Financial Analyst

Dixons Carphone / Finance

Job Number: DC-SF04359

Location: Acton

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

Finance at Dixons Carphone is embarking upon a significant transformation which will ultimately make it a world class Finance function fit for the future & allow the team to support, challenge & drive the business agenda moving forward.  It is an exciting time to join this rapidly evolving function, within a fast paced high profile UK Retailer.  This role will require an analytical mind, commercial insight and the passion to drive change to build a Reporting & Analysis team that will become a key pillar of Finance.  If you have a proven track record of delivering high quality results then this role may be for you!


You will:

  • Deliver and set the standard for of all management reporting across DC UK&I, ensuring product and channel profitability is understood and enables value-creating decisions to be made by the business at pace
  • Work cross functionally to deliver improvements in reporting and provide business insight to a wide range of senior stakeholders
  • Build a Centre of Excellence (COE) to ensure all routine reporting is distributed on a timely basis to the required standard and provides a specialism for ad hoc performance analysis and decision making
  • Design and produce a single set of management accounts for UK&I P&L and all channels. Ensure the delivery is on a timely basis (SLA driven) and satisfies a wider range of stakeholders needs across UK Exec, Divisional MDs, Commercial and Operational Directors
  • Support the Business partners to deliver quarterly financial business reviews in a defined format
  • Provide first line commentary and business insight through analytics
  • Deliver high quality support and challenge to existing ways of working and reporting
  • Work with Business Intelligence (BI) to automate reporting as appropriate and draw through advancements from this space into the wider finance function
  • Support the Financial Planning CoE to ensure forecasts are at the appropriate level of detail (by line and channel) to enable management reporting and effective decision making
  • Decision Support & Analysis – Support the tracking of initiatives and associated enabler costs (for example Retail trials, commercial promotions). Measuring performance via a robust best practice
  • Advise the Accounting & Control CoE on best practice and the financial accounting implications of new initiatives, seeking guidance where necessary and ensuring optimal treatments are implemented
  • Continually identify new opportunities to drive reporting efficiency by the leveraging systems and standard processes


You will need:

  • Retail and Commercial Experience (Advanced)
  • Stakeholder Management – Manage and influence senior stakeholders (Advanced)
  • Accounting and Financial Management - Apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas and explain clearly to others (Advanced)
  • To be able to analyse and understand complex data and situations to recommend the optimal solution (Advanced)
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) - Post Qualified required


Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.

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