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Job Title:  Property Finance Business Partner

Date:  13-Sep-2021

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

An exciting permanent opportunity for a Property Finance Manager to join a progressive and talented finance team! 

Business partnering the Property Director and working closely with the wider Senior Leadership Team, this role will be responsible for the financial accounting and FP&A of the UK & Irelands property portfolio.  With full balance sheet and P&L responsibility, 2 property analysts will assist this role in ensuring the timely and accurate accounting of all property costs under IFRS accounting standards and ensuring property payments are processed correctly.  Through strong business partnering you will help shape the annual budget and forecast across property costs and shape commercial decisions that impact the property portfolio.

More about the role

  • Responsibility for the construction, review and sign-off for all property management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet), ensuring accurate application of IFRS and SOX standards.
  • Responsibility for the execution of timely landlord payments alongside clear tracking and reporting of TBS arrears position.
  • Leading and developing a team of two payment administrators to ensure accurate and timely property payments whilst providing guidance on how to resolve any landlord account queries.
  • Drive process improvement to gain efficiencies in the payment and account reconciliation process.
  • Forecasting on a routine basis all property costs, proactively highlighting and managing any risk and opportunities.
  • Business partnering with the Property Director to steer decision making through solid financial insights and providing clarity on the key drivers of the performance for Retail Stores.
  • Provide key financial insights to build the future roadmap for the store estate, considering closures, openings and re-location opportunities.
  • Ensure all processes adhere to SOX compliance.

What we look for

  • Ability to develop and manage efficient processes and internal controls.
  • Ability to accurately apply accounting knowledge and judgement.
  • Business partnering skills to support the agreed strategy, influence decision making, drive agenda points and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong MS Excel skills – the ability to manage, manipulate and understand large amounts of data in a concise manner alongside strong financial modelling skills.
  • Application of accounting standards and methodology.
  • Payment processes and account reconciliation.
  • Internal controls / processes.
  • Financial planning.
  • Business partnering.
  • SAP.
  • Fully qualified: ACCA / CIMA.

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. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* Group bonus scheme

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

Diversity Statements

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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