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Finance Business Partner - Solutions

Hatfield, UK

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status.

About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

Excellent opportunity for someone to join as a Finance Business Partner in the rapidly developing Ocado Solutions business. The role will work on business models, scenario analysis, profitability modelling and forecast for our Solutions partners as well as monthly reporting, analysis and commentary, budgets, forecasts and reporting of actual performance. You will be working closely with the commercial teams who partner with our UK and International clients, various departments around Ocado and your finance colleagues.

Accountabilities

  • Business partnering: Develop an excellent understanding of your clients, including detailed knowledge of the client contract with a particular focus on fees and revenue recognition. Remain in close proximity with the commercial team, and ensure alignment on upcoming priorities and assumptions
  • Active member in preparing the annual Budget and ongoing Forecast process, understanding key drivers for cost/revenue variances
  • Produce and refresh new site NPVs to support business case processes in Finance
  • Prepare and ensure effective/ value adding inputs into periodic reports
  • Understand partner P&Ls for your region
  • Support with new prospect modelling
  • Effective working relationships with other teams to ensure understanding, accurate accounting and variance analysis of Solutions costs in their areas
  • Review and challenge of weekly and monthly volume performance, working with the Partnership Managers to identify actions to drive improvements
  • Continuous improvement mindset, who strives to improve constancy and standardisation of processes and activities across all regions in the Solutions Finance team
  • Support half year and year end audit queries
  • Ensures financial controls are effectively performed, including site go live process
  • Mentor for Finance Analysts in the team

About you

  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Experience of financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of reporting period management accounts, analysis and commentary
  • Advanced skills in the use of Google Sheets / Excel
  • Candidates must be able to prioritise and have a flexible approach, responding to changing priorities
  • Business Partnering experience 

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.
30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy 
Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme 
25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
15% discount on Ocado.com and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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