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Gross Margin Finance Associate

Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Gross Margin Associate to join our Financial Accounting Team. This is a great opportunity for a Graduate level individual to join our business and build career within our fantastic company.

At Sainsbury’s Argos, the great digital transformation is under way. It’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience, so our Finance teams are more important to us now than ever before. They’re the people who provide support across the business and help make the crucial decisions that will allow us to develop into a leading digital retailer.

We have joined Sainsbury’s in our journey to become a leading retail organisation and ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers.


The Financial Accounting Team will provide the financial controls to safeguard our business and provide accurate and insightful numbers to understand performance. This team provides assurance of accuracy of accounts, liaising with Audit and Sainsbury Group to provide understanding of company performance with an appetite to ensure risks and opportunities relating to sales and margin are identified, understood and mitigated where possible.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

Providing support to the Finance Analyst in analysing periodic spend.
Building effective relationships with multiple freight carriers, Buyers, Imports Operations teams and other colleagues.
Maintaining service invoice rates data within systems to ensure duty calculations are correct.
Ownership of Royalties & White Good Warranty provisions balance sheets, responsibility for liaising with the trading teams & Buyers regarding any queries and providing monthly reconciliations for Balance sheet reviews.
Other general accounting duties within the Gross Margin team. Support completion of accurate and representative financial statements.
Work on ad hoc projects.

Your skills & experience will include:

Graduate calibre professional ideally studying towards a professional accounting qualification – AAT / ACCA or CIMA.
Exposure working within a Finance team in a large organisation would be desirable but not essential.
Possess good inter-personal skills, have an empathetic nature and a good sense of humour.
Be enthusiastic, positive and have ability to proactively engage with key Finance and non-Finance stakeholders.
Be a team player with good presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)
Possess can do attitude with an adaptable approach suitable to operating at pace and switching between priorities.
Strong analytical skills, Excel & Access would be preferable.

What you’ll get in return:

If being part of a hugely influential Finance team wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and bonus scheme you will receive a huge range of learning and development opportunities, 22 days holiday, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.

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