Commercial Finance Analyst -Building and Technical

Commercial Finance Analyst -Building and Technical
  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time or Jobshare - Permanent
  • £50,000 to £55,000 per year
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About the role

Permanent FULL OR PART TIME/Job share considered

£40,000- £50,000 per annum + pension, ShareSave options & 6.6 weeks holiday

Southampton, Store Support Office

A good home for everyone. It’s what we believe in, and it’s what we make possible. From our Southampton Store Support Office, we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create the homes they want. Join us as an Commercial Finance Analyst, and you’ll help us speak to all these customers, all across the country.

At B&Q we have a hybrid approach to working to increase flexibility in when and where we work. Talk to us about what works best for you.

This role provides financial business partnering to the B&Q commercial team, providing support, advice, challenge and business insight.

Key responsibilities

As a Commerical Finance Analyst, your oversight, interpretation and communication of data will help us to make the best business decisions possible. You’ll manage your own projects and solve complex problems, ensuring that timelines and business impacts are factored in. You’ll provide analytical support to the team, financial modelling of business cases, and understand how key performance insights can affect performance.

Great communication is key to success. You’ll simplify complex financial information when communicating with stakeholders and positively steer them towards the best business outcomes. Working across multiple departments, your expertise and initiative will pave a solution out of tricky or time-pressured situations. One thing’s for certain - there’s never a dull day for our Analysts.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Participation in the preparation process of budgets, forecasts, business plans
  • Providing ad-hoc analytics/reporting/consultations to support business decisions
  • Creating value from converting financial data into business insights.
  • Prepare slides and analysis suitable for Board and Exec level presentations
  • Work collaboratively with the wider commercial finance team to enable the team to adapt flexibly to business priorities when called upon
  • Continually improve planning and reporting processes

Required skills & experience

You’ll own a professional accountancy qualification, such as CIMA, ACCA, ACA etc (Fully qualified).

Retail experience is desirable but not a must.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Strong analytical ability, able to turn data into data into reporting & insight and identify performance drivers
  • Able to operate under own judgement and autonomy, making recommendations and managing expectations where appropriate
  • Able to distil complex messages into key stories for non-finance stakeholders
  • Ability to influence and challenge non-finance stakeholders when there are conflicts between the business and finance agendas, being aware of and adapting behaviour based on both political and factual factors
  • Competent user of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to operate in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Experience of leading and delivering through others desirable

Career progression

What's in it for me?

As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes an award-winning pension scheme, car, bonus, ShareSave options, 6.6 weeks holiday, payroll giving, an Employee Assistance Programme, shopping discounts, colleague wellbeing benefits and lots more!

As part of a great team, you’ll be supported to grow and encouraged to explore new career directions within the business and the wider group. And, because you’ll be inspiring great things for our customers and the whole business, you’ll do work worth caring about.

Please note due to the festive period, you may not have an update on your application until early January.

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. 

If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at recruitment@b-and-q.co.uk

Rewards &
benefits

Training &
development

Learn & Develop at B&Q

When you join B&Q, we want you to be all you can be. From the minute you walk through our doors to the exciting moment you make that next career move, we're here to help you make the most of every opportunity. Thanks to our friendly learning system, Mylo, we make sure you always have the support you need to take on every challenge and fit your learning around your life. Here, we know that the best way to grow is together. 

Flexible learning with Mylo

Mylo is your every day, on the go learning and development partner. Helping you build the knowledge you need now and in the future. With Mylo, you can access training and content, anywhere, anytime and on any device. You can even influence the type of training on offer by rating and recommending content, and letting us know what we can do to improve. Award-winning and featuring over 150 different learning activities - like short videos, articles, workshops and webinars - think of Mylo as your 24/7 training pal, designed to help you make the most of your B&Q career journey.

Developing in role

Learning never stops at B&Q. Whether you've been in your role for one day or five years, there's always something to be curious about. It's why we're always creating learning opportunities and experiences that'll give you the chance to develop your skills. Like our First Line Manager programme: a course that helps our newest line managers build their confidence and management skills. Or our Leadership Development programme that challenges our more experienced leaders to reflect on and adapt their approach for our ever-evolving ways of working.

Building expertise and know-how

We believe anyone can learn the technical skills to do their job with excellence. It's all about attitude and behaviour here. So, if you're passionate about customer service and design, we'll teach you how to create beautiful kitchens. If you're someone who loves being outdoors, we'll help you learn about our garden ranges. And, if you're someone who just loves what we do but doesn't know where to start, we'll help you find the perfect role for you to grow into. 

Accelerated Development Talent Programmes

Whatever goal you're working to at B&Q, we want to help you get there. We do this by designing a number of programmes which help you to practice your skills and learn new ones, gain valuable experiences, learn from others and jump on opportunities that are right for you. From leaders taking their first steps into management to those simply looking for a new challenge, we're there to make sure you achieve your ambitions.

Induction

At B&Q, we want every new colleague to understand our values, our customers, and how we work together to achieve our purpose. That’s why we’ve designed an induction programme that’ll give you real insight into our business, our culture and help you feel included from day one. For your first few weeks on the job you’ll work with your team and line manager, mixing online learning with practical tasks, to grow your knowledge a little every day.

 

A day in the life

Take a tour
around our
office

Our Store Support Office sits within B&Q House and supports our colleagues and stores right across the UK and Ireland. In our bespoke, modern and eco-friendly building just north of Southampton, you’ll find a friendly team of talented people in a huge range of roles.

Explore our
store support office

Facilities

In B&Q house, you’ll enjoy an onsite gym, a subsidised Costa, a canteen and restaurant, prayer room, plus open plan and cosy work spaces, an outdoor picnic area, and bike sheds for those who cycle in.

Sustainability

B&Q House has a biomass boiler, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Our building also makes use of upcycled and recycled furniture and fittings, and features natural ventilation, heat retention and CO2 management, all via our very own weather station on the roof.

COVID-19 safety measures

At B&Q House we've made lots of changes to ensure we're ready for our colleagues to work safely. Watch our video to find out more.

Why
choose us?

Why Finance & Legal at B&Q?

Our many Finance and Legal teams work hand-in-hand across the board, at the heart of B&Q. From operational finance and business performance to financial planning and analytics, they underpin our business and contribute to every bit of progress we make.

Why B&Q

Ready to apply?

Step 1:

Apply via bandqcareers.com

Step 2:

We'll contact you for a phone interview

Step 3:

We’ll carry out a face to face or online interview (and we may request a 2nd interview if the role you're applying for is more complex).

Step 4:

We’ll contact you with feedback, and maybe even a job offer.

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Commercial Finance Analyst -Building and Technical

  • Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Full Time or Jobshare - Permanent
  • £50,000 to £55,000 per year