Finance Business Partner

Recruiter
Global Accounting Network
Location
London
Salary
70000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

  • 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.