Senior Finance Analyst job with Burberry

Senior Finance Analyst job with Burberry

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


Burberry Business Services Centre of Excellence (BBSCOE) team. This high profile team aims to deliver improved management reporting and insights to Finance and Business leaders throughout the organisation in an efficient and effective way with standardised reporting and insight for the wider Burberry Finance Community.

RDS will produce insightful and standardised management reporting for all Business Functions aligned to its global operating model. This will be achieved by;

• Identify, design, implement and enhance SAP BPC reporting opportunities and solutions that are consistently suitable for global teams. The suite of management reports, delivered from this central team, will support Global Finance teams, cross functional stakeholders and senior leadership to allow timely and impactful decision making.
• Taking responsibility for the development, production and maintenance of stakeholders’ reporting requirements.
• Change Management by way of supporting material/training as appropriate to all users across Finance and impacted teams.

The key objectives of the Reporting and Decision Support Senior Analyst role is to:

• Provide support to junior members of the RDS team in delivering and reviewing reports in production and driving continuous improvement.
• Mentoring and coaching junior members of the RDS team to build capability, experience and support.
• Embed and manage processes to ensure the timely and accurate report production for finance management reporting
• Effectively communicate with the wider team and stakeholders on any risks and issues requiring mitigating actions and/or further technical development supporting the culture of ‘No Surprises’
• Adopt tools and forums in place to ensure timely communication with finance teams globally
• Continue to develop and enhance management reporting and analysis to support decision making to Finance teams.
• Gain competence in the regular production of Management Reports, their maintenance and the production of new reports to support business requirements in the future.

The successful candidate will take the opportunity to gain senior level exposure and play an important role in the team and need to be comfortable in leading recommendations for change and so will play a fundamental part in the successful delivery of the workstream by leveraging a broad skillset including data analysis, stakeholder management and system/process knowledge.


• Own, maintain, and control the standard suite of management reports, referencing non-financial metrics as appropriate
• Produce standard management reports, including draft first line commentary and initial explanation of variances, and distribute in a timely manner (Regions, Functions, Group & Other)
• Ensure accuracy in the numbers by performing validation checks prior to sharing reports
• Build strong and trustworthy relationships with senior finance stakeholders and act as a first escalation point of contact for RDS issues and ad-hoc requests
• Ensure consistent high quality of service delivery by the RDS team including reporting accuracy and integrity, acting on customer feedback; assigning and prioritising ad-hoc requests / issue resolution
• Lead monthly calls on performance, take meeting minutes and share actions post meeting
• Interact with data owners and other BBS teams (Finance and non-Finance) to enable management reporting and analysis activities
• Provide standard information and simple ad-hoc analysis and insights
• Work closely with the FS&MD team to develop a deep understanding of finance source data and data hierarchies
• Consult with Finance Business Partners on reporting and data needs
• Drive initiatives to rationalise, standardise, and automate management reports
• Maintain process documentation / Standard desk top procedures for live reports and ensure reporting library, user access and stakeholder lists are kept up to date.


  • Preferably, hold a professional finance qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) and/ or degree level education in a numerical/ analytical/ data driven discipline Prior usage of an ERP system desirable and experience in handling large volume of data and presenting high level insights / recommendations
  • Comfortable in using and understanding SAP BPC within a global retail organisation Experience of using BPC or similar consolidation software preferable, but not essential, to perform insightful management reporting
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to thrive under pressure and operate effectively in a cross functional team Experience in working in a fast paced, global organisation
  • Highly analytical with an impeccable attention to detail with and ability to troubleshoot and identify data issues Proven track record of delivering process improvements (e.g. Reporting efficiencies) in a structured and timely way
  • Advanced/Expert MS Excel skills Experience in producing insightful management reporting

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || FINANCE SHARED SERVICES || n/a ||