A great new opportunity has been created to join the Argos Finance Trading team. As a Senior Supplier Funding Analyst you will support the accounting, forecasting, reporting and collection of supplier income, whilst being the main point of contact for all supplier income related activity. Supplier income is a complex area and we have many different types of funding arrangements with suppliers.
This role will simplify our existing processes, improve the reporting of funding to enable a better understanding of gross margin performance, ensure reconciliations are of an appropriate standard and that we account for supplier income in-line with the Group’s accounting policies.
You will ensure that we develop best practice in the area of supplier income accounting and that the commercial teams understand and are engaged with the road map in this area.
As a Senior Supplier Funding Analyst your main responsibilities will be to:
Apply technical knowledge to ensure that we account for each type of supplier income accurately.
Work with the trading teams and other finance teams to improve the audit trail and recording of the documented support for funding agreed with suppliers.
Produce management information that enables the trading teams to identify which trading agreements need renegotiating.
Create management information to provide insight into the types of funding being claimed and ensuring the correct accounting based on type of funding.
Own the supplier terms database and identify improvements in reporting out the back of it to provide improved management information over terms improvements or opportunities for improvements.
Your skills & experience will ideally include:
Newly Qualified accountant – ACA / ACCA / CIMA
Proven experience in leading the development and implementation of best practice financial and business processes.
Experience in developing and providing Financial Management Information, insight and analysis.
Experience of Supplier Income accounting in a Retail business would be advantageous.
Be a logical and clear thinker with the ability to make well thought through decisions.
Ability to challenge how we do things and pro-actively identify and recommend solutions.
High level of IT literacy and experience inc Excel.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships across all levels.
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, 24 days’ holiday, a save-as-you-earn scheme, health care, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat
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