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Finance Graduate Scheme 2017

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  • Region:
    South West
  • Location:
    Support Centre (Taunton)
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  • Closing Date:
    26 May 2017
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Finance Graduate Scheme 2017

At Debenhams, the passion and ambition of our people has been shaping who we are for more than 200 years.

Debenhams is a major employer with around 30,000 staff in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China, Bangladesh and Denmark, plus thousands more who work in our franchise stores around the world.

We are committed to attracting, retaining and growing the very best talent in the industry.  We are constantly expanding in the UK, internationally and digitally, and need the best talent to help us achieve our goals.

Everyone is someone at Debenhams, who will you be?

Working within our Finance division initially starting in Taunton Somerset, you'll be part of the team who manage all of our finance shared services and financial accounting. Here we control the company's management accounting, external financial accounting, taxation, accounts payable and other financial processes of the overall organisation. You'll be dealing with a wide range of contacts, including suppliers, concessions and internal customers ensuring all financial matters are settled quickly and efficiently.

With great qualifications and lots of ambition, you can go straight into a role within a dynamic Finance team. You will be a Trainee Finance Analyst with real responsibilities in one of the teams. This gives you the chance to influence and add value to Debenhams' commercial decision-making processes from day one, undertake accounting activities as well as developing your personal skills. As you are exposed to each of the different areas within the division, you'll develop and gain confidence and our combination of hands-on training and support to pursue professional qualifications will provide you with an excellent foundation for launching your career.  Following a successful placement you will have the opportunity to work within our London Support Centre as part of the business partnering finance teams, therefore experiencing all areas of Finance.

Candidate Requirements:

We're looking for ambitious, hardworking individuals with a lively sense of humour to fit into our team. The ability to communicate effectively is a pre-requisite, as you'll be dealing with a variety of people at different levels across the business. You also need to have a questioning approach and the confidence to challenge established ways of working. Highly numerate and analytical, you should have strong Excel skills and be comfortable with other IT systems, including Access and PowerPoint.

We look for people with a good understanding of business environments and a sound level of commercial awareness. You are currently studying at degree level in either Accounting & Finance, Business, Economics or a related subject, and must be predicted a minimum 2:2. In addition, you need a suitable A Level or equivalent qualification in a numerate subject.

Part of this process will include an online numeracy based test.  Successful candidates will be interviewed on 11th July 2017.  Start dates will be August 2017.


This role is based in our Taunton Support Centre, Bedford House, Park Street, TA1 4DB.

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  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 25% discount (after qualifying period)
  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Onsite subsidised restaurant
  • Access to excellent in house training that will really progress your career!