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Finance Manager, IT Business Partner

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


As a trusted finance business partner, you will use your finance expertise, connecting seamlessly with your Business and Finance colleagues, to provide commercial finance support, influencing decisions or strategy to deliver bottom-line benefits.

This role should be viewed as a co-pilot to the Business budget holders, pro-actively looking for opportunities specifically but not exclusively to in the Commercial, Digital and D&A/BI IT areas for all type of cost : People and BAU as well as Investment propositions (Capex and Opex) and Depreciation

Drive and control the overall IT Actual / Budget & Forecast / 4YRS Strat Plan exercises including supporting the Sr Manager on executive reports and presentations for ITLT and Group Finance.


  • Develop strong and trusted partnerships with key budget holders within ITLT, with a commercial mind-set, provide analysis, challenge and insight on commercial finance matters and strategies - pro-actively addressing areas that may not have been previously considered
  • Be the key nexus with the Management Reporting team to provide effective monthly management reports for key budget holders and Finance leadership team.
  • Manage the financial budgeting / forecasting as well as 4YRS Strat planning process for the specific towers as well as managing the entire IT submissions / position.
  • Drive service levelling by overseeing the transfer of activities to share service teams (BBS R2R, Asset Management, Management Reporting) to ensure the IT team can free up capacity to focus on more Business Partnering related activities.
  • Undertake Ad Hoc analysis when required on specific activities
  • Ensure correct guidance and definitions on Investment propositions (Capex and Opex) are reviewed with individual Project Managers. Also understand future run cost and benefit realisation.
  • Maintain a balanced connection between your key budget holders and the Finance Leadership Team


  • Qualified accountant ACA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Strong analytical background, with a good attention to detail, strategic thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust among the IT and Finance community
  • Ability to interact, advise and challenge senior leadership levels.
  • Commercial and retail mind-set - ability to interpret business requirements and prioritisation.
  • Business partnering experience with non-finance individuals and teams, strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proven track record of delivering change and driving improvements.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || COMMERCIAL FINANCE || n/a ||


Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.

At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.

Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.


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