Finance Business Partner

West End, London
£45000 - £48000 per annum
29 Nov 2023
06 Dec 2023
JN -112023-6263254
Molly Samson
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Exciting new maternity cover role, with luxury accessory and footwear brand. Looking for keen and experienced candidate to join the team for an immediate starting role in London's West End.

Client Details

Our client is a leading affordable luxury footwear and accessories brand in the UK, with stores spanning across the globe. It has 50 stores in the UK and over 100 in 25 countries around the world.


The key responsibilities of this Finance Business Partner role will be:


  • Responsibility for period end journals relating to variable store and e-commerce costs (as well as reconciling any related balance sheet accounts), ensuring any variances to budget are fully understood through discussion with relevant business partners
  • Presenting variances to budget/forecast at flash review meetings
  • Assisting with the production of management accounts board pack, including providing meaningful commentary on the P&L
  • Assisting with the production of the weekly trade pack and other monthly, quarterly and annual stakeholder reports
  • Responsibility for meeting internally set reporting deadlines
  • Continually seeking ways to improve financial processes and how we use our systems


  • Ownership of the annual budget for variable store and e-commerce costs: liaising with relevant business partners, reviewing business partner assumptions (and challenging these where appropriate), updating budget models, analysing trends and assisting with the preparation of the budget pack sent to senior management
  • Responsibility for the maintenance of rolling forecasts for variable store and e-commerce costs

Business Partnering/Business Support

  • Act as finance business partner to retail and e-commerce teams, working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that spending is proactively managed against budget and providing them with all necessary support to understand performance
  • Working with the retail team on sales targets and store incentives
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting for the business as required

Insight and Analysis

  • Assisting the Commercial Finance Manager with analysis of trends and key business drivers, store/web profitability analysis, assessment of future business opportunities and other ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Working with the business focusing on efficiencies and cost control including store payroll, web marketing and web fulfilment


The successful Finance Business Partner will have:

  • Experience in a similar accountancy role - Management Accounting/Commercial Finance/FP&A
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills to create high quality analysis
  • Good time-management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Solid communication skills and ability to deal with non-finance personnel
  • Self-starter with willingness to assume responsibility whilst working well within a team

Job Offer

The successful Finance Business Partner will receive:

  • A competitive salary of up to £50,000 per annum
  • Hybrid working and flexible hours
  • Company discount scheme
  • Cycle2work
  • Season ticket loan

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