Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Reporting Assistant Analyst to join our Financial Analytics Team.
The Analytics Finance team leads the development of strategic financial/commercial analytical tools in collaboration with non-finance partners to drive better quality business insight which enables the business to make quicker, more effective decisions that can enhance performance across all areas of the business.
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.
You will own data integrity and accuracy for all standard reporting and MI and drive completion of accurate and representative financial reporting in line with agreed deadlines and quality standards. This will involve facilitating and supporting the production of standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to drive productive action / improved business performance in collaboration with the business.
As Reporting Assistant Analyst, you will:
Produce and Develop standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to support the continuous drive of business results.
Build data extract queries within SQL to service business data requests.
To own and drive the delivery of daily/weekly/monthly results to the agreed deadlines - Ensuring that the results are communicated in a timely and accurate.
Ownership of the forecast and reforecast (CRM) process. Ensuring latest forecasts are represented in all business reporting.
Support the delivery of Finance improvement initiatives and implementation of internal & external best practices to enhance process efficiency and quality of outputs.
Reporting improvements e.g. report rationalisation, design and implementation.
Your skills & experience will include:
Strong analytical skills, Excel & SQL skills and attention to detail.
Some experience of working with and presenting analytical results to Non-Finance users.
Ideally studying towards a professional accounting qualification but not essential.
Team player with good presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)
Some experience in driving process simplification and improvements.
Some experience in Commercial/Financial reporting.
Experience in using systems that support reporting processes (e.g. SQL, Excel, Business Objects and other reporting tools)
Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail (desired)
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, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.