Finance Analyst - IT International, WBA ITSIL (12 month FTC)

Job reference: 136286BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Fixed Term
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Reporting to the Finance Manager – IT Transformation & Projects the role is a challenging position with a leading part to play in supporting on-going projects within the Global IT function across Walgreens Boots Alliance. This is a great opportunity for an individual to help shape and deliver good financial governance and cost reporting.

This role will be responsible for setting up and running project accounting on large IT Transformation programmes. Primarily supporting the project management teams within the IT Shared Services area and senior IT and Business leaders.

The main responsibilities are to embed strong financial governance, deliver accurate and insightful cost reporting, and to provide strong commercial challenge to enable successful delivery of a business-critical programmes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure programme costs are accurately reported, and the impact of over/ under spends versus latest forecast and budget are understood
  • Provide commercial challenge and insight into each stream of the programme, identify risks and opportunities, helping to identify which areas require management attention
  • Support in the preparation of the financial reporting slides for the Executive, Finance and Programme Steering Meetings (or equivalent)
  • Support financial accounting requirements – e.g. Capex vs Opex, impairment reviews
  • Work with the PMO to improve reporting, control (and insight)
  • Work with the programme team to implement improvements
  • Assisting with various ad hoc requests, e.g. Develop a robust and fully costed business case for new business/ investment cases, with trackable milestones e.g. supporting BAU (non-project) teams
A bit about you…
  • A part or newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with relevant experience and stakeholder management. Exposure to IT or IT Projects / Finance project management is desirable
  • Proficient in Excel and excellent PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience of management reporting, budgeting and forecasting a significant advantage
  • Ability to build strong relationships and networks across the organisation
  • Previous experience with the relevant finance systems (SAP, TM1)
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, documentation, project quality standards and relevant reporting requirements, as well as working to deadlines in a fast paced environment
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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