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Financial Planning Analyst

An exciting opportunity has become available to join Sainsbury's Argos as a Financial Planning Analyst.

At Argos, we’ve been transforming for years. We’re reinventing ourselves as a digital retail leader, and our Finance teams are playing a big part in our transformation.

Because the way people shop is changing, customers expect choice, convenience, flexibility, fast delivery and to shop whenever and wherever they want. And now we’re part of the Sainsbury’s group, customers will benefit from great quality products and services at fair prices and a market leading delivery network.

Our Finance teams are right at the heart of our changing business, partnering functions at all levels to drive commercial decisions for our business, while putting customers at the centre of your decision making. And we’re looking for new experienced Finance professionals to play a leading role.

As the Financial Planning Analyst, you will help lead entire forecasting cycles from creation of forecasting timetables to communication of finalised forecast to all key partners. Working with wider finance teams, you will build a robust forecast which has been appropriately challenged, understood and articulated.

As a Financial Planning Analyst your main responsibilities include:

Creation and ownership of forecasting timetables, ensuring the plan is achievable but still enables working at pace. Work with wider finance teams in the creation of the timetable to ensure agreement and achievability.
Work with wider finance teams to obtain relevant level of detail on forecasts, challenging where appropriate to ensure the creation of a robust plan.
Liaise with balance sheet and cash team to plan and deliver the forecast in a collaborative manner.
Gain great understanding of key areas of income and spend within forecasts to enable onward communication to FP&A Manager, Business Planning Controller and Head of Commercial Finance, providing an opinion on areas of further focus and opportunities within plan.
Support the leadership team in their decision making process by providing accurate updates on forecasts, drawing out the key messages and areas requiring focus.
Act as first point of contact for all forecast related queries, taking ownership to answer all queries in a timely manner, raising to FP&A Manager when support is required.

As a Financial Planning Analyst your skills & experience will ideally include:

Qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).
You are highly analytical and numerate, with an eye for detail and also the ability to think about how initiatives impact the wider business.
Strong commercial acumen with the desire to acquire new knowledge.
Ability to communicate in a succinct and timely manner across a wide range of partners.
Expert user of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

What you’ll get in return:

Our company benefits include, 24 days holiday, private healthcare, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus and company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

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