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About the team

Retail is detail - and the detail is in the numbers. The Very Group in Ireland has annual turnover in excess of €100m with over 500k customers of our Littlewoods Ireland brand. Our Finance team, based in Blanchardstown, Dublin, don’t just crunch the numbers. Every day we work at supporting the wider business to achieve its objectives through collaboration and analysis. This role is an exciting addition to the Finance team in Littlewoods Ireland and will play a pivotal role in building out the analytical capabilities while influencing and shaping strategic decisions to grow our business at pace and scale.

This role reports to our Senior Finance Manager for The Very Group in Ireland and with our new digital ways of flexible working, the successful candidate can be based at either our Dublin HQ at Blanchardstown or at Group HQ in Speke, Liverpool.

About the role

The FP&A Accountant will undertake budgeting, forecasting and analyses for the Littlewoods Ireland brand, that provides senior management of the Very Group in Ireland with business cases and information to make major operational, financial and strategic decisions.

On a week to week basis, this will look like…

Provides forecasting and planning by taking the inputs from commercial analysis and translating these into outlooks and projections to enable better decision-making for the Directors of the business

Analysys and explains historical performance and forecast future results, highlighting trends, patterns, insights that informs future financial decision-making to maximize sales, cash and margin

Completes the bi-annual budget cycle in timely and accurate way to reflect and inform the strategic decisions of the business

Completes timely and accurate weekly outlooks to identify any risks and opportunities to the EBITDA of the business to support the Finance Director when presenting to the Board of Directors

Provides analysis and updates on strategic and cost saving initiatives to inform the Managers and Directors on progress to target


You will be a qualified accountant, working in Industry for the past three years and you will also have solid experience of delivering within an FP&A role.

You possess powerful critical thinking ability. Your analytical skills are your superpower and your wizardry with tools like Business Objects, Excel or Power BI means that you can provide amazing reporting capability that interprets figures into meaningful insight, providing your stakeholders with potential future outcomes with clarity and accuracy. You thrive at cutting through complexity, problem solving with alacrity and can inform, empower, and influence your stakeholders with your strong communication skills. You are highly curious and commercially minded and thrive on delivering results within a fast-paced retail and customer focused environment. You build relationships though connecting and collaborating, and perhaps have experience of operating in Finance In a group structure or business partnering.

You possess the ability to set your own high standards and need little direction to get going. You engage your powers of planning, organizing and prioritization that enables you to deliver to plan. You’re action oriented and will get stuck-in when needed. You take pride in your work and are careful with detail.

Your curiosity feeds your natural desire for learning new things, you own your development and invest time and effort in building your skills and capabilities. You may even have an interest in fashion and current trends. We’re a collaborative bunch who enjoy working and playing together. We’re proud of our role in Irish culture and community, sponsoring the GAA Hurling Championship and you’ll be eager to get involved in our team and customer events.


About Us

We’re The Very Group, home to, and and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

We’re the UK and Ireland's largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, and we’ve been helping customers say yes when it matters most for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve consistently reinvented our business to adapt to economic conditions and industry changes – going from bricks, to clicks, to mobile.

But despite our passion for reinvention, we’ve never wavered from our purpose; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It means giving our customers the brands they love, an outstanding shopping experience and flexible ways to spread the cost.

We’ve continued to deliver for our customers throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – and we’ve done it by transforming the way we work.

We’re fired up for the future and the next stage in our development. We’ll give customers access to more great brands for themselves and their families, a seamless shopping experience and even more control of their finances through innovation in flexible ways to pay.

Ready to reinvent? Get in touch.

How to apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about Financial forecasting, budgeting and analysis looking for their next career move. If you're interested to find out more, please contact Louise O'Brien in the People Team ( at The Very Group Ireland or apply online. Closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please note that the local Dublin People Team are managing this vacancy directly.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or membership of the travelling community.

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