Finance Analyst, Centre of Planning, Reporting & Analysis

Job Type Finance
Region London
South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 31/3/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £45,500 - £63,000 (The pay range for this role will increase to £46,600 - £63,000 from 1 April)
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
08:30 - 17:00 / 09:00 - 17:30

This role can be based in either Bracknell or Victoria, London, with regular travel to the alternate location. Flexible working is welcomed and encouraged. All roles can be flexible - it is not the where, when or how you fulfil your role that is important to us, it is the contribution you make to our business as a Partner.

Please note that interviews are planned to take place in Bracknell on Wednesday 10th April for this role. If you are invited to attend an interview and are not able to attend on this date, alternate arrangements can be discussed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Here at the John Lewis Partnership, we've transformed our Finance Directorate to create a function that is truly world-class. This journey started 18 months ago by bringing together our previous divisional teams to create a single, unified Finance function to support both our brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. This step in our evolution was designed to ensure we're creating great roles and careers for our Partners, whilst at the same time providing the business with the insight, challenge and control in order to deliver the Partnership's Strategy. Our new design allows us to be more agile and flexible, so we can continue to respond as our industry, and our world, changes.

We are now recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join our Centre of Planning, Reporting and Analysis (CoPRA) team. The CoPRA team are fully focused on the production of financial analysis, reporting and planning for the entire Partnership that leverages the expertise, knowledge and skills of Partners in the team.

Joining a team within CoPRA as a Finance Analyst, you will be supporting the provision of financial analysis services to the Partnership. The team are a central financial hub for the Partnership, and consist of a pool of Partners who work flexibly to gain broad commercial experience as well as financial expertise in specific activities (e.g. planning) and functions (e.g. Supply Chain). Due to the dual-site nature of the role, it is essential that our Partners can work independently, as well as working as part of the wider team. The CoPRA structure enables Partners to gain exposure across different areas both within the team and across Finance, by completing rotations in the different areas and supporting strong career progression opportunities within the Partnership.

Job Requirements

As a Finance Analyst, your key responsibilities will include:

- Service Delivery - Responsible for production of divisional planning outputs, including complex planning work
- Continuous Improvement - Accountable for leading in a culture seeking to make incremental improvements to propositions, processes, controls and/or policies
- Partnership Mindset - Accountable for spotting and driving connections between the function and other areas of the organisation by working in consistent ways and creating a collaborative culture with an aligned purpose and outcomes.
- Relationship Management - Accountable for influencing and managing relationships with stakeholders (teams, functional, Partnership, external) to enable the successful delivery of activities and projects
- Business Partnering - Accountable for bringing advice, insight, support and challenge to the table in order to actively contribute to the shaping of divisional/client strategy.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- CIMA (or equivalent qualification) - qualified with some post qualification experience or qualified through demonstrable experience
- Experience in Financial Modelling
- Experience in Planning, Reporting & Analysis activities
- Good level of analytical skill

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Retail or FMCG experience

Please consider the following when making your application:

- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- Please print/save the job description now as it won't be available to view after the vacancy has closed
- Please ensure you attach a current CV to your application

So, what can we offer you, should you join the team...

- You will be eligible for the Partnership Bonus; a percentage of your annual salary every year - and the first £3,600 is tax-free
- After 3 months service you'll receive your Discount Card, entitling you to 25% off the majority of goods in John Lewis & Partners and 15% off the majority of goods in Waitrose & Partners (exclusions apply)
- Partners have access to a £250 learning and training subsidy every year, this includes any qualifications you wish to take
- 25 days holiday on joining and the option to purchase 5 more days each year
- Access to PartnerChoice, our online hub of exclusive offers, including discounts at local restaurants, reduced rates on holidays and free days out
- Access to our exclusive Partnership Hotels

All this, and so much more is available when you join the Partnership - follow this link to find out more
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