Finance Development Analyst (6 month secondment)

Job reference: 132939BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Analyst to join the Finance Development team in Boots UK. The Finance Analyst’s role in Finance Development is pivotal in the ongoing delivery of business change projects, both independently and as part of a larger team.

When delivering less complex, discrete projects the Finance Development Analyst will have full ownership of all the activities below. Within larger projects they will be supporting the Finance Managers with process design, mapping, sign off, testing and other business readiness activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Driving continuous improvement within Finance related systems and processes across the business, identifying and analysing opportunities, and supporting the business to develop the business case for change.
  • Ownership or support with the design, testing and implementation of projects, including business readiness activities, bringing efficiency and greater controls to financial processes.
  • Supporting business project team members in the standard management processes and templates required to satisfy Agile and Unified/Waterfall project methodology – including business process mapping, user acceptance testing, internal controls, RAID assessments, project planning, financial reviews and benefits realisation.
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders and project teams; ensuring high levels of engagement and delivery to ensure fit for purpose solutions and maximum benefits with minimum impact to business as usual activities.

A bit about you…

  • Proactive, independent and self-starting individual who is adept at building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Emotionally resilient with the capacity to stay energised and focused within project environment
  • Experienced in Finance processes and SAP Financial Modules
  • Excellent communication, organisational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks through managing priorities and workload
  • Excellent attention to detail with a “Right First Time” approach in order to deliver best in class outputs
  • Experience of cross functional Agile/Waterfall project delivery in any capacity would be beneficial

A bit about us…

The Finance team is fundamental to our success, playing an active role across the entire business ensuring targets are met and strategies are understood.

As trusted advisors, we’re involved in a wide range of activities; reviewing weekly and monthly sales-margin-cost performance and assessing the performance of key promotions to partnering the business teams to develop and track the performance of new store openings, new customer propositions like a new online trading platform, to some large scale IT investments.

It’s a supportive, collaborative and committed team. We’re big on communication and we hold quarterly conferences to celebrate our successes. We have a strong development culture, showcased at our annual yoUniversity week, which encourages our colleagues to focus on their potential and wellbeing. If you’re keen to build your career - there’s no better place as you’ll be supported to take on new challenges and develop your skill set with access to opportunities across the Boots UK, Global Brands and Boots Opticians Finance teams.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
  • Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
  • Competitive company pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
  • Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
  • Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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