Senior Finance Analyst

Recruiter
Burberry
Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
08 Jun 2021
Closes
22 Jul 2021
Ref
146510-en_GB
Function
Finance
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

The Senior Financial Analyst, will provide support to the Senior Finance Manager and is responsible for the delivery of global financial analysis, providing insights to drive accountability in budget management, unlocking operational efficiencies and ensuring financial plans reflect group and functional strategies. This individual must have keen interest in both Marketing & Visual Merchandising functions, building strong relationships with the functions to support, challenge and influence decision makers. Regular interaction with regional teams is necessary to ensure cost, forecast and budget aligns with corporate requirements and consistent understanding and execution of the strategy. This role will also be required to support or, on occasion, lead on transformation projects and adhoc initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Performance Management and Decision Support

Develop and establish processes for a smooth delivery of the global month-end close; lead in partnering with regions to ensure that all marketing and visual merchandising accounts are accurately completed. Prepare and review management reports to ensure accuracy and presentation in line with business requirements (actuals, forecast, budget). Provide insightful commentary for stakeholder. Lead on improving the processing and integrity of financial data, re-designing processes to further streamline reporting and ways of working. Continuous critical review of ways of workings and processes to identify opportunities for improvements in process efficiencies and controls as the business grows, whilst ensuring resources are effectively allocated. Perform financial modelling and deliver analysis and insight to optimise strategic investments

Planning Budgeting & Forecasting

Support business with strong budget control. Drive, coordinate, review and evaluate the development of global plans, budgets & forecasts (including tracking of R&O) ensuring the most profitable allocation of resources through financial insights & constructive challenge. Support the formulation and delivery of long-range plans. Supports the continuous improvement of planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

Business Partnering

Build a strong partnership with the business providing analysis, challenge and insight on commercial finance matters and strategies. Pro-actively address areas that may not have been previously considered. Maintain regular update meetings with key stakeholders to ensure existing costs and new developments are in line with budget, flagging budget risks to Senior Manager as appropriate. Be a key support for the teams to drive effectiveness of investments across channels, markets and campaigns. Act as the interface with key finance stakeholders.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Excellent Excel Skills
  • SAP, BPC Reporting - preferable
  • Strong modelling and analytical background with an attention to detail
  • SAP, BW reporting
  • Strong inter-personal, communication and influencing skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Management Accounting/Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Some business partnering experience preferable.
  • Proven ability to drive improvements.

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