Finance Manager - Technology Business Partner

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 10/03/2023


Finance Manager - Technology Business Partner

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

As a Finance Manager you will act as a key Business Partner for the Technology leadership team. You help support the Group’s Technology function to optimise the contractual cost base through interactions and touchpoints across the business, as well as working closely with the Technology teams to build business cases to support significant projects and investments.

The Technology teams work in an environment where scale and resilience are essential, so ensuring a robust understand the financial implications of these activities on the Group’s performance is an essential part of the role.

This broad ranging finance role will suit a proactive finance professional with the ability to interact with, and influence, senior collaborators and has experience in delivering change.

You will be responsible for

  • Working with Technology Leadership team and FP&A to drive value through an integrated Strategic and Annual plan for Technology Maintenance costs. Supporting budget reviews, key bottom-up planning and assumptions and alignment of contractual cost plans and targets.
  • Working closely with Technology budget owners and procurement teams to identify, quantify, and track savings and efficiency opportunities as part of the Group’s S2I targets
  • Reviewing and challenging business cases for Technology Infrastructure investments, ensuring the costs, requirements and benefits are fully understood, and incremental spend in Technology to save money elsewhere in the business is appropriately identified
  • Working effectively with Control and FP&A to deliver informative Management Accounts and Director Packs for the leadership to ensure good controls of their areas with detailed risks and opportunities around Technology Maintenance spend.
  • Delivering ad hoc financial modelling and analysis to support innovation and business decision making, working with Control & FP&A.
  • Identifying & delivering efficiency savings across the cost base and promoting cost consciousness culture.
  • Driving process improvements and simplification of the finance operating model, working with finance teams across the end to end contract and licence life cycle
  • Helping to develop Financial Awareness across the Technology team
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need

  • An accountancy qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Commercial awareness and an eye for business
  • Communication & Influencing skills
  • Senior Collaborator management
  • Resilience & willingness to challenge
  • The ability to work independently and drive the finance agenda
  • Finance experience post-qualification in industry
  • An understanding of Technology function is an advantage

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:

  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

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.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. 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 recently announced that we will be moving towards a more 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.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

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