Senior Finance Analyst, Internal Control

Job Type Finance
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 26/5/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £46,600 - £63,000
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week

This team are based Bracknell however you will be able to work flexibly between London, Bracknell and Home.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a Senior Finance Analyst, Internal Control you will be working within a specialist Financial Controls team which sits within the central finance function for the John Lewis Partnership. The team is responsible for maintaining an effective financial control environment within the finance function and across the trading brands.

Job Requirements

As the second line of defence the purpose of the role is to provide the Partnership with financial controls knowledge and expertise and to assist in developing, maintaining and evolving a robust financial control environment.

Through the delivery of your work you will provide independent assurance to Senior Finance Partners, Finance Directors and the Audit and Risk Committee on the effectiveness of the Partnership's internal financial control environment.

You will be responsible for:

- Understanding finance processes to create and maintain effective controls that address key financial risks.
- The tracking and reporting of the first line of defence testing, and the performance and reporting of second line testing.
- Using your controls expertise to support control owners to remediate ineffective controls and continuously evolve the control environment.
- Driving a culture of financial control across the Partnership.
- Delivering insightful reporting on the results of first and second line testing.
- Supporting a programme of continuous education and knowledge sharing across the Partnership on the importance of effective financial control.
- Keeping up to date with the latest developments and leading practice in financial control and applying this to the Partnership's financial control framework.

In return for your hard work, you will benefit from our market-beating range of Partner benefits, including:
- An annual Partner bonus
- Partnership discount card (John Lewis and Waitrose)
- Access to our 5 privately-owned hotels
- Up to £250 towards a non-working related learning activity of your choice
- Up to £60 per year towards the cost of concert or theatre tickets
- A wide range of corporate discounts
- Free access to many UK Heritage sites

...and so much more! Please visit for full details.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA) - or equivalent
- External and/or Internal Audit Experience of internal controls and Internal Control Frameworks
- Business processes experience in a large company, in one or more financial process areas: A2R, GFR, GNFR, S2C, T2P etc
- Experience analysing data and presenting (verbal & written) issues in a succinct manner to stakeholders and peers using Google or Microsoft tools such as Powerpoint, Word & Excel

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Experience of managing Internal Control Frameworks: their maintenance, change and continuous improvement processes
- Experience with process mapping tools (ARIS, VISIO) Experience of IT General Controls

Please note, this role requires reference and qualification checks.

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