The John Lewis Partnership’s Commercial Finance team has set itself a vision and that is to 'deliver the best possible basis for decision making to our stakeholders'. The role the team performs is to drive business performance by playing an active role in advising, influencing and maximising value from the investments we make, and finding opportunities to manage and reduce our every-day costs.
They do that by applying strong commercial expertise, external market awareness and judgement in order to perform the complex analysis which in turn aids the building of dynamic and slick financial models based on a sometimes ambiguous brief or data set. Our Senior Finance Analysts find themselves actively working with a Commercial Finance Lead or Manager to develop the approach for each outcome. They are empowered to make recommendations to business leaders in order to influence key business decisions based on financial analysis against specific business issues and outcomes.
As you can imagine, there is plenty to get involved in and the Commercial Finance team find themselves at the heart of all the big projects that shape and deliver the Partnership Strategy. This particular role is specifically supporting our Financial Services area of the business and its exciting ambitions to expand and grow - building a stock of new customers, launching new products, and developing in-house capability. It’s an exciting time to join and support our newly launched Financial Services strategy.
- This role can be based in either Bracknell or Victoria.
- The pay range for this role from April 2022 will be £46,600 - £69,300
Producing and delivering insight for your area of responsibility to time and quality standards. Using strong commercial acumen and as a subject matter expert across multiple functional specialisms, your insight should articulate drivers of current performance and the subsequent implications for future performance, as well as strong commercial analysis that proactively identifies opportunities to improve financial performance.
Performing commercial analysis and complex financial modelling in order to inform the likely financial implications of different options or scenarios relating to often complex business issues or decisions.
You’ll be working directly with senior business stakeholders and finance colleagues to understand business issues, identify the relevant data inputs and build complex financial models that provide the relevant outputs as per the business ‘exam question’. You’ll apply strong commercial expertise, external market awareness and judgement in order to perform the complex analysis required and you’ll be an expert in building dynamic and slick financial models based on a sometimes ambiguous brief or data set.
Supporting the central planning team with the development and maintenance of financial plans for your area of responsibility through sharing of business knowledge, performance insight and future risks/opportunities identified.
Our Commercial Finance Analysts have the opportunity to make a huge and meaningful contribution to the success of our business. They are deployed on the highest priority projects upon which they can make the most significant contributions - by providing insight to stakeholders which influences big decisions. The nature of our business means they see tangible results from the analysis and recommendations that they provide. They are actively supported to develop new skills and knowledge and apply their expertise across a wide variety of business areas, on high profile projects, in an exciting and fast-paced industry within one of the country's most respected and well-loved brands. You can listen to what some of our Senior Finance Analysts have to say here! What's not to love?
An accounting qualification or equivalent experience
Experience of working in a Financial Services sector, similar to those offered by JLP
A curiosity mindset
The ability to communicate with finance and non-finance senior stakeholders
As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early .
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/ We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.
Attachment: Senior Finance Analyst - Commercial Finance (1).pdf
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