Making data add up

What we do

We’re one team of talented individuals with many different areas of expertise. Finance business partners work with all areas of the business to support decision making, analyse performance, challenge thinking and develop business plans for next week, next year and beyond. We also work with external parties like banks and auditors to make sure that we have a robust set of accounts and a really healthy cash flow and strong balance sheet.

The difference we make

The financial data we deliver helps the business to make better and faster decisions. From a finance business partner perspective, we excel at understanding commercial performance. We don’t just do numbers.

Now that’s interesting

Two of our finance business partners are world ranking CIMA qualified accountants and three of our reporting analysts have successfully gained their Qlik certification (we’re very proud of them). When completing professional qualifications within our finance department, you can choose your awarding body, be that ACCA, CIMA, the list goes on . There are also a variety of roles you can progress into, not limited to any particular, specialist area of finance.

A place to grow

We believe in building people’s skills and competencies through on-the-job learning as well as apprenticeship programmes, from Level 3 Assistant Accountant to Level 7 Accounting Professional. Plus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop through projects, secondments and by supporting other departments with major project work. All of which will help you gain a good grounding across every area of finance. 

Why you should join us

Whether you’re a finance manager, an accountant or an analyst, a career in finance at wilko places you at the heart of a business with a financial conscience. We don’t ask ‘can we do this?’, we ask ‘should we do this?’, because we want to always show we care and do the right thing to protect our business and the wellbeing of others. And that’s special. It stems from being family-run, rather than a corporate, and living and breathing our values every day. These are things that set us apart from our competitors. We believe in each other. We support each other. At wilko, finance is an integral part of the machine, rather than just a service function.

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