Finance Analyst - Strategy x 2

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
29 May 2022
18 Jun 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Built on a heritage of bright, bold decisions we have a simple vision : to be the most trusted retailer where people love to work and shop.

Sainsbury's has always been a pioneering business, opening the first ever self-service checkouts in 1950, and this drive for innovation is no different today. Whilst food remains our heartland, the addition of Argos, Habitat and Bank to our family has transformed what we offer to customers, making living well for less even easier.

When you join Sainsbury's, you become part of a team that will always do the right thing for customers, colleagues, communities, suppliers and the environment.

People are essential to our vision and we make sure that talent gets the stage it deserves. We don't just recruit outstanding people into Sainsbury's; we also ensure they thrive once they get here. Our colleagues get the support to grow into the leaders of the future, with structured development and excellent progression opportunities across the Group.

Strategy Finance

Holborn Store Support Centre and Home (3 days a week)

Reporting to
Senior Finance Manager - Strategy

In a nutshell
The role works within the Finance team and is responsible for supporting the Strategy team. 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 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
  • Be able to build an understanding of an external perspective and use it to engage Finance colleagues
  • Support on building and updating financial modelling in excel in order to support our strategic decision making, ensuring we have high-level financial rigour
  • Work cross functionally across finance and the wider business to support the strategy workstreams. Ensuring we are supporting the planning, modelling and delivery of key strategy projects
  • In line with timelines and processes set by FP&A, work with the business to manage Forecasting, LV, Centrals, Budgeting & Q2F
  • Build business cases and support post implementation reviews
  • 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
  • Application of appropriate judgement in work of an ambiguous or complex nature

Support we will provide
  • Line management support
  • A ccess 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

Our benefits
In addition to the all-important competitive salary, pension & bonus (10%) 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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