Finance Business Partner - Commercial

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Competitive

Location: Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Apply by: 18/04/2023

Finance Business Partner - Commercial

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

About the role

In this role, you will be part of the finance team, working at the heart of the Irish retail business directly with the business leaders with responsibility across an area with annual revenues of more than €3bn.

This is a Finance Business Partner role where you will act as the primary expert and interface into Finance and providing insight, challenge, and strategic support to the business. The role will help drive the business forward by leveraging financial and commercial expertise and understanding.

This is a high-profile role, reporting into the functional Head of Finance, acting as the key go-to person for the divisional finances and supporting the senior business leaders of the area.

You will be responsible for

  • Ensuring the business understands and delivers against performance KPIs by working collaboratively with the business leadership team
  • Identifying and pro-actively highlighting risks and working to mitigate issues
  • Adhering to and operating within the internal control guidelines to safeguard the company’s interests
  • Championing a cost-conscious culture
  • Helping create choices and providing decision support to close performance gaps
  • Overlaying commercial acumen on analysis performed by FP&A teams to drive insights and decision support
  • Reviewing and critiquing key business plans to ensure financial rigor regarding investment decisions
  • Helping the business understand year-on-year movements/up-weights on key trading decisions
  • Constructively challenging and recommending changes to the business underpinned by sound financial expertise
  • Reviewing, adjusting, and communicating strategic and operational plans to the relevant commercial and operations teams
  • Leading business/operational plan reviews from my area ensuring the plan reflects business reality, & appraises current performance
  • Driving the working capital agenda to ensure the business understands the varying financial impacts on the business
  • Adhering to all Tesco policies and guidance
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Preparation/review of budgets and rolling forecasts.
  • Creating financial models and business cases to help the business understand the P&L impacts of promotions and investment decisions.
  • Ensuring full governance is in place around period close process to provide transparency and understanding around accruals and provisions held.

You will need

  • A proven track record of building positive cross functional relationships
  • A track record of providing excellent insight and analysis and strong experience of business planning and forecasting processes,
  • The ability to engage, influence and work with senior partners
  • Excellent communication skills, and commercial awareness
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • To be a qualified accountant with minimum of 3 years’ experience (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) or equivalent

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme*
  • Bonus Scheme*
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member)
  • Annual leave starting at 23 days
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*

*Entry requirements and rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet. Through initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, our association with Children’s Health Foundation, our partnership with FoodCloud and our Stronger Starts programme, we have supported over 21,000 community groups, raised over €7.5 million for medical equipment, and provided almost 15 million meals nationwide, to those living in food insecurity.

Tesco has operated in the Irish retail market since 1997, and with 163 stores nationwide, we employ over 13,000 people in cities and towns around Ireland, supporting almost 45,000 jobs directly and indirectly. We partner with over 500 Irish suppliers - of which almost three-quarters are small and medium enterprises - which in turn supports almost 13,000 farming families around Ireland. Tesco is the single largest buyer of Irish food and drink in the world, buying €1.6 Billion a year; more than any other single country in the European Union, more than even the USA which you perceive as a massive buyer of Irish food.  

We work closely with suppliers across Ireland who are dedicated to making the best products for our customers and this is reflected in the numerous awards our products have won over the years including Blás Na hÉireann, World Steak Challenge and Great Taste Awards.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.   At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We’ve taken steps to ensure our stores are places where everyone feels welcome to shop too, with colleagues all trained to support those with a visible or hidden disability through the Sunflower Lanyard programme.

We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have embraced a blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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