Finance Analyst - Trading Sales & Margin

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
28 Dec 2021
26 Jan 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
GM&C Central Trading Finance

Milton Keyes or Coventry & Home

Reporting to
Senior Finance Manager / Finance Manager - Central Trading Finance

In a nutshell
  • The Central Trading Finance team provides a key link between the various business partnering teams and FP&A teams across the business to create budgets and forecasts as well as delivering Trading performance insight.
  • Responsibility on creating reporting for a range of Finance & Non-Finance stakeholders on an adhoc basis, providing insight across both the Argos and Sainsbury's General Merchandise and Clothing businesses.
  • Support the Planning Propositions team on ongoing and new projects.
  • Attend regular meetings with the ROI team to support on decision making.
  • Creation of periodic reports for the ROI business - This includes; a full P&L report and pack.
  • Facilitate and support the production of standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to drive productive action / improved business performance in collaboration with the business.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve the reporting and forecasting processes across a range of business areas.
  • Adhoc support on key strategic projects for the GM&C business

What you need to do
  • Produce and Develop standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to support the continuous drive of business results in conjunction with the MI team.
  • To own and drive the delivery of periodic P&L report for ROI to the agreed deadlines and standards - ensuring that the information are communicated in a timely & accurate way with a clear articulation of the drivers of performance and impacts.
  • Continually support the delivery of Finance improvement initiatives and implementation of internal & external best practices to enhance process efficiency and quality of outputs.
  • Work closely with the other Trading Finance Managers and Analysts to support category specific projects to improve the performance of the business.
  • Attend and actively contribute to key meetings as required
  • Responsible for managing relationships with relevant stakeholders

What you need to know and show
  • Qualitifed accountant (or studying towards an accounting qualification)
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to understand key business performance drivers
  • Ability to present compex information in a simple and clear manner
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong inter-personal skills and an empathetic nature
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills
  • Entusiastic, positive and proactive engagement of key stakeholders
  • Resilience, flexibility and able to cope with time pressure and ambiguity
  • Experience in business facing finance role.

Support we will provide
  • Line management support
  • Broader development programmes for the finance function

Our benefits
In addition to the all-important competitive salary, pension & bonus offering, we totally get that life outside work is important to us all. So, we want to shout out some of our other great benefits...
  • We offer flexible working to help you achieve a good work/life balance
  • Opportunity to buy extra holidays is on the table
  • Discounts on your weekly shop, buying a laptop or sofa? We've got it covered through your Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat store discount card.

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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