Finance Business Partner - Transformation

Job reference: 149371BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: HR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Finance Business Partner - Transformation

We are recruiting for a Finance Business Partner to join our team in Boots Opticians. This role sits within the commercial finance team and is aimed at providing financial support and cross-functional business partnering with senior stakeholders to deliver upon the Boots Opticians transformation agenda.
Shaping and influencing decision making across several functions and at the business level, alongside appraising large scale business change activity. Ensuring all business decisions are commercially focused by applying relevant business experience (3-5 years), insight and through appropriate challenge and influence.

  • Provide robust financial support on strategic, highly cross functional initiatives (3-5 year outlook) to shape the future business direction. Support will cover multiple functions including the trading, retail, I.T. and marketing teams.
  • Develop strong, meaningful relationships with senior individuals within the leadership team, aiding and challenging decision making, with a focus on being able to deliver cross-functional alignment through strong influencing skills.
  • Financial approval of large scale, multi-year business/investment/programme decisions and guiding the Opticians Leadership Team through a review of appropriate business cases and subsequent sign-off
  • Delivering a schedule of post-investment appraisal and project tracking to understand performance vs. business case. Challenging the business to course correct where relevant and holding senior leaders to account where underperformance exists.
  • Ensure overall transformation programme represents a balance of near term/long-term deliverables and closely aligns to the businesses risk appetite.

About you:
  • Experienced, qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with more than three years relative post qualification experience, ideally within commercial retail or FMCG roles which have placed emphasis on managing and influencing multiple senior stakeholders in order to work to common goals
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building and people leadership skills, in order to inspire, effect change and drive successful processes and performance. Individual required to thrive in a matrix-type role where competing priorities can be successfully managed
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, understanding the bigger picture whilst having good attention to detail. Understanding of investment appraisal methodologies and experience of putting these into practice.
  • Passionate and resilient, with ability to manage change, multiple priorities and perform effectively under pressure


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
  • Boots Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • 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 Opticians

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK. Our mission is to help everyone see their world vividly by helping customers to look and feel great. We are one Boots Opticians team – 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, who are passionate about providing outstanding service and care for our customers. In return we’ll provide you with the tools and skills to be your best, along with support and development to help you progress your career with us.

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.