M&S Jobs – Senior Finance Analyst

Website Marks and Spencer

Job Description:

The role sits within the newly formed Finance Reporting and Analytics Centre of Excellence, which was created to provide guidance and support to Business Partners, in the areas of reporting, management information and analytics.

You will be working alongside a Reporting Delivery Lead, accountable for the maintenance, delivery and ongoing development of accurate and on time financial reports for our Clothing, Home and .COM teams.

As part of the Centre of Excellence, we produce sales reports and provide insightful data for our business partners to review at the beginning of each week, ready for their business briefings. This does require an earlier start than usual, with the team working from 6am until 2pm on Mondays (from home).


Job Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of Weekly Trading Reporting of sales and costs across UK and International Business
  • Delivery of monthly management accounts
  • Utilise Finance systems to drive control and process efficiency
  • Design and maintain new models and processes that serve the needs of the business areas
  • Work with the Technology Support teams (SAP, Business Intelligence) and the Analytics Improvement Managers improve our financial and commercial reports
  • Implement and adhere to service level agreements for all key outputs
  • Work with Reporting Delivery Leads and Finance Business Partners to define and maintain a fit for purpose reporting catalogue that provides insightful information to support decisions
  • Operate existing reporting tools to producing regular reporting, ensuring data is accurate and certified for use
  • Support requirements gathering activities for new analytical models and reports
  • Promote a continuous improvement of the reporting catalogue for your business area, guiding where new requirements can be met by amending existing reports or where it makes sense to stop producing reports because they are no longer needed
  • Provide training to the Finance Business Partnering team on how to access the reporting system is a self-service way
  • Prepare and update documentation to transition the operation of reports to our outsource in India

Job Requirements:

  • Previously used reporting and planning applications (such as Power BI, Board, Business Objects) and confident in running existing reports and building new reports on existing datasets
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Power BI
  • Experience of using SAP ECC and SAP BW
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with key partners
  • Experience of operational improvements
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with excellent attention to detail

Job Details:

Company: Marks and Spencer

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A


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