for Group Tech projects, linking these through to budgets and forecasts as well as post investment reviews

Skills & experience required to deliver in this role:


  • Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA or CIMA Significant finance business partnering experience – ideally within an IT function Commercial finance experience Strong ability to interpret financial information and deploy it effectively across the business driving efficiencies and improvements across teams Comfortable forming relationships and challenging were appropriate

This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, apply now!


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