Selfridges are looking for a Finance Analyst to support the Finance team in providing effective financial challenge and support to their Business Partners.
This individual will support the end to end management accounts process, support the end to end budgeting and forecasting process, evaluate the profitability and performance of strategic investment decisions, provide competitor analysis and insights, and assist the wider team on various ad-hoc requests from the Director of Finance and Managing Director.
KNOW THE ROLE
As a Finance Analyst you are responsible for ensuring that clear, accurate, timely, and relevant financial information is delivered to their stakeholders to support robust planning, excellent cost control and profit driving commercial decision making and investments. You will support the end to end management accounts process – ensuring clear, accurate, relevant and timely information is provided to all stakeholders and provide challenge where appropriate. You will support the end to end budgeting and forecasting process – establishing and communicating budget timelines/milestones with stakeholders, setting up and managing the business planning model, and identifying opportunities and risks while focusing on supporting the development of the 5 year plan.
KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
As well as being a Part or Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent), this role is perfect if you are strong at building working relationships with peers across the business allowing them to develop a clear and accurate view of financial performance in their area. Along with this, you will have a good understanding of excel and a desire to continue to grow and develop yourself in a challenging but exciting commercial finance department. You will also have experience working with accounting systems and manipulating outputs for management reporting.
KNOW THE SELFRIDGES STORY
Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909.
The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business. With the store being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.
With our Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away. An exciting investment programme is underway in our
Oxford Street store which has already seen us open the revolutionary Body Studio, earlier this year. A unique concept space presenting over 150 brands and more than 30,000 different styles edited together to transform the way women shop for Bodywear. And it doesn’t stop there. In July we opened the first phase of our new Designer Studio, providing customers with cutting-edge and progressive designer fashion in a creative and dynamic environment. In November 2016 we opened phase one of our new Accessories Hall – the Northern Hall. The 60,000 sq ft space will be our biggest destination. It also includes a new concept space, personalisation bar and eyewear destination.
Team members across our business strive to keep our Vision a reality through the values we live day to day and the stories we make, tell and share.
KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 27 days holiday, encouraging commission schemes, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount! For more information on the full list of benefits we offer, go to the Salary & Benefits page.