Finance Analyst - Stores

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
09 Jun 2023
15 Jun 2023
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Experience level
Qualified accountant
Our Finance function isn't just about championing internal audits and controlling risks. It's about transforming our Finance systems and processes to make sure we're set up for success in the ever changing world of retail. It's generating crucial insights for our business, keeping costs under control and maximising our cashflow. Here you'll see strategic decision making at its finest. We're changing the face of retail. And you can be a driving force

The role works within the Store Facing Business Partnering Finance team and is responsible for supporting the Retail Leadership Team and other Retail Stakeholders. 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 Head of Finance in their business area and the wider Retail Finance team as required.

What you need to do

• Run and interpret corporate management reporting to provide timely insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders across Sainsbury's

• Identify risks, anomalies and opportunities and flag these to Finance Manager / Head of Finance 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 and provide decision support

• Provide support and input into the Commercial Review process

• Work with internal teams, such as ADA, as required to complete analysis to resolve business problems

• Work with the Transformation and Reporting team to develop uniformity of reporting and performance evaluation across all Retail channels enabling our business partners to quickly establish their areas of focus through the Channel, Cost line and Geographic lenses

• Ensures rigour around inputs into planned capital investments and business cases

• Provide finance education to Retail stakeholders as required

• Support the wider team on other Finance processes and budgets as required

• Attend business review meetings supporting our Stakeholders as needed

• Stepping up to cover the Finance Manager and Head of Finance where 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

• 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

• Comfortable working with ambiguity, and a bility to present complex information in a simplified manner

• Must have a strong eye for detail and accuracy

• Ability to prioritise

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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