Finance Manager Functional Costs

Job ID: 263

This role will work closely with the Senior Finance Manager to provide financial management and decision support to functionally-led initiatives and for all global functional budget holders.


Through a holistic view of total overheads, it will track and challenge performance, understanding key areas of spend and opportunities to change and improve.


This role will aid the completion of global functional costs budgets, forecasts and outlooks.  As well as the financial management of global, Pentland wide, strategic initiatives with budget control and post investment appraisal where appropriate

The role you’d play:

  • Support the financial planning cycle for all functional cost areas (Customer and Brand Overheads, IT and HR), working closely with the business
  • Play a key role in the consolidation of all global functional spend, providing commentary and analysis and reviewing inputs from regional teams as appropriate (staff & non staff costs which includes any temp spend/occupancy spend)
  • Work closely with the Senior Finance Manager on the review of global recharges and resource allocations, driving simplicity
  • Enable robust submissions and reporting which provides the necessary insight and analysis to allow the Senior Leader to deliver
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with multiple senior stakeholders, including working closely with those in Logistics and in our DCs
  • Provide transparency of cost by activity with clear key performance drivers and improvement opportunities
  • Hold the functional cost owners to account, achieving tight cost control and accuracy of forecasting
  • Support on financial analysis for organisational design changes, working closely with HR business partners
  • Provide ad hoc scenario planning and analysis for business cases from different departments
  • Support the partnering of the HR and PMO function, from the Senior Finance Manager’s lead. This will involve topics such as bonus and salary review modeling (HR) and project tracking and return on investment review (PMO).


What you will bring:

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years PQE
  • Experience at cost reporting in a matrix organisation, including evidence of simplification and transparency having been delivered
  • Experience of delivering in budget and forecast processes, including holding stakeholders to account and identifying course correction
  • Evidence of collaboration across the Finance and non-Finance community, building strong relationships at different levels of seniority
  • Maturity to deal with sensitive payroll and business information in the appropriate way
  • Articulate and able to explain reasons for performance, being able to spot trends and review your own work for inaccuracies
  • Engender a great team spirit and always seek to deliver the best outcome for the business, championing delivery
  • Drive to provide the insight and understanding that will enable the business to grow sustainably
  • Proactive, able to manage numerous pieces of work concurrently and thrive under pressure
  • Work both independently as well as being a great team player, working well across several stakeholders that you will be providing reporting and analysis for
  • Comfortable working with agility and pace, able to juggle and prioritise
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