Finance Manager

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Fixed Term Contract
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Competitive Basic Salary & Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
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Finance Manager - FP&A - 9 month maternity cover.
Do you love all things finance and modelling?
Are you a qualified accountant?
Do you love all things luxury retail?
If YES, we may have the role for you… 
Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, is searching for a Finance Manager - FP&A in our Head Office in London – Knightsbridge. Our culture is based on inclusivity; we embrace diversity. Whoever you are, Harvey Nichols has a place for you.  

How we reward your hard work… 

At Harvey Nichols, we champion career development and are passionate about our people. We will do all we can to support your journey and career path with us. Alongside this you will have access to a world of amazing benefits such as. 

  • Up to 40% off fashion  
  • Up to 40% off hospitality, foodmarket and hampers 
  • 30% off beauty and perfumery, wine and spirits 
  • Clothing allowance 

You will also have access to charity days, a season ticket/bike loan; learning and development opportunities; to our Employee Assistance Program - Retail Trust and recognition schemes and the opportunity to join one of our employee groups – Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability. These are just some of the reasons people join and stay! 

About the role…

As Finance Manager - FP&A  you will oversee all Fixed Assets, Sales & Margin and FP&A functions, including the annual budget & forecasting process. To provide senior support to the management accounting function, month-end and year-end audit. To maintain and develop financial and reporting processes and undertake projects as directed by the financial controller.   The roles and responsibilities in this Finance Manager - FP&A  include:-

  • Overall responsibility for the full annual budgeting and forecasting process for sales, margin and costs, working across the business to understand and challenge submissions.
  • Preparing and reviewing monthly rolling forecasts, working with the business to identify risks and opportunities to the budget
  • Work closely with cost controllers and General Managers to understand performance
  • Work closely with Merchandising team to understand the performance of sales, margins and stock
  • Maintain the budgeting & reporting system BOARD – including testing, implement upgrades and set-up each forecasting cycle with support from IT
  • Prepare weekly sales & margin and promotion reporting, providing insightful commentary and analysis
  • Review of Sale forecasts and stock position from merchandisers
  • Oversee the capital expenditure review process, ensuring capex submission are in budget and business appraisals prepared for larger projects
  • Support the financial accounting manager and financial controller with year-end including providing information to external auditors and review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Maintain and improve financial controls within the finance department
  • Plan and organise any other ad hoc projects as required by the CFO and Financial Controller and to ensure that objectives and deadlines are met
  • Undertake analytical work and business appraisals as requested by the Financial Controller
  • Supervise a team of 2 finance analysts and take responsibility for their on-going professional development

Is this you? 

We are looking for individuals who embrace diversity, love a challenge, are passionate about luxury retail and are looking for something uniquely different.  Are you:

  • Qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Extensive knowledge of understanding company financials and analysing financial data
  • Working with historic and projective data to create complex but usable models
  • Retail experience would be advantageous
  • Proven experience of working in finance department.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills – able to communicate to Directors and Senior Managers confidently.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Good planning and prioritisation skills. Able to work in a methodical manner.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Interest in understanding systems and making improvements.

Where do I sign? 
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! 

If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day (no we don’t have uniforms) and this role catches your eye, hit the “apply” button below to kick-start your journey with us. 

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