“When a role became available, I jumped at the chance to apply.”
Why did you apply to work for us?
My previous employer advised boohoo in the run up to their stock market floatation in 2014. I spent a lot of time on site working with the boohoo finance team and when a role became available, I jumped at the chance to apply.
What’s the best thing about working for us?
Fantastic colleagues, flexible working hours, onsite canteen serving a wide range of food and an onsite gym offering free classes, to name a few.
How would you describe the culture?
Nimble, progressive, rewarding.
What do you get up to in your role? What makes it different compared with other similar roles you’ve had?
Numbers, numbers, numbers…! We produce a wide range of financial reporting for both internal and external stakeholders. We also focus on financial controls, ensuring suitable processes and procedures are in place to mitigate risk. The main difference compared to my previous role is that I don’t have to wear a suit to the office anymore.
How has your career developed since you’ve worked here?
I joined as a ‘Financial Accountant’ when we were one brand. Seven years later I’ve progressed to ‘Head of Financial Reporting’ and we’re now 13 brands strong (and counting…).
What’s been your biggest achievement/proudest moment so far?
The group recently acquired nine brands in the space of two years – integrating these into our existing systems and reporting processes on tight timelines was a significant undertaking, all whilst largely working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions. Being part of a great team meant we got the job done.
What makes someone successful here?
Agility – we’re a fast-growing organisation which brings change and challenge. The ability to work with colleagues across teams in order to drive the continuous improvement of processes and procedures is key.
What do you think makes us unique as an employer?
The variety – as well as my day job I’ve had chance to be an extra in a football focussed marketing shoot, be a ‘fit model’ for the boohooMAN buying team and strut my stuff as a ‘model’ on the catwalk at our Annual Strategy Day. Not something most finance professionals can claim…!
Describe working here in 3 words.
Fun. Friendly. Flexible.