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  • Finance Business Partner - Distribution

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 39
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 24-Sep-2019
  • Job reference: 23769

Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast-paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on for 2019! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an established Finance Business Partner who is able to offer financial business partnering support for the Retail Distribution team within the Supply Chain, with particular responsibility for the Home Delivery Centre (HDC).

Role Accountabilities:
  • Financial control & reporting – responsibility for completion of management accounts (P&L and balance sheet, including calculation of accruals and prepayments) and provision of management information including insightful commentary on variances to target and prior year
  • Supply of Bridges/Commentary at month end and for forecast & budgets
  • Balance Sheet controls and reconciliations.
  • Finance business partnering of senior operational stakeholders – providing quality understanding, support & challenge
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of key metric and statistic tracking, and impact on financial performance
  • Financial and performance analysis of the operations on an ongoing basis
  • Recharge of operational cost base to business units
  • Budgeting and quarterly reforecasting – ownership of end to end process for business unit
  • Weekly forecasting – completion of  forecast for the business units, and maintenance of clear link to monthly results
  • Risk and opportunities tracking. Proactively looking forward identifying and managing financial risks and opportunities.
  • To assist with any ad hoc analysis and project work as required
  • Understanding of the warehouse stock processes and any related stock adjustments 
Ideal Candidate:
  • Self motivated and driven to develop a career in Finance
  • Articulate and able to communicate effectively with non-financial stakeholders
  • Demonstrates responsibility and ownership, able to prioritise own workload, working to strict deadlines
  • Qualified or studying  towards CIMA / ACA / ACCA
  • Possesses strong Excel skills, experience of Google Chrome and Wintegrate is desirable
  • Supply Chain or 3rd Party Logistics experience an advantage
What we can offer you?

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 and 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

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.
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