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Finance Analyst

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Finance Analyst

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

As a Finance Analyst you will:

Provide the Finance Manager with support for clear and detailed financial analysis on trading performance.

Analyse the weekly reports highlighting any risks or opportunities against budget based on efficiencies.

Support the production of monthly rolling forecast via creation of forward forecasts for relevant areas.

Be responsible for the production of monthly management accounts and supporting analysis.

Produce monthly KPI reports clearly understood by non-financial stakeholders with clear and concise commentary.

Use the month end KPI analysis to support finance manager highlight risks and opportunities

Timely and accurate preparation of relevant balance sheets.

Produce ad hoc analysis and reporting to support decision making.

Participate in 20:20 projects, tracking and reporting costs, understanding and challenging benefits from proposed projects.

 Work with the Finance manager to deliver challenging but achievable budgets, including phasing, articulating building blocks and drivers in line with timelines & deliverables.

Support in the production and delivery of clear and concise summaries of budget detail.

Identify opportunities and take ownership to improve processes in relevant areas.

Challenge the status quo and develops basic approaches leading to operational improvements.

Educate non-financial customers on the financial implications of their actions ensuring they understand the reason for processes and are able to adhere.

Seek systems and process automation efficiencies that provide cost effective solutions and excellent customer service including designing and implementing new tools and models.

Plan, prioritise and deliver work in a way that meets or exceeds business requirements and customer expectations

The Ideal Candidate

Part Qualified, and working towards an accountancy qualification or newly qualified (preferably CIMA or equivalent).

Able to work under pressure, manage and prioritise a diverse and competing workload ensuring deadlines are met.

Excellent in your communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to seek opportunities internally to influence or initiate courses of action or change relevant to the business and is prepared to present logical, evidenced arguments to support them.

Analytical and excel modelling skills with strong attention to detail.

Able to communicate complex financial process to non-financial customers.

Able to drive a proportion of own workload and initiatives through to completion.

Identifies and develops new ideas and challenges for business improvement.

Possesses a good level of awareness of commercial and business principles.

Demonstrates clear thinking and evaluates effective and efficient solutions for tasks in hand

Develops and builds professional relationships and demonstrates professionalism at all times to team and all stakeholders.


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

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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