Finance Manager - Financial Planning and Analysis, Operations

Job reference: 148927BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Are you a Finance Business Partner, looking to get into an organisation where you can take your career to the next level? Matt and his Finance FP&A team can help you achieve this. This role is for a Finance manager in the Operations FP&A team where you will get great exposure to senior stakeholder and be trusted to influence key decisions. The role will involve leading best practice and driving efficiencies in a variety of FP&A activities across key Store, Property and Supply Chain operational cost areas.

Key Responsibilities
  • Reporting of key financial metrics, including monthly actual and forecast cost performance
  • Driving delivery and reporting of operational cost efficiency programme
  • Driving efficiencies in financial reporting into the business
  • Responsible for managing key areas in three-year plan and budget process across the operations cost base
  • Holding the business to account to deliver cost targets
A bit about you…
  • Proven strong performance in business partnering
  • Strong financial analytical capability and ability to quickly focus on key issues
  • Flexibility required in terms of working approach and hours to meet time critical deadlines
  • In-depth working knowledge of Boots systems – SAP ECC, SAP BW, SAP BO, TM1
  • Passion for driving efficiencies and ongoing improvements in ways of working
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
  • Annual discretionary bonus plan
  • Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
  • Competitive company pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
  • Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
  • 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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