Finance Manager - Reporting and Planning - Flexible Location

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive Benefits
20 Sep 2023
28 Sep 2023
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Experience level


Base Location

Holborn or other Store Support Centres and Home (some travel required)

Reporting to

Head of Finance - Finance Transformation

In a nutshell

This role will support the Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and other change projects within the Finance Transformation team. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility to support the projects and will be instrumental in shaping and embedding them within finance and the wider business. The role will work alongside the rest of the Finance Transformation team to ensure close links across the programme as well as being a key point of contact for the Finance Division.

What you need to do

• Accountable for understanding the business needs/issues and converting them into development requirements, working with various Business and Finance teams to ensure they aligned.

• Interpret current planning processes and be prepared to challenge the 'status quo' to deliver the next generation of PB&F

• Oversee system and process requirements in a way that showcases your understanding of how P&L, Balance sheet & cashflow work together.

• Work with Change Manager to provide effective change management to impacted business teams and successfully embed the new processes.

• To review the accounting and operational systems and related financial processes to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

• Responsible for Transformation Governance for owned projects, inputting into packs and forums for PMM, Design Authority, SteerCo and Product Council

• Work with the leadership team to manage strategic projects and initiatives.

• 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.

• Perform ad-hoc duties as required.

• Step up to cover the Head of Finance where 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

• Knowledge of OneStream XL application (Desirable)

• Previous experience supporting and managing finance systems / ERP (desirable)

• Understanding of balance sheet, P&L & Cashflow forecasting

• 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.

• Confidence to gain the support of senior management to make systems changes and with a character able to manage potential reluctance to these changes from users.

• Ability to work to a high standard of accuracy with excellent attention to detail.

• Self-starter with experience of understanding, documenting and accounting for business processes

• 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.

What decisions I can make including budget

Accountable for managing key decisions related to the projects which will enable effective project delivery.

Directly or indirectly manages

• No direct or indirect reports

Support we will provide

• Line management support

• Finance Transformation project team

• Sainsbury's L&D Offer

Date of last job evaluation

March 2021

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Please note: This role profile is aimed at describing the core output that should be achieved in this role. It is not intended to include specific tasks, temporary activities or projects to recognise flexibility in a changing context.

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