Finance Development Analyst

£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
20 Nov 2012
20 Dec 2012
B&Q Corporate
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Role Purpose

To identify, investigate, plan and deliver tactical solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance pillar. The focus of the role will be on delivering 'one version of the truth' and better planning and forecasting.

Role Objectives

  • Deliver step-change improvements in Finance controls, processes and outputs.
  • Alignment of B&Q corporate P&L to the Kingfisher P&L (common business language).
  • A review of our internal business reporting to remove duplication, contradiction and waste.
  • The creation of a standard 'data dictionary' of KPIs and other terms used in reporting.
  • Introduction of a governance framework for internal reporting to drive consistency.
  • Set up a PIR and quarterly review, refining the process as required.
  • End to end mapping of 'as is' budgeting to highlight conflicts with new business processes.
  • Work with Corporate Finance and other Finance teams to identify opportunities to improve.
  • Recommend a new planning process, working with the Head of Corporate Finance to demonstrate the benefits to all stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinate the transition to the new planning process.
  • Set up a PIR and quarterly review, refining the process as required.

Essential skills

  • The ability to develop a sound understanding of the business beyond finance.
  • Excellent IT skills, with a good working knowledge of MS Excel, SAP Finance and COGNOS.
  • Qualified accountant with broad Finance experience.

Knowledge and experience

  • Communicating; balances talking and listening in meetings, communicates simply and clearly, confidently challenges, negotiates and influences other decision makers, shares ideas and information with others
  • Driving change; identifies and actions on changes which could be made to improve results, actively supports others in dealing with change and reacts positively and quickly to changes
  • Customer focused; understands the needs of internal and external customers, responds promptly and ensures the customer is at the forefront of their thinking
  • Working with others; builds effective relationships with peers outside own team, understands the impact of their own behaviour on others and modifies accordingly, not afraid to tackle conflict or confront others when problems occur
  • Problem solving and decision making; actively seeks and is open minded to ideas, makes decision based on factual information and evidence, resolves issues promptly but also allows others to provide solutions.