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  • Finance Business Partner - Distribution

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 24-Feb-2020
  • Job reference: 26124

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Job Description

Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a project in every home.

We are recruiting for a Finance Business Partner position to join our team in Northampton on a permanent basis.

Role purpose:

To provide full financial business partnering support for the Retail Distribution team within the Supply Chain, with particular responsibility for the Home Delivery Centre (HDC).

Key responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Understand stock adjustments and warehouse stock processes

What are we looking for?

  • 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 can we offer you?

Wickes’ culture is a best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. It’s an exciting time in Wickes’ history as 2020 will be the year that Wickes demerges from the Travis Perkins group and becomes a FTSE 200 company in its own right.

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