Senior Finance Manager

Job reference: 138588BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Senior Finance Manager - .Com

We are are looking for a Senior Finance Manager to head up our .Com part of the business. This is a business that has thrived over the past year and a half through the general public starting opt for a more digital world. We are still seeing that growth and now need a Finance Manager to capitalise on the opportunity at hand.

This position would suit talented Finance Business Partners who have extensive experience of holding the primary relationship within a non-Finance business area. The successful person will have ownership of the end to end financial position across the business area - bringing insight, challenge and influences across key business decisions and offering a wider business/market perspective. This senior commercial opportunity naturally engages with business partners across the business ensuring understanding, ownership and alignment of monthly results, financial forecasts, budgets and 3YP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Overall financial management on understanding the trends and drivers impacting on performance across your business area
  • To hold the relevant leadership team to account to deliver on their in-year financial commitments, budget and 3YP whilst maintaining strong partner relationships
  • Leadership across wider BUK finance team and performance leadership of direct reports
  • Working with the FP&A and Financial Control teams for your business area to ensure rigorous and robust financial planning processes (in year performance, budget, 3YP)
  • Financial approval of business/investment/programme decisions guiding central investment team to produce the appropriate business cases
  • Responsibility for influencing the business to ensure strong governance/adherence to our control environment including SOX
A bit about you…
  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with significant relative post qualification experience, ideally within commercial retail or FMCG roles
  • Demonstrable strong leadership skills - leading and developing individuals and teams
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building and people leadership skills, in order to inspire, effect change and drive successful processes and performance
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, understanding the bigger picture whilst having good attention to detail
  • Passionate and resilient, with ability to manage change, multiple priorities and perform effectively under pressure
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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