Job details

Management Accountant - Retail

Job reference: 004082

Closing date: 25/06/2021

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 DOE

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.17

Within our award-winning Finance department, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and put the customer at the heart of everything we do. But, most importantly within N Brown, we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge? 

Reporting into the Retail/Trade Commercial Finance Manager, you will be responsible to produce Key reports on group product revenue through to product margin within the group, whilst providing commercial support and advice on key business drivers. You will be heavily involved in weekly margin report production and reviews and providing weekly commentary to the board. You will be required to enhance the current MI suite and support the ad hoc requirements of the division. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Management Accountant who has previous experience working within a commercial capacity and is comfortable dealing with senior people. Management and variance reporting experience are essential as are strong Excel skills. Ideally you will be qualified with minimum 2 years’ experience working in the similar capacity.

Responsible for divisional management accounting for the Product and Trading and maintaining high standards including the timely and accurate production of management accounts in conjunction with the financial control team with Key focus on Inventory , Costs of Goods and Sales reconciliation for the group.

Role responsibilities

  1. To work closely with the Commercial Finance Manager and Finance Team to develop the Financial control agenda to ensure that the business is focussing on delivering the highest commercial value and ensuring optimal performance on financial/performance targets/KPI’s with Director. Providing transparency,  evidenced by clear linkage of divisional results to Statutory results whilst Ensuring compliance with statutory and group financial obligations
  2. Accountable for providing divisional specific activity:
    1. Month end close - actuals, forecast, review with directors /
    2. Month end reporting - summarise financial position / issues / action identification and tracking
    3. Contribute to Trading Performance  - provide commercial narrative / insight - summarise and track material issues and actions
    4. Compliance with statutory and group financial obligations
    5. Buying Office Performance
    6. Partnership Profitability
    7. Inventory Reporting
    8. Group Sales Reconciliation and Cost of Goods
  3. Supports Commercial Finance Manager by championing change management; driving improvements to financial accountability across the Division and Organisation and improving financial processes to improve overall efficiency; identifying and contributing to business improvement opportunities, Margin Improvement, Operational Costs Improvement, Continuous Overhead Reduction.
  4. Enhance commercial understanding by ensuring that all stakeholders understand their responsibilities for the overall financial goals of their Division and the business. Provide Directors and their Leadership Teams with independent, objective and practical advice, guidance and coaching in relation to embedding a commercial mind-set and governance
  5. Ad hoc analysis and provision of financial advice as required to support decision-making and monitoring of financial performance

What skills will you bring to the role?

  • Formal finance qualification: CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • Proven track record of building, Strong financial control processes and reporting around Cost of Goods management.
  • Substantial experience at a management level in a Retail Management Accountant environment,
  • Strong technology skills, including computerised financial systems and Microsoft Office
  • Strong operational delivery track record, motivated to implement/deliver on time to quality standards and build new efficient processes
  • Demonstrated experience in managing change successfully within the finance function
  • Highly energetic and driven to succeed
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and ability to manage complex stakeholder relationship.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the organisation and experienced in communicating commercial language  in 1:1 and 1:many situations with a variety of media
  • Naturally inquisitive with a desire to understand a broad range of commercial issues
  • Team player