Next PLC

Finance Business Partner - MAT Cover

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive salary + benefits
08 Jun 2023
03 Jul 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

Finance Business Partner

Maternity Leave Cover

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Financial Accounting team within Group Finance at a FTSE 100 listed company. Working within the team you will have responsibility for preparing information on the group’s financial results and will work closely with our Brand finance team in preparing monthly management accounts, forecasts and the Group’s budget process.

Focussed and dynamic, you’ll have the opportunity to work across our main trading business, including the opportunity to help shape the financial reporting of our newly created Total Platform division.

What will you actually be doing?

You will have 1 direct and 1 indirect reportee who are responsible for the intercompany processes, Brand balance sheet, submissions to Group and management accounts. You will help build the internal reporting framework for the business as it expands and develops new opportunities. You will have responsibility for reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, supporting the development of our finance systems and delivering key segments of our monthly accounts and forecasts. You will pull together the half year and year end reporting and accounts for Next Retail, Next Distribution and Next Near East.

In this varied role you will have the opportunity to work through the full financial cycle and during the Group’s year end you will liaise with our external auditors, whilst supporting the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts for a FTSE 100 business.

With strong attention to detail your focus will be to ensure that information is promptly recorded, reconciled and ultimately suitable for consolidation into our monthly board reporting.

So, who’s right for the job?

  • You are a qualified accountant with experience of monthly financial reporting and Financial systems.
  • You will have a track record of developing and improving financial controls.
  • You will be well organised with the ability to effectively manage and prioritise a wide range of tasks.
  • A great communicator, you will build excellent relationships with key stakeholders across our Brand and Group finance teams, and the head office systems and business information teams.
  • You have excellent attention to detail and the ability to deliver accurate work within challenging deadlines.
  • You thrive in a fast paced, busy environment.
  • Professional and discreet when dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel, CODA an advantage.

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by calling us on 0116 284 6858 and leave a voicemail.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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