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Accounting Finance Manager

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 role of Accounting Finance Manager is to lead financial planning, reporting, control and compliance processes for Sainsbury’s Argos complex business areas – Direct Imports and Argos for Business. You will provide input and support the company’s commercial and strategic decision making processes including inputs into Strategic Planning, Final Pricing and Trading Board forums. In this role, you will also have accountability in leading external / internal audit processes for each relevant business area.

As Accounting Finance Manager, you will lead, coach and motivate a team of four individuals and report directly into the Financial Accounting Controller.

As Financial Accounting Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

To deliver period, quarter and yearly reporting for Direct Imports and Argos for Business operations, (P&L, Balance sheet & Cash), analysing commercial drivers for exec, audit and external stakeholders.
Deliver appropriate financial control and technical knowledge to ensure Sainsbury’s Argos adhere to Financial regulations and are in line with Sainsbury’s Group accounting policies.
To deliver budgets, forecasts and strategic plans for Direct Imports and Argos for Business operations to enable management to make decisions based upon the most up to date and accurate views of current and future performance.
To provide accounting expertise and control of operational processes relating to Direct Imports / Argos for Business to ensure accurate and representative profit & loss/balance sheet and the management of all risks and opportunities.
Areas of responsibility include: Direct Imports / Argos for Business / Strategic Assumptions for Costing Model and Final Pricing.

Your skills & experience will include:

Qualified Finance Professional - ACA / ACCA / CIMA.
Possess strong technical / financial accounting understanding.
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner.
Strong analytical skills, Excel skills and attention to detail.
Strong commercial acumen, curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries.
Be assertive, challenging and confident with strong inter-personal skills.
Experience of working with and presenting analytical results to Non-Finance users.
Sound coaching and team leadership and development skills.
Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail but not essential.

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 20% bonus scheme you will receive a huge range of learning and development opportunities, 24 days’ holiday, healthcare, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.


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