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  • Finance Systems Manager - 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Package + Bonus Potential
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 14-Jan-2020
  • Job reference: 25062

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.

The Role: Finance Systems Manager - 9 month contract 
We are currently recruiting for this newly created role to lead and influence both business reporting and the transition from a Business Objects database environment to a ‘Data-Lake’ environment.

Key Accountabilities: Finance Systems Manager

  • Deliver daily, weekly and monthly reporting to the business
  • Lead and influence the transition of the business from a Business Objects database landscape to a ‘Data-lake’ environment.  Work closely with the IT team and the finance team to ensure a smooth transition from current reporting process (including parallel-running) to a new data-lake led reporting process
  • Ensure data integrity and ‘one-version of the truth’ for KPIs used across the business, by working closely with IT and finance teams to understand the underlying data and its sources
  • Support the ‘governance’ structure of the data included in the data-lake, in terms of integrity, relevance and access.   Active role sitting on the governance committee.
  • Lead and support testing of the new reporting environment and co-ordinate support across finance and other areas of the business.
  • Finance Business Partner to the Business Intelligence IT team
  • Champion the use and understanding of the new ‘data-lake’ reporting across the finance team and develop opportunities to improve reporting by fully-utilising the capabilities of the new ‘data-lake’ environment.
  • Leadership and development of business analyst.

Skills & Experience: Finance Systems Manager
  • Degree level educated in a science or maths-based subject
  • Strong numerical and systems background
  • Strong reporting and systems experience
  • Highly numerate and able to reconcile numbers to multiple systems
  • Well developed analytical capability with ability to understand/leverage both detail and big picture
  • Ability to strongly influence and challenge in a constructive / engaging manner 
  • Team leadership and development
  • Strong experience of data hierarchies and data management
  • Good knowledge of systems and reporting automation, particularly ‘Data-Lake’ environments and Business Objects / Intelligence environments

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 aspirations
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