Finance Manager - Retail Cash & Balance Sheet - 12M FTC

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive Benefits
23 Sep 2023
10 Oct 2023
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Finance manager
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Holborn store support centre

Reporting to

Head of Retail FP&A

The Role

A key member of the Retail Financial Planning & Analysis team with primary responsibility for providing the business with high quality Cash & Balance Sheet performance analysis, Latest Views, Budgets, forecasts and five year Corporate Plan; coordinating and tracking cash generating initiatives; as well as ad hoc analysis for the Director of FP&A, Director of Investor Relations and Financial Planning, and CFO.

What you need to do

Support the preparation of the corporate budget, forecasts and the corporate plan covering the cash flow and balance sheet and other KPIs for the business, which will involve:

• Working closely with Finance teams, developing an understanding of trends in performance, and key issues, activities, and timetables

• Co-ordinating the development of cash generating initiatives and providing necessary challenge and insight

• Consolidating submissions into the corporate picture, providing constructive challenge to relevant Finance teams

• Assisting in the production of executive summaries and board papers which distil the data and focus on the key issues

• Accountable for the production of timely, accurate, and insightful periodic accounts

• Co-ordinate and consolidate the Cash & Balance Sheet Latest View process by working closely with stakeholders on their latest expectations, tracking through cash generating initiatives and monitoring the risks and opportunities

• Accountable for Treasury receiving robust weekly cash forecasting across Retail and analysis of any reported variances, with more frequent views provided in the run up to the half year and full year reporting dates

• Work closely with Finance teams to establish consistency and develop best practice

• Produce accurate management reporting information for the Business performance review and additional forums on a timely basis including insightful commentary to support the key summary documents

• Perform sensitivity analysis and financial evaluation of different financial performance scenarios

• Support the Group Finance and Investor Relations teams on the corporate interim and preliminary financial reporting process

• Manage the production of a high quality internal and external financial / business review that ensures we meet our reporting requirements and the business's expectations in an efficient and cost effective manner

• Accountable for cross-referencing and producing accurate documentation in all areas

• Lead, develop and motivate members of the team to high performance through great coaching and communication, review of work, suggesting areas for improvement and sharing expertise

• Perform a high standard of ad hoc analysis supporting the Director of FP&A, Director of Investor Relations and Financial Planning, and CFO.

• Deputise for the Head of Retail FP&A as appropriate

What you need to know and show

• Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)

• Post-qualification experience in a similar financial planning/partnering role (Retail industry a distinct advantage)

• Effective communicator with senior stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen

• Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously

• Ability to prioritise

• Strong commercial acumen with a focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance

• Experience of maintaining strong financial controls

• Committed to driving change

• High level of drive and enthusiasm

• Ability to work under pressure - providing accurate high quality work under tight deadlines

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Strong analytical skills - ability to focus on the key issues

• Strategic perspective - understanding of the wider issues impacting corporate performance

• Advanced excel modelling skills

What decisions I can make including budget

Standard C5 decision making responsibilities.

Directly or indirectly manages

Day to day management, motivation and development of three colleagues (two C4s and one C3).

Support we will provide

Access to personal development tools inclusive of Bitesize talks, online self-development tools, internal mentoring.

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.


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