Finance Analyst

  • Job Reference: 66773
  • Date Posted: 1 November 2023
  • Employer: Marks and Spencer
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  • Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Benefits
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Fully woven into the DNA of M&S, our Finance team plays a fundamental role in setting the pace for our key business decisions, shaping our budgets, analysing our sales, managing costs and making sure our most vital statistics and data are absolutely accurate.

Within the Salford Quays Finance Service Centre, we are moving beyond a shared service centre; we play a critical part in the M&S One Finance Team' and are heading towards our ambition to become a centre of excellence - there's never been a better time to be part of our team!

What's in it for you

Being a part of M&S is exactly that - becoming a part and playing your part. We're an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values.

Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special

  • 20% Colleague discount on most things from furniture, fashion and food.
  • A first-class welcome to M&S with a tailored induction and a wide range of training schemes to help with your learning and development. Having options to progress is something we're proud of at M&S.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days!
  • Amazing perks and discounts via our M&S Choices website. Including GymSave - that offers up to 25% off Gym Memberships and the option to become an M&S Shareholder using our ShareSave & ShareBuy Schemes
  • Charity Volunteer Day - A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity.
  • A very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Every colleague at M&S has access to a fantastic range of wellbeing support - this includes access to our 24/7 Virtual GP, PAM Assist to support you & your family as well as many other schemes
  • Full study support for CIMA/ACCA

What you'll do

Your key accountabilities will include:

  • Responsible for preparation of financial reports, providing accurate financial data for analysis and commentary, working closely with finance colleagues and business divisions to support strategic decision making
  • Driving increased insight through analysis to identify trends, challenge assumptions and make recommendations to deliver business benefit
  • Ensuring a strong financial control environment is maintained
  • Troubleshooting solutions to business unit queries and proactively taking action to resolve any complex issues
  • Driving operational improvements, identifying efficiencies, and implementing them

Who you are

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Using data and analysis to solve problems
  • Confident, clear, and effective communicator

Everyone's welcome

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That's why we're revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.