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Finance Systems Assistant 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.

Sainsbury’s Argos is at the heart of the Group’s growth strategy. Since joining Sainsbury’s, Argos has revolutionised the way we do business, bringing expertise, technological innovation and hugely talented people to the team. We have outperformed the market in a number of our key business areas by presenting customers with convenience, choice and value. As well as opening c.280 Argos stores in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, customers can also pick up their Argos and Tu clothing orders from 320 collection points in our supermarkets and Convenience Stores, where customers can also collect eBay and DPD parcels. Our own delivery network is also breaking new ground. We are the only retailer in the UK who can deliver to 92% of UK postcodes within four hours.

Role Overview:

The Finance Systems Team is a key cog in the machinery of the Finance department within Sainsbury’s Argos. It is our responsibility to ensure the Finance systems operate and integrate with each other correctly, understand system dependencies and ensure data flows across the systems so that colleagues can rely on it.

In this role you will ensure the data integrity between Lawson General ledger, Essbase and HFM as well as General Ledger maintenance. The job holder will provide first line support in resolving issues quickly and efficiently and ensuring that agreed service levels are met.

As Finance Systems Assistant Analyst your role will involve:

Maintenance of Lawson General Ledger & Essbase chart of accounts.
Completion of daily General Ledger tasks in line with agreed service level.
Provide first line support for user queries relating to Essbase & Lawson General Ledger.
Ensure data integrity between Lawson & Essbase and that any issues are resolved.
Loading of Budgets/forecasts, ensuring the integrity of data between the two systems.
Conduct the month end processes in line with the period end timetable.
Data loading and reconciliation of HFM.
Ensure Processes and Procedures are fully up to date.

Your skills & experience will include:

Ideally be a part qualified accountant studying towards ACCA / CIMA or individual who is keen to start professional exams.
Practical accounting experience is required as this will enable the jobholder to place some perspective around the day to day objectives of the position.
Strong Microsoft skills are vital to this position, in particular the role requires advanced Excel.
Well-rounded interpersonal skills and be confident in building relationships.
Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills.
Strong planning and prioritisation skills.

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, holiday allowance, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat.


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