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Assistant Accounting & Reporting 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 recently 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 Reporting & Forecasting team provides a key link between the various business partnering and FP&A teams across the business to create budgets, forecasts and strategic plan.

As an Accounting and Reporting Analyst, you’ll support and drive the execution of standard period-end transactions (including period-end transactions and journals) in conjunction with the finance business partner teams. You’ll also help us to thrive by identifying and evaluating opportunities to improve accounting and reporting processes across a range of business areas.

More about the role:

Execute standard period-end transactions and journals in the core finance system submitting outputs to the Accounting & Reporting Manager for review
Produce and Develop standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to support the continuous drive of business results
To own and drive the delivery of period-end results to the agreed deadlines and standards - Ensuring that the results are communicated in a timely and accurate way with a clear articulation of the drivers of performance and impacts
Ensure that the appropriate control mechanisms are in place and followed
Support external audit preparation
Support the delivery of Finance improvement initiatives and implementation of internal & external best practices to enhance process efficiency and quality of outputs

More about you:

Have or be studying towards a professional accounting qualification
Experience of working with and presenting analytical results to Finance and Non-Finance users
Strong analytical skills, Excel & Access skills and attention to detail
Good accounting knowledge with balance sheet experience
Has an interest in the financial reports generated, demonstrating perseverance and curiosity when justifying the financial position.

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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