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Finance Manager - IT

Watford, Hertfordshire

Excellent + bonus + benefits

  1. Permanent

5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

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We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager (IT) to join our wider Finance team in our Head Office in Watford.


This role will be working closely with the IT team to monitor, control and challenge IT spend and business partner the IT Leadership team team, including supporting with IT investment business cases



This role would ideally suit someone who is new qualified, or a finalist, and is looking for the next step up in their career.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Business partnering the IT Leadership team to ensure a full understanding of costs, performance against budget and future strategic plans

  • Ensure processes and controls in place to support the timely approval and classification of invoices by the IT leadership team

  • Conducting monthly reviews with individual members of the IT leadership team to understand the periodic cost performance, review expected performance for the remainder of the year and understand the pipeline of any future projects or capex spend.  Flag any potential risks or opportunities on a timely basis.

  • Owning the month end process including ensuring the IT cost performance is reflected correctly in the accounts, relevant accruals posted, completed projects capitalised and balance sheets reconciled

  • Ownership of budgeting & forecasting process with IT team across all relevant costs and capex
  • Support and challenge IT investment business cases both in terms of costs and attributed benefits (the implementation can be both short and long-term in nature) and support the production of an investment appraisal presented to the Board for approval

What are we looking for:

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)

  • Retail / FMCG experience Business partnering

  • Ability to challenge , engage and influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Building and maintaining relationships with others to include key stakeholders and non-Finance team members

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience of working to tight timescales and consistently meeting deadlines

  • Proven record of implementing and maintaining robust financial controls

  • High attention to detail and data accuracy

  • Excel skills


What can we offer you:

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make.  Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home


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