As we all co-own the business, our Finance team really makes sure it looks after the pennies. But it’s not just the pennies they look after. They manage and report on every aspect of our business, safeguarding our assets and operating appropriate financial controls. And as honesty and integrity are important to us, we’re strict about paying our suppliers and Partners on time. We also make sure we have the resources needed to fund our pension scheme – it’s not just a policy, but a principle.

Summer Work Experience Placements – August 2018

The Partnership’s Finance Operations team are running a two week Summer Work Experience Placement (SWEP) in August 2018.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who enjoy – and have the talent for – working with both people and numbers and have a keen interest in careers within Partnership Finance. Previous finance experience is not essential, but a working knowledge of core MS Office applications (including Excel and Word) is desirable.

Partnership Finance Operations are a team of more than 160 Partners who deliver core financial processing and accounting services for the John Lewis Partnership. We are a dynamic business service centre at the heart of the Partnership. With exposure across all of our brands (including John Lewis department stores, Waitrose and more), we thrive on making things better for the business and our Partners, with continuous improvement sitting at the heart of everything we do.

This is a competitive placement where spaces are limited. It is unpaid but you will receive a contribution towards travel and other expenses. The placement is open to both Partners and individuals outside of our business aged 18 or over. The placement will primarily be based in Bracknell but may include travel to other Partnership sites

Applicants must, therefore, have access to their own transport and be available to attend for the whole duration of the placement from Monday, August 13th, 2018 to Friday, August 24th (Monday to Friday).

The window for accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Work Placement will be from 11th June 2018 until midday 30th June 2018. If you are interested in applying please get in touch via Late applications will not be considered.

Decisions and any offers will be communicated from week commencing 02 July 2018.

Find out more about our Finance function below:

Why Finance at the John Lewis Partnership?

Here at the John Lewis Partnership, we’re transforming to create a Finance function that is truly world-class.

This is another step in our evolution, designed to ensure we’re creating great roles and careers for our Partners, whilst at the same time providing the business with the insight, challenge and control in order to deliver the Partnership’s Strategy. Our new organisation design allows us to be more agile and flexible, so we can continue to respond as our industry, and our world, changes.

As part of our transformation, we’re excited to bring together our previous divisional teams to create a single, unified Finance function to support both our brands – John Lewis and Waitrose.

Tell me more about the Finance function

It’s a fantastic time to join the Partnership. We have two very strong brands, John Lewis and Waitrose, and as the retail world is changing around us, we’re continually evolving our strategy and our proposition, to lead the way in meeting the needs of our customers and to stay ahead of our competitors.

The Finance function has a key role to play in supporting the business through the provision of insight, challenge and control, supporting business leaders to make more insightful decisions. Our Finance Partners will work in partnership with our stakeholders to drive performance based on the strategic challenge, advice and insight we can offer them.

What will I be doing?

Our John Lewis Partnership Finance team has an opportunity for every finance professional. Our function consists of centralised centres of excellence, each responsible for providing specialist finance-wide expertise to the business, as well as supporting smaller divisional teams of business partners within Waitrose and John Lewis.

Our teams include the Centre for Accounting, the Centre of Planning, Reporting and Analysis, and Internal Controls and Finance Projects, as well as teams focussed on Tax, Insurance and Treasury.

What skills and experience do I need?

Each role is different, and so as such when applying for roles do check out the essential and desirable skills required. We’re looking for candidates to join our evolving Finance function to help us support the business by providing insight, knowledge and control.

See all of our current Finance roles available on JLPJobs.

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