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Job Title:  Financial Analyst

Date:  08-Feb-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.50

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

Support the Non-Channel Financial Planning & Analysis business partnering team, in providing quality financial analysis & guidance and supporting SOX compliant business processes for allocated business areas, primarily Operations Supply Chain & Sourcing.

More about the role

  • Ownership of Open purchase order month end process for Global FP&A team.
  • Support Finance Business Partner Operations on freight, warehouse, sourcing and OCOS month end processes to ensure accurate close and correct recording of costs.
  • Supports other Finance Business Partners regarding allocations and recharges of centrally incurred costs to market P&Ls.
  • Ownership of Sourcing savings reporting model, responsible for accurate monthly reporting of Sourcing savings and validating savings rolling forecast.
  • Responsible for monitoring LCM’s on inventory articles (freight, duty, marine insurance, development cost) and recommending changes to accrual level when required.
  • Responsible for maintaining Sourcing capex commitments and supporting Sourcing team to ensure capex processes are followed and spend is managed within budget.
  • Ownership for FP&A balance sheet reconciliation process – responsible for producing the reconciliations, co-ordinating submissions, validating accuracy prior to submission.
  • Leads on analysis and reporting of expense and travel costs for all Global functions. 
  • Continually improve business working processes, looking for SMART ways to reduce both overall costs and efficiencies within the role.

What we look for

  • Experience working in a Finance Function, ideally in a business facing role.
  • Previous experience of Operations, including an understanding of sourcing, supply chain & product costing, desirable.
  • Understanding forecast/trend analysis
  • Presenting analysis in a structured and clear way – verbally & in writing.
  • Comfortable working with complex data from multiple sources, producing meaningful analysis to identify issues and propose resolutions.
  • Working to tight financial deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP and BW HANA desirable.
  • MS Office, and expert knowledge of excel.
  • Part Qualified or working towards a Finance Qualification.


Want to join the team at The Body Shop? Then please apply today! As well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards that you can look forward to if you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. We have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!

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