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Senior Finance Analyst – Inventory, Margin & Loss

Support Office»Finance


Job Reference: 223282BR

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 hours per week

Level 6

Contract: Permanent
Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

About the role

Boots Opticians are looking for a Senior Finance Analyst – Inventory, Margin & Loss to join our Controllership team, reporting into the Finance Manager – Working Capital, Margin & Franchise Partner Accounts. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team that has a broad reach across pivotal business functions, including supply chain, loss, and trading.

You will gain a wide range of knowledge across both technical accounting and business operations, utilising that to manage stock recognition and movements, supplier funding processes, and provide support to teams cross-functionally. You will have responsibility for accurately delivering month end processes, as well as supporting with budgeting and forecasting within both margin and the supply chain cost centres. In this role you will:

  • Take responsibility for accurate reporting of stock and margin as part of month end
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for your areas of responsibility
  • Manage stock movements related to the returns processes
  • Support the finance manager with management of the supply chain cost centre
  • Work with the supply and loss team to provide useful and accurate reporting, as well as ad hoc support with projects
  • Support with budget and forecasts within margin and the supply chain cost centre
  • Provide support for the external audit process for area of responsibility
  • Identify opportunities to drive efficiency in processes by further automation
  • Ad hoc projects as required

What you’ll need to have
  • Part-qualified or newly qualified (ACCA, CIMA etc.) accountant
  • Strong communication skills with ability to collaborate with senior finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Ability to proactively manage workload and deliver to tight deadlines in a fast-paced, diverse environment
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Ability to challenge the way things are and use technical accounting knowledge to improve processes
  • Strong Excel skills are essential

It would be great if you also have
  • Experience of SAP and business objects advantageous

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 Opticians

Our purpose is to help everyone see what’s possible, so we’re looking for people who go the extra mile to change things for the better for our customers and our team members. 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. Join our team and let’s see what’s possible when we change for the better. To find out more about life and careers with us, 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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