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Cost Reporting Assistant Analyst

Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Cost Reporting Analyst reporting into the Cost Manager within Sainsbury’s Argos.

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 Role

As Cost Reporting Analyst, your role will be to fully support the Cost Manager, manage and report on the costs for the storecard business, prepare periodic reports and ad-hoc project work as it raises. You would also work closely with the Operations teams to deliver OE targets, support with cost challenges, reconcile headcount to capacity plans and any ad-hoc models required.

As Cost Reporting Analyst, your main responsibilities will include:

Report on the costs of all storecard operations
Provide a monthly high level overview of costs to the Ops Forum, including the Operational Director
Facilitate monthly cost review meeting with third party supplier relationship managers and functional areas (e.g. marketing, capacity planning)
Produce FS Retail balance sheet reconciliations and Statutory Reporting on a monthly basis, including, accruals, prepayments, etc
To prepare and review periodic results for storecard costs to understand and explain vacancies to forecast / last year as part of monthly period end P&L review
To review existing models and processes, continually seeking to improve efficiency and effectiveness
Ad hoc project work as required. Ensuring tasks allocated are completed to require timescales and progress is regularly updated to Cost Manager and FS Financial Controller

Your skills & experience will include:

Part qualified accountant
Systems experience and aptitude
Confident and capable of challenging stakeholders
Experience within a finance environment
Ability to communicate and influence well with business users, both finance and non-finance
Ability to analyse and reconcile differences to pro-actively understand / correct reporting as required
Ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships to drive a proactive, collaborative approach to cost management
Graduate calibre

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, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat

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