Finance Analyst

London, London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
22 Feb 2024
28 Feb 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Part qualified
Job Description

In a nutshell

A high-profile role with the Tech Finance team, your role will be to provide insight and analysis to the Sainsburys Tech Cloud team, helping to influence and drive actions across both project and operating expenditure. You'll work collaboratively to provide support, challenge, and insight on all financial aspects of decision-making in relation to cloud accounting.

Sainsbury's Tech are bringing digital, technology and data together like never before to create amazing systems and technologies across Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat, this role will have an impact on anything from the way we run our stores to faster deliveries and innovative contactless check-out technology.

What I need to do
  • Accountable Business partner to the Cloud team driving cross functional engagement whilst building good working relationships with key stakeholders across Sainsbury's Tech
  • Support with Cloud Budget preparation and manage latest view accuracy across Opex and Capex
  • Be a trusted business partner for Cloud and help drive the agenda of cost management by the business, to control Cloud costs for Sainsbury Tech
  • Produce key summary documentation for use by Director of Architecture & Heads of Engineering in managing cost and understanding performance
  • Lead periodic finance review calls to gather information and challenge performance
  • Working closely with project managers to provide accurate forecasting across project expenditure, providing insight and challenge into the data
  • Ensure strict adherence to the Cloud Internal Audit, working with other Finance Analysts to lead calls and ensure actions are completed
  • Produce key Cloud Spend report periodically and support ad hoc queries on costs that arise
  • Calculate accruals for Cloud spend using multiple data sources
  • Reconcile and manage Cloud invoices to ensure control of cost is maintained
  • Complete key control checks on Cloud accounts to ensure accuracy of reporting
  • Continually challenge current methods of reporting to ensure that the best information is given to stakeholders and all reports are fit for purpose.
Who you are?
  • This is one of the most forward-facing areas of the business you can partner with, with dramatic changes of pace. If you are excited by the speed and direction of technological progress, you will thrive here.
  • Beyond that, you are an ambitious professionally qualified or part qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) with previous financial experience ideally within a complex organisation.
  • You have good financial acumen (in terms of P&L management and capitalisation principles of intangible asset) and excellent analytical skills.
  • You'll need to be an effective finance partner/analyst demonstrating communicating, influencing and challenging skills including audiences of varying financial and commercial acumen. You will also be self-motivated with the ability to prioritise and respond accurately under pressure
  • Previous experience working within a Tech, IT or Digital environment is advantageous but not essential.


We'd all like amazing work to do, and real work-life balance. That's waiting for you at Sainsbury's. For a FTSE business, we move incredibly fast. When we're not handling projects, we're helping all corners of the wider group with what they're trying to achieve. And around here, you can see the results of your work as soon as you walk into a store, which gives you a real sense of purpose and responsibility. Better still, the team around you will listen to your ideas and opinions, and you'll have every chance to try something new. The sheer scale and complexity of our set-up means there's always something else around the corner, and we'll help and support you every step of the way. We're trusted to get on with it. So get ready to make things happen here.


We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer so you'll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there's always the chance to try something new - whether that's as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we'll also offer you an amazing range of benefits. Here are some of them:

Starting off with colleague discount, you'll be able to save 10% on your shopping online and instore at Sainsbury's, Argos, TU and Habitat, and we regularly increase the discount to 15% at points during the year. We've also got you covered for your future with our pensions scheme and life cover. You'll also be able to share in our success as you may be eligible for a performance-related bonus of up to 10% of salary, depending on how we perform.

Your wellbeing is important to us too. You'll receive an annual holiday allowance and you can buy up to an additional week's holiday. We also offer other benefits that will help your money go further such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, health cash plans, salary advance (where you can access some of your pay before pay day) as well access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of other retailers. And if you ever need it there is also an employee assistance programme.

Moments that matter are as important to us as they are to you which is why we give up to 26 weeks' pay for maternity or adoption leave and up to 4 weeks' pay for paternity leave.

Please see for a range of our benefits (note, length of service and eligibility criteria may apply).

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