Finance Manager - Swindon, Wiltshire

Swindon, UK
18 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK's leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 17 0 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 7,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don't just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The Role

To manage the Swindon Distribution Centre's Finance agenda to add value to the business, ensuring corporate standards for quality, health and safety and people management/ development are maintained

What will I be doing?

• Deliver all daily/weekly/monthly reporting, month end processes, balance sheet reconciliations, and any relevant analysis

• Preparation of budgets and forecasts to provide clear and accurate financial reporting

• Provide clear and accurate information to support the business in its decision making

You will be responsible for:

• Manage the timely, insightful and accurate production of all reporting for the Distribution Centre on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.

• Ensure all reporting meets the ongoing requirements of the business to aid decision making and understanding through ongoing evaluation.

• Control of balance sheet accounts and support with audit process.

• Seek to identify and implement improvements in systems and processes to ensure all work carried out is efficient and value adding.

• Adhoc support/reporting when required by senior management or business partners.

• Work collaboratively with the wider finance teams to provide an evolving service and support for the business.

• Develop and maintain key business relationships with appropriate stakeholders

• Challenge and influence stakeholders where appropriate.

• Manage, train and support students in order to drive a high performing team and support continuous development.

What I need to be successful:

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Knowledge of retail industry

• Accounting principles & standards

• Ability to meet tight deadlines

• High level of influencing skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Management experience

• CIMA, ACCA and ACA qualified

What we offer:

• 24 days' holiday pro rata

• Discretionary Bonus

• Pension

• Life Assurance

• 20% Discount

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