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Finance Manager - Data & Digital (FP&A)

Location(s) London
Job ID 21527 Closing Date 24/05/2022 23:55 Contract Full time Hours 40 Contract Type Regular Salary and Benefits Competitive Package

M&S is British value-for-money retailer passionate about own label businesses, including Food, Clothing & Home and Bank & Services. Today, we operate a family of businesses, selling high-quality, great-value own-brand products in the UK and internationally, from 1,509 stores and over 100 websites globally. Together our 70,000 colleagues across our stores, support centres, warehouses and supply chain serve nearly 30 million customers each year.

We are on our biggest ever transformation programme! With the objective to restore the M&S business and brand, to deliver long-term, sustainable, profitable growth for our investors, colleagues, and wider communities. Data & Digital (D&D) is in a period of high growth, covering Sparks & Personalisation, Data & Data Science, Omnichannel and Innovation, partnering across all areas of the business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ownership of Data & Digital financial processes, specifically the running of month end, forecasts, and annual Budget process, coordinating the team to tell the story
  • Drive regular review of future forecast, ensuring accuracy of outlook reported to BU and Group FP&A teams
  • Coordinate financial reviews across all areas of D&D, covering benefits and costs, ensuring they align with key finance deadlines such as budgets, forecasts and Quarterly Business Reviews
  • Aligning benefits calculations across the team to ensure profitability is understood and consistent
  • Ownership of staffing reporting, ensuring that reporting matches SAP and MyHR, supporting the finance managers with any staffing forecasts
  • Review key financial controls including the fixed asset register and assets under construction, ensuring consistency across the team and proactive action
  • Work closely with Business Service Centre to ensure all controls are in place and proactively improve processes across all the areas of D&D
  • A key support to the D&D Finance team, supporting the Senior Finance Manager and other Finance Managers in the team across pinch points

Key skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail and an inquisitive nature to get under the skin of the issue
  • Confidence to challenge and ability to pull together the simple story from seemingly sophisticated information
  • Collaborative approach, with natural style that builds a strong network
  • A drive for continuous improvement: implementing or coordinating changes to processes which improve the team’s efficiency and outputs
  • Ability to work at pace and respond quickly to changing demands and priorities

What you’ll get from the role

  • Oversight and understanding of key financial information, including P&L, cashflow, and balance sheet
  • Understanding of Foods and Clothing& Home P&L from sales through to contribution margin

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible working approach, with a balance of being in the office and working from home
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) + 1 celebration day
  • 20% discount on M&S products
  • A range of wellbeing support
  • 25% off gym memberships, access to online fitness classes and discounts for complementary health services, such as nutrition and lifestyle coaching

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email so we can make alternative arrangements for you.


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