Finance Business Partner

Global Accounting Network
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are recruiting for a retail business that requires a senior finance business partner. It will pay £65,000-75,000 + Bonus, must be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified

The business is close to a billion turnover based in West London and they will look at any candidates for any sector, so long as they have a good commercial finance background.

Responsibilities will include


  • Leadership of direct report and across stakeholder group
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders across the business.

Decision making

  • Key decision influencer, especially around stock purchase.
  • Providing support, challenge, drive for all decision making forums - strategic, operational, tactical
  • Be an influencer on trading decisions, near term and medium/long term.

Planning/ Budget/ Forecast

  • Deliver a robust Buy budget process with clear alignment to:

o UK stores plan

o Web plan

o International plan (split JV, Subs, Franchise)

o Brand & Collation into agreed schedules (FP&A)

  • Provide relevant buy budget and commercial inputs for planning processes
  • Periodic variance analysis, and forward forecasting
  • Clear sales, margin and stock budgeting/ forecasting. Aligned to other areas (e.g. retail/ web)
  • Key driver of target guiderails

Strategic Planning

  • Be a key part of Strategic planning process
  • Provide Support and challenge Brand DDs
  • Provide analysis and clarity on key risks and opportunities

Systems, Process and Ad hoc

  • Deliver consistent system use and plan. Drive right tool, right job mentality.
  • Improve current modelling/ planning system use. With more aligned inputs.
  • Improve current process, with clear accountability across the business.