Finance Manager - Seasonal, Toys & Electricals

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
09 Jun 2023
12 Jun 2023
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Job role
Finance manager
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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 drive decisions and actions that improve the bottom line. The job holder will partner with senior stakeholders when required, supporting across the Seasonal, Toys & Electricals team. The support will range from day-to-day trading decisions to longer term Financial Planning & Analysis that supports the overall strategy of Seasonal, Toys & Electricals within Sainsbury's Argos.

What you need to do

• Business partner the Seasonal, Toys & Electricals management team and support the wider Commercial team where needed.

• Manage and develop 1 direct report to deliver against business and team objectives as agreed with the Head of Finance.

• Collaborate with the Head of Finance and the other Finance Manager in the team to manage team resources and prioritise effectively.

• Participate in trading meetings and discussions on a weekly basis, ensuring challenge and rigour over performance.

• Interpret management reporting to provide insight, analysis and commentary to stakeholders and provide challenge to the business

• Identify strategic and operational risks and opportunities and flag these to the Head of Finance

• Attend regular meetings ensuring Finance has a 'voice' and a 'seat at the table' where P&L impact meets department initiatives

• Build an external perspective and use outputs to engage and influence the business

• Complete ad hoc / bespoke analysis for the business area as required to drive improvements

• In line with timeline and process set by FP&A, work with business to manage Forecasting, Latest Views, and Budgeting.

• Build strategic business cases and support post implementation reviews as required

• Support and challenge the business to manage strategic projects and initiatives

• Supporting several ad hoc projects and various teams as required during busy times such as Budget, Corporate Plan etc.

• Run Finance Basics master classes with wider business and operational teams where required

• Success in this role will mean being able to deliver timely, robust and accurate analysis; translating data into valuable business insight, communicating all relevant financial and non-financial information when needed

What you need to know and show

• Professionally Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)

• Strong commercial acumen with a focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance

• Proven experience of analysing and interpreting data to identify opportunities and actively participate in the operational decision making process

• Effective presentational skills, both verbal and written with strong attention to detail

• Curiosity beyond traditional finance boundaries and ability to understand key business drivers

• Ability to effectively communicate and challenge senior stakeholders, including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen to manage financial performance

• Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously, build and utilise a broader cross-functional network

• Ability to prioritise workload whilst managing business and finance stakeholder expectations in a fast paced, ever changing environment

• Proven ability and desire to deliver change

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