Graduate Retail Finance Analyst

Employer
Superdrug
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Not advertised
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Graduate
Sector
FMCG & CPG, Retail & Wholesale
Contract Type
Graduate
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Not qualified
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Passionate about Beauty and Health? Want to be part of an innovative, trend setting retailer? Our vibrant Head Office, based by East Croydon station is a fantastic environment filled with hundreds of brilliant personalities.
We’re a team that puts our customers and our teams at the heart of everything we do. At Superdrug, we aim to be the best in accessible health & beauty, loved by our customers for value, choice, friendly advice, service and fun.

Our success comes from our people – they make the difference. We’re all about personality, we have fun, and we work hard to deliver That Superdrug feeling.

Here's the exciting bit…a day includes

We have a brilliant opportunity to join our Retail Finance team as a Retail Finance Analyst.

The Retail Finance team forms part of a larger Commercial Finance team consisting of Commercial & Marketing, Healthcare Finance, Online & Distribution, Procurement and Property & Investments Finance.

The team is made up of 6 Finance Analysts and Management Accountants providing financial analysis and support to wide range of stakeholders including the Retail Operations Director and Store Operations team. The team own the store running costs from a Finance perspective and act as valued business partners, ensuring that the store profitability analysis provided supports decision making.

 Key Responsibilities

This is a key role that has responsibility for providing financial information and analytical support to the Retail Operations team to enable them to deliver their company targets and business profitability. You will act as the finance buddy for the Retail Operations team helping them with queries, forecasting and budgeting.

This role also has responsibility relating to the Financial Management of the cost centres relating retail store operations and store variable costs.

  • As part of month end processes in relation to the regional & retail store operation and store variable costs, you will own the posting of these costs, ensuring that there are robust controls in place and that all costs are accurately accounted for and Balance Sheet reconciliations are completed with a high degree of insight.
  • Finance Business Partner to Retail Operations teams, which involves answering ad-hoc queries, attending regular meetings and being a point of contact within the finance team.
  • Ownership of all Retail Finance Regular Reporting and Packs.
  • Support the Senior Retail Analyst with the delivery of the Company’s Retail KPI Bonus model.
  • Partner the Reporting Project Analyst with the development and launch of new automated Power BI reports.
  • Support the Senior Finance Analyst with the Quarterly Forecasting and the Annual Budgeting process for Retail Finance Costs.
  • Providing financial analysis and support to investment decisions including business case preparation and presentations to the investment committee for retail related contracts.
  • Substitute for the Senior Finance Analyst in their absence.

What you'll need to succeed

  • recently graduated with an accounting finance degree, with a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent, or part qualified 
  • Experience of working within a Retail environment preferable.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships across the business including working with non-finance customers and third party providers.
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel essential.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment.
  • Commitment to study towards completion of exams.

Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.

We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
30% discount on Superdrug Own Brand Products both in store and online
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes
Come and be part of something special.
Hours: 37.5 | 9.00am - 5.30pm

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