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  • Finance Analyst - Head Office

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits + Bonus
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 03-May-2019
  • Job reference: 21607

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers.  That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.


A little about the role…


We are currently looking for a Finance Analyst to join our Support Centre & IT Finance team. A finance analyst supports the function and the rest of the support centre Finance team with financial analysis, reporting and ad-hoc financial support.  


The finance team provide support to Wickes head office, as well as liaising closely with the wider Wickes Finance team.


This role will be eligible for training and exam support for qualification with any of the major accounting bodies (CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW / ICAS).


Principle Accountabilities…


  • Reporting - variety of daily, weekly and monthly financial reports for the support centre cost centres

  • Analyse invoices and validate them against expected costs

  • Sit down and review cost centre spend with cost centre owners in Support Centre

  • Post month end accruals and prepayments relating to Support Centre and IT spend

  • Manage the PO log for IT, ensuring that all outstanding PO’s are expecting payment

  • Help create Budget and forecast details for Support Centre owners

  • Reconcile payroll files vs reporting structures


What we are looking for in you?


  • A minimum of 2 year in a similar role

  • A-Level science or mathematics based subjects

  • A graduate with a degree within a relevant subject

  • High level of Organisation / prioritisation skills

  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Hard working and a  Fast learner

  • Enthusiastic & Inquisitive

  • Proactive


What can we offer you?


Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their Business.


Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspiration.


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