Finance Analyst- Retail (12 Months Maternity Cover)

Jigsaw UK
Richmond, UK
14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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 - Retail (12 Month Maternity Cover) to join our team.

JOB TITLEFinance Analyst - Retail


LOCATIONKew Gardens, London


This role is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely reporting of Jigsaw store performance, as well as costs across our retail estate and head office. You will work closely with business stakeholders to help them understand and control their spend effectively. You will also produce any value-add analysis required to drive further insight, to include supporting any retail projects or change programmes.

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.


Key relationships
Area Managers, Property team, HR team, Head of Retail, Commercial Finance & FP&A Managers, Head of Finance, AP/AR team

Indirect reportsNone


Weekly/Daily Reporting

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

Month End/ Management Accounts
  • Ongoing cost reviews with stakeholders - property, payroll and other overheads
  • Responsible for preparation of E-Commerce, Warehouse P&Ls and posting journals
  • Other cost lines responsible for include Travel, Postage, Packaging, Stock Loss
  • Run monthly stock revaluation
  • Update FX rates in system on monthly basis

Budget/ Forecast
  • Preparation of Property and sales templates for review with finance managers and Head of Finance
  • Able to take ownership of Packaging, Travel, Postage and Stock Loss cost lines from start to end
  • Responsible for loading costs into system

  • Help drive BI agenda and act as superuser within Finance department

Administrative/ General Housekeeping

Maintain hierarchy and definitions in NAV Store Cards

  • 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

  • Meets all reporting deadlines
  • Accuracy of information - "right the first time"
  • 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
  • Sample sales

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