Finance Manager - Treasury
Finance Manager – Treasury
Selfridges is a social centre where everyone is welcome. We surprise, amaze and amuse our customer’s every day by doing the unexpected, celebrating those special moments and inspiring one another. We are the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience unrivalled with products and services ranging from high street to high end.
We are looking for a Finance Manager – Treasury to be based in our new offices in Leicester, This will play a key role in providing an internal treasury service, liaising with Group Treasury in Canada, through the coordination and administration of the Company’s treasury function including cash flow forecasting, borrowing, foreign exchange and banking arrangements.
KNOW THE ROLE
Reporting directly into the Financial Controller and managing an Analyst, you will fully own all treasury activity of the business, including borrowings, cash and FX. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate accounting records for all Treasury activity including reconciliations for all bank accounts and the reconciliation of all stores’ tender transactions.
The role also involves the preparation of robust, short- and medium-term cashflow forecasts. As the business continues to grow, this role will also be involved in providing support alongside the Financial Controller in the implementation of new payment methods and tender types – both instore and online. You will ensure all treasury polices are robust and up to date along with driving efficiencies in the reporting and forecasting process.
Key business partners internally will be the wider finance team, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Business Controls, Selfridges Group finance team and you will work closely with these teams to drive accurate reporting. Externally you will have a wide range of partners who provide foreign exchange and payment services.
KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Your passion and confidence will set you apart. Whilst consulting with business stakeholders you will take real pride in delivering a personalised and professional service. You’ll have genuine passion for finance and out with a natural curiosity to discover and explore more, driving ways of working with the team.
The ideal candidate will be fully qualified and operating at Finance Manager Level, ideally within a retail environment or a fast past paced commercial environment. Excellent attention to detail is a must, developed from a technical accounting background. Experience of Oracle E-Business Suite and Coda is advantageous as is the ability to build strong relationships across different levels and functions. You will also have strong excel skills, the ability to build, create and analyse business reports and the ability to work to tight high profile deadlines. Treasury, FX and cash experience is essential and the ability to work cross functionally to deliver and successfully implement commercial changes.
Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909.
The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business. With the store being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.
With our Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away. An exciting example of this is our investment programme which is underway in our Oxford Street store and has already seen us open the revolutionary Body Studio and the first phase of our new Designer Studio, providing customers with cutting-edge and progressive designer fashion in a creative and dynamic environment. In November 2016 we opened phase one of our new Accessories Hall – the Northern Hall. Once completed, the 60,000 sq. ft. space will be our biggest destination. It will also include a new concept space, personalisation bar and eyewear destination. 2017 has more exciting plans to unveil.
Team members across our business strive to keep our Vision a reality through the values we live day to day and the stories we make, tell and share.