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Finance Graduate

Salary notes: 
£28,000 plus benefits
Job/scheme locations: 
St Albans
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Assessment exercises will be held via Skype in June/July 2020. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Function: Finance

The Finance function operates within our commercial and central functions in Head Office, our Shared Service Centre in Manchester and at our manufacturing sites. It is focused on providing insightful information to enable informed, timely and agile decision making across the business and to maintain strong financial control across the Group.

What will I be doing?

Joining our Graduate programme will see you gaining a broad exposure to the different faces of Finance, across a number of roles, these will primarily be at head office, and also at our Shared Service Centre in Manchester and/or at one of our manufacturing sites, so a willingness to travel/relocate is a must. They will include business partnering across sales, marketing and procurement, providing financial support by analysing performance and areas for improvement and accounting at Central Finance level and gaining exposure to Executive level management.

As we are both ACCA and CIMA accredited partners, we will fund your CIMA/ACCA studies, provide support and study leave and help you to create a personal development plan to give you a head start in your career.

What do we look for?

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • 3 A Levels
  • Degree qualified (Finance / Accounting, Economics, Maths, Engineering preferred but not essential) 2:1 minimum achieved (or expected)
  • An understanding of the UK FMCG/Retail sectors
  • Clear career aspirations demonstrated through employment or work experience/placement
  • Experience of working within a Finance Department is desirable
  • Analytical and highly numerate - extremely detail conscious
  • The right to work in the UK and English speaking
  • UK driving licence
  • Experience of leadership roles across sports, hobbies or other interests
  • Strong Communicator both oral and written
  • Skilled in Microsoft Suite
  • Prepared to undertake professional study over a three-year period to gain a CIMA or ACCA qualification (fully funded by us)

What can you expect?

  • £28k and attractive benefits package including: 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays, pension scheme, life assurance, employee discount scheme including travel, food and shopping discounts.
  • A real community of like-minded fellow graduates
  • Your base will be St Albans AL1 2RE and you will need to be prepared to relocate here: you may be required to spend time in other locations with overnight stays which maybe ad hoc evenings or longer periods during your monthly placements - at least one of the three 12 month rotations may be at a site or at PBS in Manchester.
  • Sponsored professional development
  • A Business Mentor
  • More than 10 days of off-job development workshops covering such topics as communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Invitations to social events and executive networking opportunities. Our graduates are sociable and enjoy informal dinners and drinks and have the opportunity to attend more formal events such as charity dinners and sales conferences.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
Days' holiday: 
25 days

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: