Finance 3 Month Summer Internship

Syston, Leicester
Not advertised
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Intern
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Here at Dunelm, our Finance teams support our trading teams to make the best commercial decisions, collates customer transactions, balances the books, and manages procurement. We also analyse financial data to identify patterns, trends and opportunities that we can use to help us grow.

Want to dive into the ever-changing, always-business-critical world of Finance at Dunelm? Dunelm have an exciting opportunity for two interns to join their busy Finance team this summer. As a summer intern, you will be given a 12-week project/task to complete for the relevant business area you will be supporting.

During your 12 weeks…

During your internship you will have the opportunity to experience a range of key departments where you will learn more about how crucial the Finance team are at Dunelm. Different departments include;

Financial Accounting/ Management Accounts:
              - Be involved with Month End reporting and variance analysis
              - Understand balance sheet reconciliations and the importance behind them
              - Be exposed to investigation and analysis within Financial Accounting

Financial Operations:
              - Dive into the world of banking which includes reconciliation, customer service     
              queries, Loomis change queries and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).
              - Ensuring we pay our suppliers both accurately and on a timely basis, including
              carrying out supplier statement reconciliations, investigating any anomalies such as
              prices differences or good received but not invoiced, and ad hoc analysis.
              - Get involved with Non Stock processes which includes mailboxes, processing,
              statement reconciliation and expense queries.

             - Jump into the world of tax including tax computation, VAT analysis, research &
                development return & product file review.

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A):

- Assist with the forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning processes
              - Support the external communication of our financial performance to our 
              - Get involved in analysis of macro-factors and how they could impact Dunelm’s

Business Finance:
              - Provide insight and analysis into business performance
              - Dive into planning for the short term and long term (e.g. buying or supply chain)
              - Support decision making and investment appraisal

You could also be exposed to:

Deliverables Liaison:
              - Be involved with attending all catch up meetings & chase people on deliverables as
              well as organising the deliverables review sessions- seeing first-hand what an audit
              process looks like

Annual Reports:
              - Collating numbers for the front half of the Annual Report and co-ordinate back up
              information for audit purposes.
              - Be exposed to the sustainability analysis for Annual Report and regulatory

What we are looking for:

  • Passion for Finance
  • Currently enrolled in a BSc or MSc or graduated.
  • Able to demonstrate a clear desire to pursue Finance/ Accounting as a career
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to deadlines.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Comfortable working with limited direction
  • Proven ability to work across organisations with effective communications
  • A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills: the ability to effectively interact with others
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently.

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Dunelm is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of our customers and locations. We recognise the value in diversity and welcome applications from all candidates regardless of sex, age, race, religion, ability, gender or sexual identity, socio-economic background or education. We are committed to making Dunelm a place where everyone can enjoy a successful career and have systems in place to support all our staff. We are seeking applications from candidates who share our values and celebrate diversity in all its forms.


At Dunelm, we love homes and are just as obsessed by the products that go in them. We’re the UK’s no. 1 homewares retailer offering our customers over 300,000 products to enhance every room in their home. We focus on style, quality and value and are always working hard to make our customers’ lives a little easier.

We’re a multichannel retailer with over 170 superstores, four high street stores and a market leading website,, featuring extended ranges and delivery convenience (Home Delivery, Collect+, Reserve & Collect) via multi-device functionality and our own delivery fleet.

We are really proud of our business culture and we like to do things our own way. We’re committed to our suppliers and making Dunelm a great place to work for our colleagues.

We’ve rapidly grown to be the UK’s No 1 retailer in soft furnishings and all while remaining family owned. This makes a big difference to our culture. We’re close-knit and supportive – a real home from home.

Of course, we’re in retail, so we’re not pretending you won’t have to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in. You will. But if you’re 100% committed and really care about our products, you’ll find a lot of love here. Not least the freedom to play to your strengths.

With Support Sites in Leicester and London, A Distribution Centre in Stoke, Contact Centre in Manchester and our Home Delivery Depots based around the UK - there’s bound to be a home for you here.

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