Finance Analyst FTC (Leicester)
Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…
Rewards and benefits
Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary.
Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or hybrid working
Generous annual leave that increases with length of service
Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations
Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies
Defined pension contribution scheme
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days
Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment
Subsidised gym memberships
Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes
A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme
Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members
Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development
Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail…
This role is a 12 month FTC
Selfridges’ finance team based in Leicester focuses on financial accounting, audit and accounting for a number of areas of the balance sheet, including fixed assets, debtors, creditors, cash, tax and pensions.
The Finance Analyst reports to the Finance Manager and assists with accounting across a broad range of areas, although with a particular focus on leases and property costs, and on assisting in the production of year-end statutory accounts.
As a Finance Analyst you will:
Account for Selfridges’ property costs across all its stores and offices, including producing forecasts, budgets, monthly management accounts and variance analysis.
Account for Selfridges’ property leases, ensuring the correct application of IFRS 16.
Assist the Finance Manager with the production of year-end financial statements and management of the external audit process.
Assist the Finance Manager and the wider Leicester finance team with accounting and reporting relating to debtors, creditors, cash, tax and pensions.
Work on system and process improvement projects, particularly those relating to improving our accounting for fixed assets.
Be an active member of the finance team in the Leicester office; working on ad-hoc projects and pitching in and helping out across the team as required.
This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business
The Ideal Candidate
A qualified accountant, or part qualified and in the later stages of qualifying, with experience of producing financial accounts under IFRS and of dealing with auditors.
Knowledgeable of the requirements for accounting for leases under IFRS 16.
Experienced in producing management accounts, budgets and forecasts.
Experienced in developing and improving systems, working procedures and processes.
Have strong analytical and Excel skills with experience in working with large quantities of data from multiple sources.
Be either from a strong retail background or have experience of working within a fast paced, commercial environment.
Able to work under pressure and manage a diverse and competing workload ensuring deadlines are met.
Highly organised and efficient.
About the Company
Everyone is welcome
Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.
Our awards cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times.