We are an international home improvement company with nearly 1,200 stores in 10 countries across Europe, Russia and Turkey, supported by a team of 78,000 colleagues. We offer DIY and home improvement products and services to nearly six million customers who shop in our stores and through our digital channels every week. Our customers are everyone wanting to improve their home, as well as the experts and trade professionals who help them. We believe everyone should have a home they feel good about, so our purpose is to make home improvement accessible for everyone.
What are we trying to achieve? Our ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. We are investing in working better together, to make the most of our scale and to better serve our customers. One of the ways we'll achieve our ambition is by developing and delivering a range of home improvement products based on customer insights that will be available across all of our 10 brands in 10 countries. We've started our transformation journey and are investing significantly to make our ambition a success. Over the past 18 months, we have already made great progress with new ranges already available in all our stores.
What will you be doing?
As mentioned above, Kingfisher operates more than 1,200 stores across Europe and owns properties worth more than £3bn. Across the Group there are more than 100 people who work to build, manage and maintain our properties. We are looking for a talented Financial Analyst to help support the Group Property team providing analytical support to maximise Global opportunities and clearly articulate the financial benefits and risks associated with each activity.
Your role will be to provide an operational link with the local property teams and central functions in order to facilitate timely, robust and accurate data flow between local operating companies and central property team, particularly on Long Term Plan and Business Performance.
Some of your key responsibilities will be to lead the annual review on store maintenance (annual spend of c£80m) working cross-functionally with OpCo's, Group Purchasing and Group Property to benchmark approaches and costs. Informing on capital allocation and opportunities for cross learning. You will hold ownership of the Kingfisher Property Database (KPD) including providing continuous improvements for this property management tool, including leading changes required to comply with IFRS 16 lease accounting changes (worth c£3bn on Kingfisher's Balance Sheet).
You will also hold ownership of monthly reporting to Group Executive on the performance of the latest store initiatives and analyse impact of store action plans, whilst supporting monthly accounts and forecasting process reviewing property capital expenditure - expansion, maintenance & energy initiatives. In addition, leading the budget review process for head office occupancy costs allocation across the Kingfisher.
You will lead the Post Investment Review (PIR) process detailing how recent projects with significant capital expenditure (covering over £600m capex) have performed as part of a One KFG annual review. The key lessons and recommendations will then be presented to the Group Executive and the PLC Board. And act as the principle contact for our external valuers for the annual process for reporting the market value of our owned properties (worth c£3bn) which is required for Year End disclosures
How will I be able to do this?
You will be a recently qualified accountant with intermediate or advanced Microsoft Excel skills. You will have an exceptional attention to detail, with strong communication and interpersonal skills that will allow you to effectively influence senior stakeholders. Your approach to work will be flexible and adaptable with a willingness to travel on occasion.
What's in it for me?
Becoming part of the Kingfisher group is a fantastic opportunity. We're at the forefront of one of the largest transformations taking place in retail. To help make that a success we care about creating an environment where all our employees are engaged and empowered to do their best every day.
Alongside that, we want to be able to offer a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team. Our Benefits package includes - A competitive salary, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonus scheme, Shares scheme, Pension, BUPA Private Healthcare, B&Q Discount Card.
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About Kingfisher Plc
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