Finance Manager - Boots Opticians

Job reference: 142936BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join the Boots Opticians finance team leading on delivering our month end close and many other aspects of financial accounting. You will work with others in finance and the business ensuring we are compliant and well controlled in our day to day operations as well as providing advice and support for new business initiatives and strategy. The role reports into the Financial Controller and has one direct report.

Key responsibilities

• Lead the month end and quarterly close process for the business including submission of results to WBA group functions
• Manage the Genpact (external business process outsourcer) operations for Opticians across the Order to Cash (OTC), Purchase to Pay (PTP) and Record to Report (RTR) towers, utilising and relying on support from Global Finance Services (internal stakeholders) where appropriate
• Ensure all balance sheets are reconciled and control matters are resolved by the team in a timely manner and a cycle of continuous process and control improvement is driven through the finance function
• Ownership of the RACM (Risk & Control Matrix), Risk Register and other similar documents e.g. contracts log, bcp plans, schedule of delegated authority etc
• Completion of annual statutory accounts, tax packs and other submissions for Optician legal entities
• Manage the external audit process acting as a facilitator between the auditors and other members of the Opticians finance team
• Provide technical advice on new business initiatives and draft accounting papers as appropriate

What are we looking for?

• A qualified finance professional (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) with relevant experience
• Technically strong in terms of accounting standards and proficient at using IFRS and US GAAP
• Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with key stakeholders, both finance and non-finance, and feel comfortable in challenging the status quo.
• Project management skills – able to manage multiple work streams and stakeholders and their competing priorities
• People leadership – managing teams including coaching and developing others

A bit about us…

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK and we’re still growing.

We’re all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of practices and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one.

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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