The team supports both the High Street and Travel businesses, plus whsmith.co.uk. And that’s not all. With franchises, new acquisitions, the International business and Funky Pigeon, Finance is wide-ranging, with a huge impact on business decisions. From long-term planning to in-store promotions, our experts have a say in most things. All this makes Finance a great place to learn, explore and progress. There are plenty of opportunities to move between teams and to influence senior leaders.
Within the Commercial Finance teams, everything depends on the overall trading environment and our competitors. It’s fast-paced and you never know what will happen next.
Our Financial Accounting teams are the engine room of the business. They manage business risk, handle invoices and pay suppliers, produce the balance sheet and ultimately manage cash flow. In short, this department is absolutely key to the business.
Our Stores Finance teams work closely with our Stores Directors and Regional Business Managers, helping them manage their P&L and analysing regional trends. Attention to detail and a gift for creating partnerships across the business are vital if you want to excel.
Whichever team you join, you need to thrive on change. Retail moves very quickly and we must make decisions fast. Even with routine accounting cycles, we have to be ready for anything. As the market transforms and evolves, quick reactions can make all the difference.