Finance Analyst - GM&C Trading

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
28 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Milton Keynes / Coventry or London and working from home

Reporting to
Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager

In a nutshell
The role works within the General Merchandise & Clothing (GM&C) Finance team and is responsible for supporting the GM&C Commercial teams. This role is responsible for creating the assets required to effectively business partner, focussing on value creation and collectively strengthening our performance. The job holder will provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders, aiming to influence and drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line. This individual will support the Finance Manager and Senior Finance Managers in their business area and the wider Finance team as required.

What you need to do
  • Run and interpret management reporting to provide timely insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders
  • Identify risks, anomalies and opportunities and flag these to Finance Manager / Senior Finance Managers for prioritisation
  • Build an understanding of an external perspective and use to engage Finance colleagues
  • Complete ad hoc / bespoke analysis for the business area as required to drive improvements
  • Work with internal teams as required to complete analysis to resolve business problems
  • In line with timeline and process set by FP&A, work with business to manage Forecasting, LV, Budgeting & Q2F
  • Build business cases and support post implementation reviews
  • Support the business to manage project budgets
  • Run Finance Basics master classes with wider business if required
  • Support the wider team on other Finance processes and budgets as required
  • Attend business review meetings supporting our Stakeholders as needed
  • Success in this role will mean supporting the business in making decisions that enhance performance to drive incremental income for the business, improving ROI performance and managing cost lines effectively

What you need to know and show
• Professionally Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA), or studying towards qualification
• Strong Excel and numerical skills, with an aptitude for turning data into analysis and insight and being able to clearly articulate this through your communication
• Strong commercial acumen
• To have a good track record of strong financial control, but also the ability to maintain such an environment
• Team player, able to work effectively within frameworks without direct supervision
• Effective communicator with all levels of stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen
• Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously, prioritise with good problem-solving abilities
• Must have a strong eye for detail and accuracy

What decisions I can make
• Application of Finance principles, guiding our non-Finance business partners on the proper application and impact

Support we will provide
• Line management support
• Access to CPD and on the job training
• Training both on the Job and via Sainsbury's L&D offer including; face to face sessions and online resources

What we offer

If being part of a hugely influential team wasn't enough, you'll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and a huge range of learning and development opportunities, you'll also enjoy a bonus scheme, holiday allowance, pension, a save as you earn scheme and staff discounts at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat.

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.


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