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Central Transport Finance Analyst

Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Finance Analyst to join our Central Transport team based at our Distribution Site in Magna Park.

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.

As Finance Analyst, your main responsibilities will include:

To prepare the weekly and periodic financial reporting accounts for the Central Transport Team. Preparing both figures and commentary and presenting the figures to the team.
To prepare plans and budgets for the Central Transport team, obtaining mutual commitment and agreement and subsequently reviewing performance deviations and advising of required future correct actions in review and ad – hoc team meetings.
To attend weekly finance updates with Central Transport to provide further analysis if required. Providing information, professional advice and interpretation of data thereby actively participating in the decision making process of Central Transport Team.
Evaluate tactical local Central Transport projects, understand how each will impact on the growth of Argos and retrospectively ensure that the stated benefits of each project are delivered to the business.
To control accruals and payment process within Central Transport to ensure true business performance is reflected in the management accounts.
To monitor and advise the Central Transport team on financial procedures and processes.
Provide financial support to all adhoc analytical projects as appropriate.
Understand the environment on which distribution is based and ensure that any decisions taken within Central Transport Team are carried out with full consideration of the finical impact upon Argos.

Your skills & experience will include:

Qualified Accountant - ACCA / CIMA.
Strong excel skills and the ability to work with large volumes of data.
Prior experience in a large company environment, preferably retail or distribution.
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner.
Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems e.g. reporting tools.
Good inter-personal skills with the ability to influence effectively at all levels.
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.

What you’ll get in return:

As well as the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days holiday, 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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