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Head of Finance

Posted 19 March by Selfridges & Co Featured Ended

Selfridges is a social centre where everyone is welcome. We surprise, amaze and amuse our customer’s everyday by doing the unexpected, celebrating those special moments and inspiring one another. We are the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience unrivalled with products and services ranging from high street to high end.

We are looking for a Head of Finance to join our leadership team in London working in the fastest growing area of the business, overseeing a team of Finance Managers and Analysts, reporting directly into our Director of Finance.


The purpose of this role is to act as key business partner looking after Supply Chain, Digital, Communications, Creative and Customer. The chosen person will provide an end to end service spanning planning, preparation of management accounts and associated variance analysis, commercial analysis and insight.

This will contribute to the annual budgeting/forecasting & five year plan along with overseeing monthly management accounts, with robust variance analysis support and strong customer relationship. You will be responsible for commercial analysis of cost / benefit scenarios ensuring best value for money for the business and will partner with departments including retail ops, customer and our 2020 transformation programme


Your passion and confidence will set you apart. Whilst consulting with business stakeholders you will take real pride in delivering a personalised and professional service. You’ll have genuine passion for finance and out with a natural curiosity to discover and explore more, driving ways of working with the team.

The ideal candidate will be fully qualified and operating at Head of Finance level or equivalent, with experience managing a large team and dealing with senior level stakeholders. Strong analytical and modelling skills are a must along with the ability to build excellent working relationships, driving the finance function forward with your commercial mindset.


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 30 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!


Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other. The story began when 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, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries. In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.

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