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IS 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.

The Information Systems Finance team partners the Chief Technology Officer and the Information Systems leadership team to drive effective and informed commercial decision-making to maximise value creation and efficiency of Information Systems-related initiatives.

As an IS Finance Analyst, you’ll drive the performance of Information Systems by providing integral financial information to the relevant investment forums and deliver timely forecasting, analysis and performance commentary. To do this, you’ll need to be able to work collaboratively with stakeholders & build trusted relationships.

More about the role:

Provide business partnering and decision support to the Technology leadership teal
P&L analysis supporting the Accounting and reporting arm of the team
IS Finance governance and policy adherence
Advisory evaluation and application of relevant accounting policies e.g. labour capitalisation
Evaluate accounting implications of IS investment and potential impairment risk
Deliver timely day-to-day reporting, planning, budgeting & forecasting for Information Systems with guidance from the Information Systems Manager including:
Provide commentary and insight on the IS cost base
Complete management actions and explanation of performance for period end
Capital & Opex planning, forecasting and liaison with FP&A and Group Capital teams
Support for contract renewals and renegotiations
Train the Information Systems team and develop their awareness of finance matters

More about you:

Qualified accountant with indicative 0-3 post-qualification experience (or studying towards a professional accounting qualification)
Frameworks associated with governance and investment criteria in a large organisation
Ideally have a practical understanding of evolving IS project management methodologies i.e. Agile project development
Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner
Strong analytical skills, Excel skills and attention to detail
Experience in a business-facing Finance role

We know that candidates may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not apply and see how it goes?

Here at Sainsbury’s Argos we’re a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome at Sainsbury’s Argos. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site –

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