Finance Graduate

Posted 21 June 2022
Contact NameEmerging Talent

Job description

Who are we? 


We're a top 10 UK clothing, footwear and homeware digital retailer based in Manchester. Our retail brands include JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers. 


We are looking for several Graduates to join our three-year scheme within our Finance division. You will rotate around Group Finance, Commercial Finance and Finance for Financial Services to get a wider understanding of the function and understand the possibilities the world of Finance has to offer.


The role and responsibilities


The role offers a fantastic opportunity for self-motivated individuals that are keen to grow their understanding and base knowledge across Finance in this rapidly growing and evolving organisation.


Finance: Financial Services: within this department, you will support a variety of tasks that helps our Financial Services division to secure funding that enables us to offer credit to underserved customers, whilst also getting involved in creating the end-to-end accounts.

Group Finance: within this department, you will broaden your understanding of all the teams that keep our business moving forward and on track, by getting in involved with tasks relating to month-end reporting, through to Group consolidation, external audits, processing payments to employees and suppliers, and tax and treasury.

Commercial Finance: within this department, you will learn about how Finance supports the wider business by providing effective financial insight to make commercially sound decisions; identifying with divisional leaders’ ways in which we can make money and save money. Getting involved in the operations, you’ll gain insight to finance business partnering, strategic and tactical decision making, budgeting, forecasting and strategic business planning.


What you will need to succeed: 


  • Minimum Maths GCSE
  • A commercial and numerical mindset
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office product suite, particularly Excel i.e. Pivot Tables and V-Lookups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A methodical, analytical approach and great problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player who could work collaboratively with other members of the team, wider Finance, and key stakeholders.
  • A true collaborator with a positive and supportive approach and able to work off your own initiative.
  • Desire to qualify as an accountant!

What will you get?


Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives.


As a Graduate, you will receive a competitive salary with incremental increases across 36 months based on your performance. We will also sponsor you to gain a Finance qualification (CIMA or ACCA) and support you throughout. You’ll be part of N Brown’s Graduate programme, following a comprehensive learning and development plan including power skills workshops, sessions with our Executive Board, receive a dedicated mentor and more, as well as be part of our wider Emerging Talent community! You’ll be part of our bonus scheme, pension scheme, life assurance as well as receive 24 days holiday including bank holidays. Alongside this, you will also receive fantastic employee discount on our products, access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!


How to apply?


Interested? Click on Apply now and submit your CV and cover letter today! If successful, the next stage will be an ability test and following this a face-to-face assessment centre. This role is for a September 2022 start.