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Retail Finance Analyst

Exciting new opportunity has become available to join our Business Partnering Retail Finance Team as Retail Finance Analyst.

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.

Role Overview:

Retail Finance is a dynamic department responsible for supporting the Retail operational team, supporting 850+ stores. We ensure that the financial impact is considered when making operational decisions and support the team to effectively manage the cost base.

In this role, you will provide business partnering support to the Retail Operations team, including 850+ store teams, 28 Regional teams and the Central Operations team, to help them make sound commercial business decisions. Working in a team of eight to provide insight and challenge to drive operational performance and influence decision making. You will also have line management responsibility for the Assistant Retail Finance Analyst supporting not only the delivery of their objectives but also providing challenge, support and coaching. You will drive improvements in our procedures and processes to facilitate the production of high quality reports & insight.

As Retail Finance Analyst, your main responsibilities will include:

Manage and retain strong relationships with our internal stakeholders, being both the operational teams and the relevant finance teams.
Work closely with the FP&A Centre of Excellence, specifically the Accounting and Reporting, Financial Accounting and Analytics teams to provide an end-to-end service to our stakeholders.
Provide sound financial analysis to ensure that all operational decisions are carried out with full consideration of the financial impact and can be implemented within current operational constraints.
Present information to help raise awareness on the stores financial performance, supporting ad hoc queries that may arise from daily operations.
Deliver timely and accurate reporting, planning, budgeting & forecasting activities with guidance from the Retail Finance Manager.
Support the delivery of operational improvement initiatives and implementation of internal and external best practices to enhance process efficiency and quality of outputs.
Lead and manage the development of the Assistant Retail Finance Analyst.

Your skills & experience will include:

Qualified finance professional (ACCA/CIMA) with 1 – 3 years post qualified experience.
Strong commercial acumen, curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries and ability to understand key business drivers.
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner.
Team player with good presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written).
Ability to positively and proactively engage key stakeholders to build credible relationships whilst retaining professional integrity.
Experience of working with and presenting analytical results to non-finance users.
Strong excel, analytical and presentation skills, with attention to detail.
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.


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