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Corporate Reporting Assistant Analyst

Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Corporate Reporting Assistant Analyst to join our expert FP&A Team, which will report into the Corporate and Reporting Analyst 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

The Corporate Reporting Team consolidates and communicates business performance both internally and externally. This involves owning LFL reporting, profit reporting and board pack completion. The team also is at the forefront of communication with the wider group and manages the audit process.

The function of this role is to co-ordinate, manage and validate the group financial and corporate reporting requirements of Argos and Habitat. The role provides a single point of contact for all group corporate financial information (City statements incl Q&A, financial reporting to Sainsbury’s). Weekly responsibilities include trading pack consolidation and period end consolidation of the income statement and periodic board reporting.

As Corporate and Reporting Assistant Analyst, your main responsibilities will include:

Deliver weekly trading pack consolidation and monthly reporting to required timescales. Ensuring timetables are effectively communicated to the wider Finance team and that deadlines are achieved.
Ensure smooth running of the contingency model and that analyst managers are clear on the input deadlines required to deliver month end results. Produce P&L’s and analysis based on contingency model.
Consolidation of information to produce the weekly trading pack, KPI pack and management accounts pack. Ensure deadlines are achieved and final packs is distributed on time and in full.
Act as key contact with Central Finance Essbase Team to ensure any issues identified are raised and resolved within required timescales to ensure weekly and monthly reporting is not affected.
Preparation of monthly management presentations, creating slides and charts as required, ensuring adequate explanations of the numbers is made available to aid Senior Management in delivering the presentation to an audience.
Review existing models and processes continually seeking to improve efficiency. Particular examples include monthly management presentation and full year pack.

Your skills & experience will include:

Graduate calibre professional studying towards a professional accounting qualification ideally ACCA or CIMA.
Able to identify and implement opportunities to improve transactional period-end and reporting processes and outputs.
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner.
Ability to identify process issues, understand & fix root causes.
Strong analytical ability with Excel & Access skills.
Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems e.g. reporting tools.
Good inter-personal skills, 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.
Possess can do attitude with an adaptable approach suitable to operating at pace and switching between priorities.
Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail.

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, study support, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.

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