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Finance Manager - Stock

Finance Manager - Stock

Job Introduction

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… 

Role Responsibility

Key Purpose

The Finance Analyst role will have the responsibility of supporting the Finance Manager and the wider team in understanding the stock position, including the end to end process of stock purchasing, stock provisions, stock loss and stock movement. They will have a curious mind which will enable them question current processes and make improvements to ensure we are accurately reporting and valuing stock. The individual will support the management accounts process, support budgeting and forecasting process, and provide analysis and insights. In addition, the individual will assist the wider team in ad hoc requests from the cross functional teams.



Key Responsibilities

  • To produce timely, detailed and clear analysis to support the business in understanding our stock position
  • To pro actively seek to improve processes surrounding the transfer of stock around the business
  • To set up and manage stock forecasting to aid with the cash flow forecast
  • To contribute the month end routines of the management accounts including journal entry and balance sheet reconciliations
  • To identify risks and opportunities against budget and discuss how the risks can be mitigated and opportunities full capitalised
  • To undertake analysis for potential initiatives using financial modelling techniques
  • To become familiar with and report on KPIs, highlighting risks and opportunities
  • To support the budgeting and forecasting process
  • To interpret non-financial information and rework it into financial reports
  • To produce reports which are easily understood by non-financial people
  • To make recommendations to your line manager to improve reporting and analysis
  • To deal with queries and requests in a professional and timely manner
  • To participate in ad hoc projects as required
  • To work in a collaborative manner, sharing ideas and information with colleagues
  • To continually seek ways to improve own performance both technically and behaviourally
  • To represent the finance community in line with the Selfridges values
  • Understand and support the delivery of the Selfridges Strategy and initiatives

The Ideal Candidate

  • FMCG experience, preferably in retail
  • Working towards recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA)
  • High standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data
  • Able to organise own work and to take initiative
  • Resilient and able to manage a complex workload
  • Commercially aware
  • Customer focused and an ability to build good, cross functional, relationships
  • Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Experience of computerised accounting packages
  • Advanced Excel skills and computer literate in other core applications
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Proactive
  • Good team player



Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to achieving this.  Team members across our business maintain our vision through the values we live day-to-day and the unique Selfridges spirit we bring to every project.


Just as we create an extraordinary experience for our customers, we are dedicated to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work. Being part of the Selfridges community offers many opportunities and unique experiences. As Harry Gordon Selfridge once said, ‘There’s no fun like work!’

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. 



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