Job Title:  Retail Finance Analyst, UK Market

Date:  22 May 2023

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

This is a permanent role, based out of our London Bridge office where we work on a hybrid basis.

This role is key in commercial planning and analysis for the UK & ROI store estate, whilst ensuring a robust and accurate set of accounts for designated costs. This role will support in identifying trends, risks and opportunities for those areas of responsibility alongside providing commercial insight and business partnering to key stakeholders. Responsibility for all routine sales and KPI reporting for the stores channel falls within the remit of this role.

More about the role

  • To support the stores channel by taking the finance lead in completing comprehensive budgets, forecasts and analysis for key costs such as payroll, maintenance, depreciation and travel. 
  • Work with finance and non-finance teams to ensure accurate and timely month-end close activities and ensure an accurate representation of costs for those areas of responsibility.
  • Produce the month-end pack, monthly variance analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Business partnering the Retail Team to steer decision making through solid financial insights and providing clarity on the key drivers of the performance for Retail Stores.
  • To support the Finance Manager in creating key financial models to assist with assessment of capital investment and longer-term strategic planning.
  • Support on ad-hoc market projects.
  • Responsibility for routine and ad-hoc finance reporting and analysis.
  • Where necessary, design and embed effective internal controls.
  • Ensure processes adhere to SOX compliance.

What we look for

  • Experience:  

  • Financial planning and analysis.  
  • Construction of management accounts.
  • Business partnering.
  • Application of accounting standards and methodology.
  • Internal controls / processes.
  • SAP.
  • Working towards a finance qualification (ACCA/CIMA)

  • Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Business partnering skills to 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.
  • Ability to develop and manage efficient processes and internal controls.
  • Ability to accurately apply accounting knowledge and judgement.

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 Avon 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. 


23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and the opportunity to buy more

1 Self Love Day – An extra day off per year to recharge and focus on what you love to do most

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

6% contributory pension plan (that rises with loyalty)

Hybrid working – with up to 60% of your time working remotely

Discretionary bonus scheme

LOVE Money – Money from us to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

50% employee discount on our products and access to sample sales

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

Access to our Nourish platform, where you have access at certain times of the year to fantastic benefits such as; Buying/Selling holiday, Pension Top Up, Private Medical Insurance options, Green Car Benefits, Cycle to Work scheme, on site nursery (for Littlehampton colleagues)

Life Assurance

EAP (Employee Assistance Program) – we work with experts to support you on all aspects of your Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Financial.


Diversity and Inclusion

At The Body Shop, we firmly believe that equality is a human right and that all people should have an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and aspirations.  We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is recognized. We value diversity and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We are proud to have a number of different active employee inclusion networks that serve not just as catalysts for change, but also to build a spirit of diversity, equality, inclusivity, and provide safe supportive spaces for engagement and solidarity for members of these communities.  The Body Shop is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable adjustments for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programmes and activities. To request a reasonable adjustment or further support, please let us know in your application.

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