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Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
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07/05/2024

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Senior Finance Manager - Design & Installation (Kitchen & Bathrooms)

We are recruiting for a Senior Finance Manager to join our Support Centre in Watford to provide financial control, support and analysis to the end to end Design & Installation (DIFM) customer  project journey.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce management accounts for DIFM, effectively articulating the key drivers for sales and margin variances against both budget and last year. Analyse the impact of product and channel mix, and highlight significant trends in order book and provision movements.

  • Oversee DIFM balance sheet accounts, implementing robust controls and developing a thorough understanding of risks and opportunities across all interdependent balance sheet accounts. Collaborate with other Finance teams to maintain a cohesive and comprehensive perspective on balance sheet-related risks and opportunities.

  • Serve as the lead for DIFM Finance in business projects, ensuring that any impacts to the process are fully understood and proactively leveraging support to define and implement more efficient and robust processes and ways of working.

  • Manage and develop one analyst, providing coaching, guidance, and support to foster their professional growth and ensure their success within the organisation.

  • Liaise with both internal and external audit teams, addressing audit queries and reporting on process and controls improvement plans for the audit committee.

  • Present key DIFM financial metrics to senior management at the 'Delivering it Right' operational review meetings, providing insightful analysis and interpretation of financial data to facilitate informed decision-making.

  • Contribute to the budgeting and forecasting process for DIFM, actively participating in the development and refinement of financial projections and plans, while collaborating with relevant stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and accurate outcome.


What are we looking for:

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)

  • Retail / FMCG experience Business partnering

  • Broad finance experience 

  • Solid technical accounting experience

  • Proficiency in MS Office with good Excel/Google Sheets skills

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Financially literate

  • Problem solving skills

  • Team player/happy to help/can do attitude

  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise work.

  • Hard working and proactive

  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive


What can we offer you?

You’ll be supported with fantastic learning and development and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us. 


We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes 

  • Competitive bonus

  • Save-as-you-earn scheme

  • Private Medical Healthcare

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Colleague discount 

  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme


Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

By giving you the support you need to do well at work, and the flexibility to make life work for you. We are giving you a career that doesn’t put your life on hold. Where you can be yourself, do your best work, and make a positive difference every day.

We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. 


About Us: 

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  

But it is the Wickes culture that we are really proud of it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. 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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