Finance Manager - FP&A Why Finance at M&S? We are on an exciting journey at M&S. As an international multi-channel retailer, we inspire customers around the world with our mix of innovative food and fashion ranges! Group FP&A is a high-profile team working closely with the CFO, Director of Group Finance and Heads of Finance around the business, as well as having close interactions with Group Reporting, Investor Relations, Treasury and Tax. What You’ll Do Every Day Ownership of key planning cycles, specifically forecasts and annual Budget process, including:- Monthly review and analysis of Group performance on trade and cashflow. Weekly tracking and re-forecasting of Group cash flow, interacting with multiple areas of the business to interrogate the numbers, upskill the teams and drive better cash flow management Ability to convey financial information to non-finance stakeholders, in a concise manner, with impact. Building strong relationships with the Clothing & Home, Food, International and Ireland FP&A teams Support in drafting commentary on monthly actuals, for the CFO report. Ownership of half yearly going concern and viability scenario modelling. Key support to Senior Finance Manager and Head of Finance for Group FP&A Support in consolidation of the 3YP and preparation of key outputs, including updates to the CFO and Board packs Ad hoc strategic project work You Should Apply If Qualified accountant, with prior experience of working with complex financial models Understanding of and experience modelling working capital cashflow impacts Excellent attention to detail and inquisitive nature to get under the skin of the issue Confidence to challenge the business and ability to pull together the simple story from seemingly complex information Collaborative approach, with natural style that builds a strong network and helps to upskill finance colleagues across C&H, Food and International. Strong team player but also happy to work independently on own initiative Willingness to challenge the status quo, and a drive for continuous improvement: implementing or overseeing changes to processes which improve the team’s efficiency and outputs Ability to work at pace and respond quickly to changing demands and priorities Working for Us Means Hybrid Working Industry leading pension of up to 12% M&S contribution Bonus up to 40% 20% discount on M&S products Up to 2 weeks working abroad A range of wellbeing support (including free counselling and a virtual GP for you and immediate family) 25% off gym memberships, access to online fitness classes and discounts for complementary health services, such as nutrition and lifestyle coaching Everyone’s welcome M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working. If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.
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