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Senior Finance Analyst

Department:  Finance
City:  London
Location:  GB
INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

 

FTC - 12 MONTHS

 

As a member of the Group FP&A team, this role is responsible for producing the reporting of the Group’s financial results. You will be supporting the Senior Finance Manager, producing both internal management and Board reporting and external financial reporting, including the weekly trading updates, monthly Board reports, quarterly trading statements, the interim and preliminary announcements.

The role requires a commercial understanding as well as the ability to deliver logical and well thought out analysis. You will continuously seek to improve processes, controls and the quality of deliverables. With a number of stakeholders and competing priorities, it will be necessary to prioritise effectively and communicate clearly.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Run the weekly sales reports process and distribute to Senior Management
  • Co-ordinate the sales reporting for the quarterly trading statements, ensuring that all reporting is accurate, timely and fully supported
  • Super-user for weekly sales tool (WSAAP) and custodian of data held in the system (footage, like-for-like status, hierarchies etc)
  • Work closely with IT to design, test and implement system changes as required
  • Utilising all systems available, including Excel to produce high quality reporting and analysis
  • Assist with the production of the month end reporting pack (full P&L) and key month end reports
  • Assist with drafting of various sections of the monthly Board book
  • Continuously improve the processes, controls and quality of deliverables, challenge current ways of working to make these more efficient and effective
  • Respond to a significant amount of ad hoc queries, and analysis as required, prioritising work effectively to ensure that these queries are responded to on a timely basis
  • Review, and work with the regions, on capital investment proposals to ensure appropriate financial and commercial rigour has been applied in advance of the proposals being presented to the Burberry Senior Leadership Team for review and approval
PERSONAL PROFILE

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified accountant ACA/CIMA or equivalent with at least 2 years PQE (as a guide)  
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of building and working with complex models and large data sets
  • Focusses on continuous process improvement, and driving efficiencies
  • Demonstrates a commercial mind-set, and understanding of business
  • Ability to build strong relationships, both with the wider Finance team globally and throughout the business

 

Experience

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis or similar role or exposure within a large, listed, multinational company
  • Working within a multicurrency environment; understanding the impact of movements in exchange rates on reported results
  • Proven track record of delivering process improvements
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Experience of BPC, an advantage
     


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