Finance Business Partner - Ecommerce

Posted 4 April by Ignata Finance Easy Apply

My client is a growing, instantly recognised retailer based in central London. Their digital journey is in full swing, with huge investment already taking place. As such, they are looking for a new, permanent Finance Business Partner to solely partner the Digital Director. The successful candidate must have both retail & digital experience in recent roles.

This naturally curious individual will deliver an end to end financial service spanning planning, management accounts and commercial analysis. Their objective is to provide clear financial information to their business partner, supplemented with the relevant commercial insight that drives appropriate actions within the business.

Key Responsibilities:

- Prepare business cases in the application for funds/capital, and complete post investment review, considering the wider implications on the business outside of their immediate area of expertise
- Complete commercial analysis of various cost / benefit scenarios considering and suggesting the opportunities for improved productivity
- Deliver the monthly management accounts to budget holders - with robust variance analysis support to enable relevant questioning of potential risks and opportunities
- Build the annual Budget/Forecast & 5 year Plan for their area of focus, under the broader direction of their Head of Finance
- Be conversant with the relevant KPIs of their digital business partner, financial and non-financial and how these impact financial results
- Identify and develop appropriate and timely analysis to deliver further insight to their business partners, thus enabling them to manage their areas profitably
- Build effective working relationships with stakeholders across the business

Person Specification:

Experience
- Held a number of previous roles across a broad spread of finance areas
- E-commerce trading finance experience
- Previous line management experience of at least 2 people ideally

Technical Skills
- Qualified - CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW or international equivalent

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills
- Curious, analytical and numerate
- Clear and confident questioning style, with the potential to influence customers
- Competently applies their technical qualification and ethics to the situations at hand, seeking out assistance where needed
- Good verbal and written presentation skills, able to adapt their style to the audience
- Acts with authenticity, honesty and integrity
- Works effectively and collaboratively cross functionally
- Flexible in work style able to reprioritise effectively according to the changing demands of the business
- A credible man manager able to develop and motivate a young and less experienced team/individual

Reference: 34827089

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