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Finance Manager - Controls and Compliance

Support Office


Job Reference: 159204BR

Nottingham Support Office



Level 5

Finance Manager - Controls and Compliance

Delivery of the controls and compliance objectives is key to the Group’s future aspirations making it an exciting and challenging place to be. The role is crucial for driving compliance with both internal standards and external regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, both now and into the future. We are looking for someone who can lead change, set an example for others, and innovate solutions in a complex, challenging environment.

About the opportunity

A key part of the role will be to help lead, guide, coach, and develop a dedicated and high-achieving team.
This department gives real insight and contact across the whole Boots business, giving a real opportunity for career development within Boots doing the key responsibilities:

• Gain a detailed understanding of processes currently in operation and identify the key controls and risks
• To ensure that gaps, weaknesses, or inefficiencies in process or control are adequately addressed in a timely manner
• Drive process improvement by focusing on simplification and getting things right the first time
• Plan and execute independent process reviews, process documentation, control testing, and evaluation to ensure that controls are robust
• Identification of best practice and consistent standards to be rolled out across the business and to manage independent control testing and evaluation for key process controls to a standard that supports external SOX reporting

About you

The successful candidate must have the ability to work and communicate effectively with key individuals across the business. You’re probably a qualified accountant with at least 2 years of PQE. You could have trained in practice or have relevant experience from a career in the industry. The role demands excellent project delivery skills, the ability to challenge the status quo, and the gravitas to influence senior business stakeholders.

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate will be:
• Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CPA/CIA)
• Experience in assessing risk and control, likely gained from external or internal audit assignments (relevant SOX experience would be an advantage)
• Possess first-class stakeholder management skills, with the ability to communicate and influence individuals at all levels within the organization
• Ability to lead a team
• Be resilient and flexible, with the ability to cope with a changing, fast-paced environment.


We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive holiday allowance (with the option to buy more days)
• Boots Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, holiday buying, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activi-ty passes and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering free, independent and confiden-tial counselling and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Generous staff discount (with enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearingcare)
• Access to corporate third-party discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays and more (UK only)
• Access to the Boots Benevolent Fund, a registered charity that offers support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives, at times of financial hardship.
• Access to a range of learning and development resources and programs
• Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, out-door seating spaces, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links including on-campus bus stop – Support Office only

*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots

Our mission is to help everyone 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 are at the center 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.

At Boots, we're proud to offer our Support Office team members a hybrid working approach because how we work is central to our ability to compete, innovate and win together. Our hybrid, flexible approach to work is based upon empowerment, accountability, care, and trust and includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working.

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

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