Selfridges are looking for a Finance Analyst to support the Finance Team in providing effective financial challenge and support to their business partners. This will be achieved via accurate, timely management and financial reporting information that will support their business partners on risks and opportunities within their function and enable informed decision making which will help drive improved performance and profitability.
A Finance Analyst is responsible for ensuring that accurate, timely, and relevant financial information is delivered to their business partners to support an understanding of performance, excellent cost control and to aid with profit driving commercial decision making. In order to do this, you will support the management accounts process, including the preparation of the management accounts as well as an understanding of the key drivers of performance. You will also be involved in the budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring that appropriate and realistic financial targets are set for the area of the business that you support. Finally, you will build a strong understanding of the business that will allow you to perform ad hoc analysis, highlighting risks and opportunities as well as facilitate key decision making that will add value and drive profitability.
The Ideal Candidate
As well as being a Part or Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA, ACCA, 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.
Your Career At Selfridges
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.