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Finance Analyst - Reporting and Decision Support

Employer
Burberry
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Manager

Job Details

INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

The role reports to a Finance Manager within the Reporting and Decision Support (RDS) team part of Burberry Business Services Centre of Excellence team. This high profile team delivers improved management reporting and insights to Finance and Business leaders throughout the organisation in an efficient and effective way. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to join the RDS team to become the provider of standardised reporting and insight for the wider Burberry Finance Community.

This is a Leeds based role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce and maintain standard desktop procedures to support BAU activity.
  • Utilise SAP BPC and Think Cell tools for the production of reports (in addition to Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Produce live reports to global finance teams on a regular basis in line with phased launches.
  • Own, maintain, and control a standard suite of management reports, referencing non-financial metrics as appropriate
  • Produce standard management reports, including draft first line commentary and initial explanation of variances, and distribute in a timely manner (Regions, Functions, Group & Other)
  • Ensure accuracy in the numbers by performing validation checks prior to sharing reports
  • Attend monthly calls on performance, take meeting minutes and share actions post meeting
  • Prepare materials (data, reports and slide packs) for the Executive Boards and Committees, owning the data packs that support these
  • Interact with data owners and other BBS teams (Finance and non-Finance) to enable management reporting and analysis activities
  • Provide standard information and simple ad-hoc analysis and insights
  • Develop a deep understanding of Finance source data and data hierarchies
  • Consult with Finance Business Partners on reporting and data needs
  • Drive initiatives to rationalise, standardise, and automate management reports
  • Make sound recommendations via appropriate feedback mechanisms (e.g. Governance group) for report design and reporting processes to ensure reports remain efficient, standardised and insightful for global users.
  • Maintain process documentation / Standard desk top procedures for live reports and ensure reporting library, user access and stakeholder lists are kept up to date.
  • Timely and accurate delivery of management reports to Finance teams globally


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Qualified or Part-Qualified in relevant finance qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) is desirable
  • Ability to clearly communicate feedback and recommendations that will benefit the continued improvement of management reporting
  • Risk mitigation by way of clear and timely communication to management.
  • Effective stakeholder management developing strong and trusted relationships across the business
  • Continually seeks to improve, formalise, or make processes more efficient
  • Highly analytical with an impeccable attention to detail with and ability to troubleshoot and identify data issues


MEASURES OF SUCCESS

FOOTER

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 || Leeds || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || FINANCE SHARED SERVICES || n/a ||

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