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Senior Finance Business Partner


Job Details


Dartford - Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

25/07/2019 11:00



Senior Finance Business Partner

Harveys Furniture are looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join the Head Office in Dartford. The primary objective of this role is to provide Finance support to the Retail Division including the Retail Directors and Senior Management team. This role covers UK Retail and therefore both the Bensons for Beds and Harvey’s brands. 

This is a strategic role to offer Financial advice and assistance for future business plans and review and report upon departmental performance.

Steinhoff UK Retail, the parent company of Harveys Furniture, Bensons for Beds and Concorde Logistics, employs over 3,500 passionate and dedicated staff and trade from over 450 retail stores across the UK.


Your key responsibilities and duties as our Senior Finance Business Partner will consist of:

  • To offer support to the two Retail Directors as Business Partner but reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance to retain the required objectivity and independence.
  • To complete the financial review of all Retail Business Plans. To build the business cases as required for strategic initiatives inclusive of cost benefit analysis.
  • To continue to measure performance against agreed initiatives when incorporated into the Business as Usual framework. To provide feedback to the Business where results are different to forecast and work with the Retail Directors and Senior Managers to provide corrective action.
  • To set Retail departmental Budgets and Forecasts working with the Senior Retail team.
  • To set weekly store targets working with Retail Directors.
  • To ensure that the Retail departments achieve set Budgets and Forecasts and warn the Business ASAP on any negative impact against the Budget and Forecast.
  • To communicate to the Head of Commercial Finance any concerns on Retail performance as and when they become apparent such that we can assist Retail Senior team.
  • Work on a suite of reporting output from Tableau that adds value to the department. To ensure that this output is automated.
  • As the Bensons department operates out of Accrington there is a requirement to travel to Accrington on an ad-hoc basis. The business operates Skype and Video-conferencing technology to reduce travel requirements.
  • Managing the day to day workload of an Assistant as well s the Dartford Based Business Intelligence resource.
  • Deputise for Head of Commercial Finance concerning the Business Cash requirements and reporting in his absence.


  • Weekly output of store performance on timely and accurate basis to assist Senior Retail team in identifying areas of strength and weakness within the business.
  • Improved accuracy of Store Budgets and Forecasts.
  • Early identification and understanding of performance trends for Business to be able to react in a timely manner.
  • To ensure accurate input into the Cash Flow process to manage cash effectively and efficiently.
  • To assist Budget holders in delivering to Budgeted costs.
  • Improved Control over business expenditure.

What we are looking for in our Senior Finance Business Partner:

  • CIMA / ACCA or Chartered Qualification with minimum of 5Yrs PQE.
  • Prior experience of working as a Business Partner in a medium to large organisation.
  • Working within a retail environment.
  • Strong commercial aptitude
  • Exceptional working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly excel spreadsheets as well as user knowledge of Tableau and Alteryx
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to plan and work to timescales and deadlines
  • Organised and able to manage multiple priorities

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Head of Commercial Finance
Senior Finance Business Partner