Financial Accountant - One Tech

Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive plus benefits
26 Jun 2022
12 Jul 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.

Finance/ Corporate Finance

Coventry / Milton Keynes / Manchester Store Support Centre and Home (2-3 days a week)

Reporting to
Finance Manager -Tech Accounting

In a nutshell

To produce OneTech Finance management account/reporting outputs to support decision making used to drive business performance. Responsible for accurate reporting and balance sheet reconciliations of the business. Identify and implement opportunities to improve accounting, reporting and planning processes and outputs

What you need to do
  • Lead and motivate a team of 2 direct reports to manage the OneTech accounting process for both OPEX and CAPEX, ensuring processing of journals each period is timely and in accordance with Group Policy for both the JSIS and Argos entities.
  • Execute OneTech accounting processes in the core finance systems and validate outputs to drive completion of accurate and representative financial statements in line with the agreed deadlines and quality standards.
  • Support the Half Year (HY) and Full Year (FY) deliverables for OneTech.
  • Ownership and completion of periodic Balance Sheet account reconciliations and timely reporting of risks/opportunities.
  • Work closely with the OneTech Business Partnering team, building strong working relationships.
  • Review processes within the Team with a view to improving efficiency and accuracy of data, approaching with a continuous improvement ethos.
  • Recruit and develop a strong team with ability for moving into other finance roles as opportunities.
What you need to know and show
  • Finalist/Qualified accountant, including experience ideally within retail or an equivalent fast moving organisation
  • Experience of maintaining strong financial controls
  • Ideally experience of the Oracle/Blackline systems
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Strong team supervisory skills
  • High level of energy and drive
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines in a constantly changing environment
  • Attention to detail
What decisions I can make including budget
  • Identify and apply correct accounting treatment for your functional areas and entities
  • Apply appropriate judgement in areas of complexity or ambiguity
Directly or indirectly manages
  • Team of 2
Support we will provide
  • Working as part of the wider Group Finance team with significant collective experience and expertise
  • Access to technical guidance from Big4 consulting and audit teams where necessary
  • Access to Sainsbury's L&D offer, including regular bitesize sessions, lunch & learns and accounting technical update sessions
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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