Workstream Finance Manager


Job Introduction

We are looking for a Work stream Finance Manager to work within our 2020 Programme. Programme 2020 is our exciting business transformation programme within Selfridges which consists of 5 work streams and is underpinned by investment in IT infrastructure, new applications, staff training & development programs, and process improvement.

Know The Role

The successful person in our Work stream Finance Manager position will ensure provision of accurate and timely financial and management accounting information on multiple work-streams within a £185m investment programme. Supporting the programme manager and business lead, this role should help ensure the projects within the programme remain on track and in budget, and that forecasted costs are reported accurately and timely to the Director of Finance for month end, forecasting and budgeting cycles, as well as ad hoc reporting and analysis.

Know What We're Looking For

The chosen individual in this role will have a recognised accountancy qualification, experience of accounting for IT and non IT projects across both capex and opex with time sheeting resources. The successful candidate will have a high standard of accuracy with excellent attention to detail. Alongside this ability to work under pressure and being commercially aware with the ability to appreciate the impact of decisions on financials is key.

About The Company

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 selfridges.com 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.