Finance Manager ??? Financial Services

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP40000/annum
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
N Brown group is a leading FTSE 250 digital home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience.

Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we generated revenues of over GBP887 million in 2016/2017, with (adjusted) pre-tax profits of GBP80.6 million.

Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

Our financial services division is a key part of the Group, generating annual revenues in excess of GBP265m in 2016/17 driven by a gross receivables balance of GBP600m and as we continue to invest in our goal of becoming a leading digital retailer theres a greater need than ever to ensure that we continue to drive customer loyalty by making responsible lending decisions in line with our regulatory responsibilities.

The Role:

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager, this role is a key business partner to the Financial Services Leadership Team with responsibility for all aspects of financial management including KPI and financial performance reporting, improving operational performance, and the financial control environment. The Finance Manager will play a key role in advising and supporting the Financial Services leadership team as we continue to grow our already successful financial services business.

This is a great opportunity for qualified Accountant / Finance Analyst, seeking a new career challenge in a very fast paced, commercial environment. Alongside supporting the production of monthly management accounts the right person for this role will enjoy interpreting and managing commercial and financial data and be comfortable providing insight and solutions that can directly influence senior commercial decisions within our business.

What youll be responsible for:

- Responsible for the full month end process including: the completion and creation of management accounts; validation and calculations of accruals and prepayments; posting of journals; balance sheet reconciliations and presentation of management accounts
- Financial reporting and forecasting, providing quality financial analysis and insightful commentaries and recommendations to the business
- Preparation of detailed budgets and forecasts for the division
- Supporting the subject matter expert for the IAS39 impairment model, liaising with the credit risk team to understand the key drivers behind the model and how operational performance influences our impairment charge
- Ensuring all stakeholders understand their responsibilities for the overall financial goals of their Division and the business, embedding commercial mind-set and governance
- Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support Finance Team, decision-making and monitoring of financial performance
- Supporting the Commercial Finance Manager by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Division and developing and standardising financial processes to improve overall efficiency
- Focus on KPI delivery and reporting with a strong emphasis on customer service

What you will need to succeed:

- Formal finance qualification: CIMA/ACA/ACCA
- Technically astute and an appreciation of applicable financial reporting standards is critical
- Experience of working in the Financial Services sector is preferable
- Strong technology skills. Knowledge of SQL would be an advantage.
- Being close to the detail, data driven and analytical whilst also being able to articulate results clearly to non-finance individuals
- Strong operational delivery track record, motivated to implement/deliver on time to quality standards and build new efficient processes
- Demonstrated ability to quickly appraise complex situations, identify key issues and make tough, timely decisions
- Highly energetic and driven to succeed
- Excellent interpersonal relationships and ability to manage complex stakeholder relationship.
- Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the organisation and experienced in communicating commercial language with a variety of media
- Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand a broad range of commercial issues
- A strong team player

This is a great opportunity for a part/qualified commercial analyst, seeking a significant new career challenge. The ideal candidates should be engaged, adaptable and genuinely interested in the fundamentals of the N Brown business. Candidates should also enjoy interpreting and managing commercial and financial data and be comfortable providing insight and solutions that can directly influence senior commercial decisions within our business.

In return, youll receive great training, varied and interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package

Employees in our business may have access to our customers personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams