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Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

At Sainsbury’s 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.

Habitat and Argos merged with Sainsbury’s in September 2016 on 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 FP&A Analyst you will have line management responsibility and report directly into the Habitat Head of Finance. In this role, you will deliver Habitat management reporting for P&L, balance sheet and cashflow. You will also own the Habitat budgeting, forecasting and corporate plan cycles co-ordinating where necessary with the Sainsbury’s Argos teams.

As FP&A Analyst, your main responsibilities will include:

To manage the financial reporting, including production of management accounts (P&L, balance sheet & cash flow), input into statutory reporting for Habitat and submission of results into Sainsbury’s Argos.
Preparation of Budgets, Forecasts and Corporate Plan for P&L, balance sheet & cash flow.
Development and implementation of robust processes to ensure the integrity and accuracy of financial reporting.
To review performance of the business and provide insight and commentary to support results and understand performance.
Management and modelling of Habitat Head Office cost base.
To support the driving of initiatives for sales growth and cost saving opportunities.
Control of the balance sheet, including review and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
Liaison with Group Treasury to ensure cash and foreign exchange requirements are clearly forecast and met.
Monitoring of capital expenditure projects and providing support for ad hoc projects and business initiatives which may include investment appraisal, financial modelling and set-up of new processes.
Monitoring of Microsoft AX financial control and processes with investigation and analysis where necessary.
Management and development of one part-qualified accountant.

Your skills & experience will include:

Qualified Accountant – CIMA / ACCA / ACA with experience gained working preferably in a large company environment.
A good understanding of fundamental accounting principles including cash flow forecasting and balance sheet control.
Advance Excel skills, including financial modelling.
Experience of implementing / improving processes and controls would be an advantage.
Familiarity with Microsoft AX and Lawson GL would be an advantage (but not essential)
Good inter-personal skills, an empathetic nature and a good sense of humour.
Team player with good presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)

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, private healthcare, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat


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