Finance Manager - Digital

Selfridges & Co
London, UK
21 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Responsibility

This role is responsible for ensuring that clear, accurate, timely, reporting and analysis is delivered to their business partner(s) to support robust planning, excellent cost control and profit driving commercial decision making and investments.

In conjunction with ad-hoc decision making the role is responsible for ensuring production of management accounts for their business area(s) understanding providing insight on historic performance, highlighting risk and opportunities and having a clear understanding of their balance sheet. The role is also has a responsibility to leading and supporting their business partner(s) through the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Deliver the monthly management accounts to budget holders - with robust variance analysis support to enable relevant questioning of potential risks and opportunities
  • Build the annual Budget/Forecast & 5 year Plan for their area of focus, under the broader direction of their Senior Finance Manager
  • Be conversant with the relevant KPIs of their business partner, financial and non-financial and how these impact financial results
  • Identify and develop appropriate and timely analysis to deliver further insight to their business partners, thus enabling them to manage their areas profitably
  • Prepare business cases in the application for funds/capital, and complete post investment review, considering the wider implications on the business outside of their immediate area of expertise
  • Complete commercial analysis of various cost / benefit scenarios considering and suggesting the opportunities for improved productivity
  • Some roles may require the management and development of one or more individuals
  • Build effective working relationships with stakeholders across the business
  • To represent the finance community in line with the Selfridges values and embed into the teams ways of working
  • Understand and support the delivery of the Selfridges Strategy and initiatives
  • To contribute towards the creation and delivery of the Finance People Plan
The Ideal Candidate
  • Held a number of previous roles across a broad spread of finance areas
  • Sound business knowledge preferably retail
  • Qualified - CIMA/ACCA/ICAEW or international equivalent
  • Curious, analytical and numerate
  • Clear and confident questioning style, with the potential to influence customers
  • Competently applies their technical qualification and ethics to the situations at hand, seeking out assistance where needed
  • Good verbal and written presentation skills, able to adapt their style to the audience
  • Acts with authenticity, honesty and integrity
  • Works effectively and collaboratively cross functionally
  • Flexible in work style able to reprioritise effectively according to the changing demands of the business
  • Where relevant - a credible man manager able to develop and motivate a young and less experienced team/individual
Your Career At Selfridges

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!'


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