Finance Analyst

Jigsaw UK
Richmond, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Analyst - B&M & Supply Chain (9 Month FTC)

Founded in 1972, Jigsaw was the first premium fashion brand on the high street. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide to work with the finest mills, cutting edge photographers, up-and-coming models and renowned architects. But the search for the best in the industry never stops. As our journey continues, we're looking for passionate and talented people to learn about Style & Truth: a set of values that sets us apart from the rest of the high street, a belief that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. Join the Jigsaw journey.

We're looking for a Finance Analyst - B&M & Supply Chain to join our team.

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Kew Gardens, London

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely reporting of Jigsaw sales and margin performance, as well as costs in the warehouse and head office. You will work closely with business stakeholders to help them understand and control their costs effectively. You will also produce any value-add analysis required to drive further insight, to include supporting any sales or promotion initiatives.

This is a broad role which will be responsible for weekly and periodic reporting, month end processes, budgeting and forecasting, and other ad-hoc analysis, and will give you the chance to be at the front face of an exciting, fast growing and dynamic retail business. You will be part of the commercial finance and FP&A team of 5 and will work closely with other parts of the finance team in your role. You will also work with several senior stakeholders around the business.

To be successful, you will be a team player with strong communication and people skills, who will contribute to the wider success of the team. You will work with energy and pace, be keen to learn, pro-active in approach, have an inquisitive mind, and be ready to challenge assumptions. You will have excellent excel skills and enjoy working with systems and data. Strong organisation skills are key, and you will also have a passion for retail and fashion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help drive BI agenda and act as superuser within Finance department
  • Work closely with BI Analyst to develop reporting

Weekly Reporting
  • Responsible for delivering all weekly reports accurately and on time, including sales reporting and external BDO reporting
  • Updating daily phasing in system
  • Update weekly trading calendar

Month End/ Management Accounts
  • Carry out regular month end analysis, including Warehouse Productivity Report and Far Fetch concession fee rec, to explain variances to Finance Manager and key stakeholders
  • Responsible for preparation of E-Commerce, Warehouse, luxury fashion brand division (Bluebird) P&Ls
  • Other cost lines responsible for include Travel, Postage, Packaging, Stock Loss
  • Any other ad hoc duties

Buying Agency (Bonfine)
  • Act as main contact for subsidiary including month end reporting, statutory accounts and other ad hoc requests

Budget/ Forecast
  • Support B&M Finance Manager in preparing sales, margin and cost templates
  • Able to take ownership of Packaging, Travel, Postage and Stock Loss cost lines from start to end
  • Responsible for loading sales and margin into system

Commercial Analysis
  • Support B&M Finance Manager on any ad hoc analysis including store viabilities and concessions profitability
  • Competitor analysis/ reporting

Administrative/ General Housekeeping
  • Run monthly stock revaluation
  • Update FX rates in system on monthly basis
  • Maintain hierarchy and definitions in NAV Store Cards

Behaviours For Success
  • A can-do, positive and commercial mindset
  • Ambitious, pro-active, energetic and keen to learn
  • A team player with excellent people and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, to prioritise work load and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard
  • Understanding of commercial drivers on the business and their financial impact
  • Rigorous attention to detail, balanced with ability to summarise key issues
  • Self-starter who displays a high degree of initiative and strong organisational skills
  • Analytical, inquisitive mind

Performance Measures
  • Comfortable working with large amounts of data and able to summarise and communicate key findings
  • Ability to utilise feedback for own development
  • Accuracy of information - "right the first time"
  • Meets all reporting deadlines
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of outputs
  • Ability to build strong working relationships


  • Graduate from high quality institution
  • Strong Excel skills and systems literacy
  • Passionate about retail and fashion
  • Keen to study towards an accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA)

  • 1-2 years work experience, ideally in a similar business
  • Microsoft Navision/ Dynamics Experience

  • 23 days holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Staff discount - up to 50%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Gym access
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to group discounted
  • Discounted Tastecard
  • Sample sales

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