Senior Finance Analyst

Job reference: 146989BR 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 Analyst - Operations

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Boots UK finance team as Senior Analyst – Operations FP&A. As part of the Operations Finance team the role is crucial for providing clear, high quality reporting, analysis and insight to the business to ensure clarity and alignment of in year performance, financial forecasts and budgets.


About the opportunity

The role offers the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of our business, our Operations cost functions & our forecasting and budgeting processes, giving a real opportunity for career development within Boots.

• Provide clear and insightful reporting on the trends and drivers impacting performance across Operations cost areas (Store, Property, Supply Chain and Loss costs and Inventory)
• Support financial planning processes (in year performance, financial forecasts and budget) across Operations in a collaborative manner seeking input and engaging central FP&A, business partners and financial control teams as required to ensure rigorous and robust financial planning.
• Act as a link between various Finance functions – i.e. Financial Control, Central FP&A and Transformation to close month end in a timely manner with clear articulation of performance across the Operations areas.
• Driving efficiencies and automation in financial reporting into the business
• Driving delivery and reporting of operational cost efficiency programme and holding the business to account to deliver cost targets

About you

• Qualified, ACA/ACCA/CIMA, part qualified or equivalent (or qualified via experience) strong preference
• Excellent communication and relationship-building leadership skills, in order to foster a collaborative high performance culture and positively influence business performance
• Strong analytical skills combined with commercial acumen to generate insight from various data sources
• In-depth working knowledge of Boots systems – SAP ECC, SAP BW, SAP BO, TM1, Magic
• High energy and resilience, with ability to manage multiple priorities and perform effectively under pressure

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots


Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact adam.jennings@boots.co.uk.