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Are you passionate about providing value-adding support to the business and translating their requirements into improved solutions?

And would you like to work with one of the best-known optical brands in Northern Europe? If so, you could be our new Senior Finance Business Partner supporting internal reporting across our five Northern European markets.
We are looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner colleague to join our Northern European team. The NESO Finance function is responsible for ensuring all internal & external reporting in the region is prepared in a timely & accurate manner & in compliance with both Group & local GAAP.
Furthermore, making sure that NESO Finance is a reliable and valued business partner for all markets and functions in Northern Europe.
What’sa the role about?
In the NESO Finance function, all finance-related data and information relating to the markets are co-owned with the Heads of Finance in each market. NESO Finance has more specific ownership and internal reporting towards the group, NEB, etc. Furthermore, the NESO Finance Function has specific ownership to follow up on the cost centres in the NESO support office.
This role supports the NESO Finance function and the Finance Director & and helps ensure we meet the responsibility to always report in an accurate & timely manner, but also continue to challenge the current ways of working, seek improvements, and adopt any opportunity for smarter working.
On top of this, the NESO Finance Function is responsible for the annual budgeting, periodic forecasting, and month-end activities including country reviews, consolidation, group reporting & group review. In addition, NESO Finance owns the regional forecasting strategy, target setting, and driving cost control throughout the region. This position is responsible for driving these tasks as well.
Your primary tasks and responsibilities include supporting NESO Finance, Finance Director, and Commercial Director with the following areas within FP&A and Commercial Finance:
  • Full responsibility for commercial financial modeling, analysis, and monthly reporting for the Northern Europe (NE) region in coordination with the NE Finance Director. Driving the yearly budget process with timelines, rolling forecasts, and regularly identifying risks and opportunities for the region.
  • Monthly meetings with Cost Centre owners, countries, and the Group – reviewing country P/Ls, balance sheet, and underlying detail in the country reporting to ensure compliance with group GAAP.
  • Provide detailed analysis and insights on monthly reporting including any ad hoc reporting – for NE region, head offices, and stores, understanding the underlying drivers of performance.
  • Responsible for all NE region monthly reporting related to commercial KPIs, financials, FTEs, and headcount to the Region and Group.
  • Monitor ongoing financial performance, provide updates, and help initiate corrective actions and support forecasts as required.
  • Managing the small NESO Finance team of 2 talented Business Partners helping them grow and develop.
In addition also part of
  • Be a valued business partner for the NE functional Directors providing analytical insights based on commercial KPIs, trading data, and knowledge of projects and activities.
  • Help develop and maintain financial models within NE Finance and help create business cases to support key decisions including pricing strategies, investments, and identifying actionable opportunities and insights, and help highlight risks.
  • Drive process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the finance function in close collaboration with the Finance Director and help implement new procedures and systems as required for the Region and Group.
  • Help drive the BI agenda for the finance function to ensure continued delivery of insights based on data and facts.
  • Ad-hoc projects, reporting, and analysis related to Group, Region, or Markets.
At Specsavers
As our new colleague you’ll work at our NESO office in Nordhavn. Our new office features many collaborative spaces and a stunning rooftop terrace with breathtaking city and harbour views.
  • Join our global team of friendly, talented, and passionate colleagues. Enjoy a competitive salary package with perks such as pensions, health insurance, free eye care vouchers, and more.
  • Grow in your role with free access to online learning, monthly one-on-one discussions with your manager, personalised development plans, and increased responsibility.
  • We offer a fun work environment with great coffee, laughter, table tennis tournaments, birthday surprises, holiday celebrations, virtual Friday quizzes, and more.
What are we looking for?
We are looking to welcome an analytical, positive colleague with logical problem-solving skills and a person who can build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ideally with knowledge or experience from the retail industry or curious to learn.
We imagine you have
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance, Economics, or related fields, master’s degree preferred.
  • 5-8 years of experience in an FP&A function with strong exposure to management accounting and reporting, preferably in the retail industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to model outcomes with a degree of abstraction to support decision-making. Detail-oriented but being able to elevate and see the big picture.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills with the ability to engage effectively with colleagues at all levels, including non-finance colleagues.
  • Team working skills and ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ticks all your boxes? Then apply today
To apply, please send us your CV using the button below. We want to respect your time, so including an application letter is optional. Feel free to apply as soon as possible.
Please avoid including any photos or references to your age in your CV. It contributes to a fairer and more unbiased assessment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible team you’ll be joining and our shared goals as a family business, visit our pages: This is who we are, and This is what we do.
Any questions?
Do you have any questions or want information about this role? Feel free to contact Recruitment Partner, Liv Facius on mail: liv.facius@specsavers.com.
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Om Louis Nielsen

Louis Nielsen startede med en enkelt butik i Aalborg tilbage i 1978. I 1994 blev han udstødt af optikerbranchen, da han nægtede at rette ind efter den overpris forbrugerne blev tvunget til at betale. Louis Nielsen mente, at alle borgere havde ret til et par briller til en rimelig pris.

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