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Finance Manager - FP&A

Support Centre Location

Weymouth Office


Closing Date:

28/12/2017


More about the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager based in our Weymouth office.  You will be producing the monthly management report which consolidates all channels across the business and analyses the group’s financial performance, ensuring that we use accurate data to provide insightful commentary.  You will also be involved in the Group budgeting and forecasting processes, working with the business to understand each channels plans and actions, challenging the business assumptions and ensuring the plans are robust and consistent. 

 

Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • Creating the Group monthly management accounts pack for the Board, through the consolidation of data and insight from all channels, challenging where appropriate.
  • Preparing the monthly Balance Sheet review pack, analysing the Group’s Balance Sheet, providing commentary on values and variances against budget, forecast and last year.
  • Support the production of the monthly CFO report and narrative to explain key Group business drivers
  •  Production of the Group Quarterly P&L forecast, challenging the business around assumptions and providing insightful narrative to explain values and key business drivers. 
  • Production and development of the Group balance sheet and cash flow forecast/annual budget/5YP within the CPM system.
  • Assisting and providing cover for the Finance Analyst with the summation /preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report requirements.
  • Monitor, analyse and communicate competitor & market performance (e.g. BRC, trading updates).
  • Working with the analyst and Investor relations manager to produce the quarterly Datapack in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to increase efficiency and effectiveness of reporting requirements.
  • Develop strong and trustworthy relationships with all Finance stream business partners.
  • Provides ad hoc financial support and analysis to senior management.


REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • You'll be a fully qualified Accountant (ACMA /ACA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Previous experience in forecasting and budgeting
  • Commerical astute - able to provide financial insight to non-financial stakeholders
  • You'll be an excellent communicator who is able to build strong relationships
  • Experience building reporting packs which are presented clearly and succinctly 
  • Adaptable in your way of working 
  • Strong influencing skills and able to build credibility quickly
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills in particular Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ideally you will have worked in a large multi-channel and international business

 

YOU GET:


As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.