Finance Analyst-Stores

Job Reference: selfridges/TP/49014/599
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 09/12/2018
Job Category: Finance
Region / Division: London - Wigmore Street
Location: London

Job Introduction

Selfridges are looking for a Finance Analyst to support the London Finance team in providing effective financial challenge and support to their Business Partners.

This individual will support the end to end management accounts process, budgeting and forecasting processes, evaluate the profitability and performance of strategic investment decisions, directly support the store and restaurants team, and assist the wider finance team on various ad-hoc requests from the business. 

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 commercial decision making. You will support the end to end month end management accounts process – ensuring accurate and timely information is provided to all stakeholders and providing relevant challenge where appropriate. You will also support the end to end budgeting and forecasting process – establishing and communicating budget timelines/milestones with stakeholders, working on budget presentation packs for executive audiences, and building detailed budget cost models.   There will also be the requirement to work flexibly, in supporting the business stakeholder with pieces of ad hoc analysis and financial modelling.

Know What We're Looking For

We are looking for a Part Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) or somebody progressing towards achieving one of these qualifications.  We are also looking for someone with previous experience working in a finance team, with 2+ years’ experience preferable.

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.

About The Company

We are 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.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘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. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work