Job Title: Finance Manager FTC
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Full Time

Are you looking for your next FTC position within a Finance Manager’s role focusing on operations?  Would you enjoy the pace and energy of a retail environment which is collaborative, fun and inclusive where people feel part of a winning team? Come and join us covering maternity leave as a Finance Manager for a fixed term of 12 months ideally starting on the 22nd July. 

As Finance Manager, you’ll be a business partner to our Head of Property and senior operations team providing analysis and Insight to support key decisions whilst undertaking the management accounting for stores and operations. This will include shrinkage, R&M and variable costs, as well as month end reviews with our FD. You’ll support the operations team with any forecasting, budgeting and planning and you’ll also be the key contact for our external property management company in terms of data for R&M and utilities. 

What we’re looking for:

You’ll be a fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) and ideally have experience in a similar role within a retail environment. You’ll have broad finance experience including month end accounting and business partnering within a multi site environment. As well as this you’ll have: 

Proficient skills in Excel and Google sheets 

Great communication skills, and the ability to work well in teams and build up strong relationships

Excellent attention to detail and able to manage time and priorities well

Enthusiasm and an inquisitive mind with strong problem solving skills

Good influencing skills and gravitas to positively impact on behaviours 

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 and Life Assurance

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. 

You’ll work from our Support Centre in Watford, where our Finance team are based, along with our other support functions.  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 is considered its best kept secret; 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.

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview. Please note, this link is only for reasonable adjustments required – general enquiries, or direct CV applications cannot be accepted via this form

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