Overview

Junior Finance Business Partner – Any Sport Job at Decathlon UK – in Stockport

Job Description

EXPERIENCED FINANCE PROFESSIONAL? LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT ROLE IN AN EXCITING BUSINESS?

GAME CHANGERS AND SPORT LOVERS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Want to play a part in leaving a positive impact on the environment and our community? Want to be responsible for making a long-term difference? Now is your opportunity – join Decathlon UK on our quest to deliver sustainable growth! We are on the hunt for a Financial Business Partner who is committed to driving this strategy and is committed to make a positive change in our company for teammates and customers!

Decathlon UK has embarked on a strong, results-oriented multi-year investment journey to succeed in its strategic goals in transformation, innovation and sustainability. We strive to become the #1 referent for sport and wellbeing in the UK market, and our main challenge will be to strengthen our omni channel performances and to transform our current business model to make the pleasure and benefits of sports more accessible to the UK population. This role will play a key part in the success of this transformation into a market-leading retailer both in the physical and digital world!

Are you ready to be part of the adventure?

What will you benefit from?

Career progression – At Decathlon, you are in charge of your own career path, so whether you aspire to become a Store Manager or our CEO – we’ll support you the whole way!

Share holding & Profit sharing scheme – We’re one big international family who exclusively co-owns our business and shares the profit we make with our employees.

We play sports together at HQ and have regular team socials!

Health & Wellbeing programmes

Cycle to work scheme – At least 25% discount on a bike of your choice.

30% staff discount on our Decathlon products

Discover more of our company benefits here.

Your Core Responsibilities:
Supporting the Lead Finance Business Partner during the month end

Accurately inputting data and maintaining a high level of accuracy

Act as a counter-power, alerting as needed and proposing corrective actions;

Ensure that all accounting records reflect precisely the business reality

Communicate accounting figures simply and effectively to operational contacts;

Challenge current practices if needed and propose new approaches;

Assist with the external and internal audits

Assist with Ad-hoc group requests

Dealing with enquiries and following up responses to ensure timely resolution.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking for a mixture of candidates from a multitude of backgrounds. Driven by innovation, you will be able to drive value creation with the different business leaders. You’ll act as a guardian of the new business models, guaranteeing the reliability of the figures and financial processes.

You enjoy being part of a team and working in a global network. You have the ability to bring people together. Hands-on, curious and a problem-solving mentality are characteristics that define you.

You are a self-starter who is comfortable operating independently and within a global network.

Sound like you? Read on for more information…

Who are you?

Essential

You have a keen interest in sports – afterall, that’s what Decathlon is all about!

Be commercially minded and will enjoy providing insight and challenging systems and processes to improve revenues and profitability

Have extremely good communication skills, will be confident presenting themselves to senior management and will be able to challenge ideas when needed

Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment

Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly

You adapt a growth and learning mindset with a focus on results

Excellent analytical skills with a deep understanding and passion for business

Proficiency in financial modelling and analysis in Excel

Open minded and curious about the general business environment

Ability to be a trusted translator between finance and business leadership

Desirable

Ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed

Significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word. Advanced Excel knowledge is required.

Be able to work within a fast paced, deadline orientated environment

Have excellent attention to detail and will pick up new skills quickly

IF YOU LOVE SPORT AND WANT TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER IN AN EXCITING BUSINESS, APPLY TODAY!

About Company

Company: Decathlon UK –

Company Location:  Stockport

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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