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Finance Analyst

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Finance Analyst

Role Responsibility

The Finance Analyst will have the responsibility of supporting the Finance Manager and the wider team in providing effective financial challenge and support to their business partners. The individual will support the end to end management accounts process, support end to end budgeting and forecasting process, evaluate the profitability and performance of strategic investment decisions, provide analysis and insights, and assist the wider team in ad hoc requests from their business partners

As a Finance Analyst, you will: 

•To produce timely, detailed and clear analysis to support the business area in understanding performance

•To provide clear and concise commentary on the performance, including recommendations to aid improvement

•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 the Finance 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

•Retail/FMCG experience

•Commercially aware

•Working towards recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA)

•High standard of accuracy with financial and statistical data

•Proactive and able to take initiative

•Able to manage own workload

•Customer focused and an ability to build good, cross functional, relationships

•Good communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills

•Advanced Excel skills and computer literate in other core applications

•Flexible and open to change

About the Company

Rewards and benefits 

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  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)

  • 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… 


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.   

To ensure every feels welcome, we offer support at every stage of the application and interview process.  Should you need it, please let your recruitment contact know and they will be more than happy to help.


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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