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Finance Manager – Financial Control, Operations

Support Office»Finance


Job Reference: 2 2 8 8 8 9 B R

Nottingham Support Office

Fixed Term

37.5 Hours

Contract: Fixed Term (12 months)

Recruitment Partner: Lizzy Parfitt

Welcome to Controllership - Operations – an exciting team at the heart of Boots UK’s reporting landscape. This team has insights into all things Operational from Supply Chain to Property charges.

About the role

You will report into the Head of Finance – Financial Control, Operations; the main objective being the accurate delivery of month end close whilst adhering to monthly and quarterly SOX controls. Lease accounting for both US GAAP and IFRS is a critical part of the role along with supporting the Head of Finance in delivery of projects working with several stakeholders within the business.

Key responsibilities

  • Accurate accounting for lease costs and operational charges (supply chain, stores, property)
  • Liaising with Operations FP&A, and Business Partnering teams to ensure month end inputs are accurate, ensuring ad hoc accounting impacts are captured
  • Working with the offshore BPO team on day-to-day activities, ensuring working processes around month end, quarter end and year end closes
  • Coordinating the resolution of any Financial Accounting items or judgements escalated back from the BPO
  • Ensure adherence with WBA policies and procedures and SOX controls.
  • Lead coordination of all audit deliverables along with review of certain BPO audit deliverables
  • Aid in completion of IFRS statutory accounts
  • Promote the implementation of WBA Global Finance processes across Boots and the BPO to support the wider finance transformation
  • Provide back-up and support at a peer level across the wider Controllership team allowing opportunities for development across the wider controllership team

What you’ll need to have

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Experience of IFRS and US GAAP and working in a SOX control environment
  • Strong communication skills - work collaboratively with individuals across the business and feels comfortable in challenging the status quo
  • Experience analysing and reporting data to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to improve results and find solutions
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues including implementing process changes

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, 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 change for the better.

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.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. 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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