Finance at Hastings Direct

In Finance, we’re involved in every project across the company, assessing business cases, evaluating cost against benefits and giving final authorisation. This means we’re right at the heart of the business, ensuring it’s prepared to meet its objectives as it continues to change and grow.

To succeed here, you’ll need a proactive approach, with a keen eye for detail, a focus on accuracy and strong numerical skills. You’ll also need to be a decision-maker, with the ability to see the bigger picture.

We operate in a business that’s always evolving to stay ahead of the market, so we’re constantly exposed to change. This dynamic atmosphere encourages personal and professional development - in fact, some of our senior managers started in one of our teams. So, join us and you’ll find we’re not a typical finance department - there’s a real buzz that comes from the passion our people have for their work.

Our Finance teams

  • arrow-down cross Financial Accounting
  • arrow-down cross Financial Planning and Analysis
  • arrow-down cross Operational
  • arrow-down cross Reporting
  • arrow-down cross Finance Systems
  • arrow-down cross Tax
  • arrow-down cross Treasury and Banking

Where our teams are based

Not all of our teams operate from all of our offices. Below you can see the offices in which these teams are based.

Meet some of the team

Adam, Payable and Receivables Team

I joined Hastings Direct in 2010 as a Sales Agent straight out of College and after a few different roles in Sales, moved to the Finance team. I have been supported by the business to complete my CIMA (accounting) qualification and this has led to me doing a variety of roles I otherwise wouldn’t of had the opportunity to do. Within these roles there has been great encouragement to collaborate with various parts of the business and be involved in some interesting projects. I have always found Hastings Direct keen to promote from within where possible and there are always plenty of internal opportunities to develop.

Sally, Financial Accounts Manager

I joined Hastings Direct in 1999 and over the years, I’ve seen the culture develop into a friendly and co-operating environment, which makes it a great atmosphere. We’re not the stereotypical dull finance department - we’re a lively and collaborative team where everyone’s always happy to help, including senior management. I value this sociable environment, because it makes work far more pleasurable. There are many development opportunities here. I’ve always felt empowered and encouraged to put forward my own ideas and to shape my own role and team. I personally have moved into a managerial role and I’ve seen many colleagues develop and progress.

Joshua, Finance Graduate

I have been on the Finance Graduate programme for 7 months working in the Financial Accounts Team. My first rotation was extremely rewarding - working on a variety of projects and regularly cooperating with senior leaders. It has been a great opportunity to develop my technical knowledge and understanding of the wider business. One of the best things about the Finance Graduate programme is being part of the agile and fast paced culture; there is always something new and exciting. Moreover, I receive great study support for my company funded ACCA qualification – it’s the perfect platform to kickstart my career!