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Marketing Finance Manager

JD Sports Fashion plc
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Marketing Finance Manager

Responsible to: Group Marketing Director and Head of Finance UK

Department: Marketing

Location: Bury

This position is a key role in Marketing but also the surrounding business. As Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include overseeing end-to-end finance operations for your area of responsibility, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow reconciliations, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests. Key point of liaison with the Group Legal Department on key contracts and their commercial terms.

Budgets and Forecasts:

· Prepare and retain responsibility for annual budgeting and monthly reforecasts including regular reconciliations of out of home (OOH) advertising campaigns and point of sale (POS) spend. [UK and Europe]

· Prepare analytics in respect of key department spend.

· Lead the continued roll out of the Coupa system for PO management, including PO approval in line with budgets and reforecasts.

· Key point of liaison for brand discussions regarding financial contributions to campaign spend.

· Prepare and post monthly accruals, prepayments and similar accounting entries.

· Variance analysis supporting daily P&L's and month end accounts.

· Support on cost reviews with budget holders.

· Liaise with Group Finance Department on monthly management accounts.

· Ensure the management accounts team adheres to marketing and group finance deadlines.


· Point of liaison for group procurement, specifically in relation to procuring supply related to OOH and POS spend.

· Assist in the audit of suppliers to the marketing function, ensuring that rate cards and other cost control mechanisms are adhered to.

· Assist in departments workflows, managing the costs of outsourcing where applicable and providing cost analysis with respect to future headcount requirements (vis a vis outsourcing)


· Manage internal and external capex spend pertaining to the budgets.

· Liaise with other JD departments (eg property, retail, multichannel etc) in relation to the use of digital marketing mediums in bricks and mortar locations

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • CIMA / ACCA / ACA Qualified Accountant.
  • Experience with working alongside and influencing multiple senior stakeholders; both financial and non-financial
  • Management accounts / core finance experience essential.
  • Advanced Excel skills, SQL experience not essential but an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Positive, flexible, enthusiastic and driven.
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