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  • Senior Finance Manager - Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 10-May-2019
  • Job reference: 21745

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


The Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis (FR&A) develops and implements strategic and financial plans to meet the business’s short, medium and long-term goals and objectives. The Manager, FR&A interprets and reports on key financial and operating metrics to measure success towards meeting the business’s goals and to identify potential issues or risks. The Manager will also be solely responsible for all consolidated reporting both internally and externally for the whole of Wickes.


What you’ll be doing


  • To lead, design and maintain the strategic planning model and create scenario planning functionalities. Be the key contact for all other areas of finance (such as Financial Planning, Investor Relations and etc
  • Managing the monthly operational accounting to trial balance, including month end procedures of the accounts in preparation for the Financial Controller to review
  • To ensure that the financial results of the business are reported accurately and on time both monthly and at half year and full year
  • Complete and manage all investor relation queries and information requests
  • To own completion of the monthly Board Packs - including enhancing and developing the Board Packs for content and efficiencies
  • Prepare and issue competitor and market analysis for the business and specifically the Board 
  • Assist in improvements in financial reporting, systems and processes

What we are looking for  


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/CPA) with a minimum of 3 years experience from a similar background

  • Financial Accounting and reporting experience with solid experience of reporting

  • Full areas of accounting including IFRS/UK GAAP

  • Sound understanding of budgeting, cashflows and revenue impacts for integrated modelling (impacts on P&L, Balance Sheet and cashflows)

  • Proficient Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets skills

  • Competent Microsoft Word user

  • Analytical ability

  • Stakeholder management

  • Competent modelling skills and experience


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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