Finance Manager - Retail Cash & Balance Sheet

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
22 Apr 2021
22 May 2021
Approved employers
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Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
In a nutshell

A key member of the Retail Financial Planning 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 Head of Retail Financial Planning, Commercial & Retail Finance Director, 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 Retail business, which will involve:

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

Coordinating 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 Retail management accounts

Coordinate 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, in addition to producing the supporting Q&A document for the Retail Finance Director & CFO answering queries raised to support external reporting

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 Head of Retail Financial Planning, Commercial & Retail Finance Director and CFO

Deputise for the Financial Planning & Analysis Senior Finance Manager 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 four colleagues across two locations - Holborn and Avebury (two C4's, one C3, one C2).

Support we will provide

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


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