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Finance Manager - IT and Advance Analytics

Support Office»Finance


Job Reference: 219842BR

Nottingham Support Office

Fixed Term

37.5 hours per week

Level 5

Contract: Fixed Term (12 months)

Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

About the role

IT2A function consists of Information Technology (IT) and Advanced Analytics (also known as Data Office). The primary responsibility of this support function is drive value for Boots and International markets through providing Infrastructure and analytics (both internally and externally) capability. The function includes number of Domains led by senior leaders – VPs, Directors and Senior managers.

Reporting to the Head of Finance– International Technology and Advance Analytics (IT2A), this role plays a key part in supporting the IT2A function across Walgreens Boots Alliance. This is a great opportunity for an individual to develop further and gain the relevant experience required for the next stage of their career.

Key responsibilities

Business partnering

Be the finance business partner of designated teams by:

• Partner with the service leaders (Directors and VP) to drive IT2A agenda with strong financial rigour and governance

• Hold leaders to account for their ‘in year’ and budget commitments by leading the Budgeting & forecasting process and monthly financial reviews

• Finance lead on investments by using commercial acumen, analysis and influencing the leaders to choose the right priorities

• Lead cost saving initiatives for the relevant services and drive value by challenging leaders and encourage outside the box thinking

• Represent finance in multiple leadership teams

• Sustain a high performing team by managing and developing a team of analysts

• Own and manage resource planning tool for relevant teams

• Manage and work closely with Genpact partners to ensure all aspects of month end commitment are met and R&O are communicated to Finance and IT Leaders appropriately

• Identify opportunities to drive efficiency in processes by further automation and elimination of non-value add tasks

• Work collaboratively with other finance and functional teams (Control, Tax, Treasury, Procurement etc.) as necessary

Hybrid working:

We currently operate a fixed hybrid working approach for Support Office team members with a mix of remote and office-based working. Our set office days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with team members able to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

What you’ll need to have

· Qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent with 5+ post qual experience

· The ability to inspire trust, financial discipline and reliability

· Evidence of leading a team and developing talent

· Previous experience of management reporting, budgeting and forecasting

· Be inclusive and advocate collaborative ways of working

· Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills and previous working knowledge of SAP

· Should be comfortable using Planning Analytics (PA) as this is the primary tool for all financial planning and reporting.

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. 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. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better. To find out more about life and careers at Boots, click here.

What's next

If your application is successful, our 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.

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.

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