Digital Finance Manager

Responsible to: Head Digital Finance


Department: Finance


Location: JD Group Head Office, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 8RR



Role Overview:

This position is a key role in Digital finance. As Finance Manager, responsibilities will include overseeing end-to-end finance operations for your area of responsibility, balance sheet reconciliations, looking to make improvements to procedures and controls, as well as ad-hoc projects and requests.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Production of the monthly P&Ls and Balance Sheet, developing an in-depth understanding of the business operations and the related Financials
  • Key contact to stakeholders to explain Financial performance and position
  • Management and development of team
  • Management and production of daily P&L’s.
  • Variance analysis supporting daily P&L’s and month end accounts.
  • Ensure the management accounts team adheres to Digital and Group Finance deadlines.
  • Implementation of controls in line with the Group’s Financial controls programme
  • Production and review of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support on cost reviews with budget holders.
  • Support the Head of Finance with the year end and interim audits.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • Qualified CIMA/ ACA/ ACCA accountant - PQE experience essential
  • Experience of management accounting essential
  • Experience with working alongside and influencing senior stakeholders; both financial and non-financial
  • Strong analytical skills required in order to identify and remediate risks
  • Ability to investigate, understand and explain variances and overall business performance
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal required
  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work under your own initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Retail industry experience desirable
  • Experience of Oracle Financials and TM1 useful (though training will be provided)
  • A positive, flexible, enthusiastic and driven attitude.

The Company:

The JD Group is a leading omnichannel retailer of Sports Fashion, Street & Premium Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues over 3,400 stores across several retail fascia's in over 30 markets around the world.

We are an equal opportunities employer who embraces and values differences. We recognise the importance of an inclusive workplace culture in which everyone can thrive irrespective of their background or identity.

To be a part of this successful and continuously growing company, you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people first, a digital leader and customer focused organisation which provides operational excellence and is continuous with identifying new areas of growth into our day-to-day.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount on qualifying purchases across Group retail stores and online
  • Exclusive Colleague Bike Discount scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work
  • Access to Apprenticeships and accredited qualifications


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Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

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