Financial Accountant - Tech

Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
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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


Ansty Park Store Support Centre/Flexible

Reporting to

Finance Manager -Tech Accounting

In a nutshell

As a Financial Accountant you will produce OneTech Finance management account/reporting outputs to support decision making used to drive business performance. You will be r esponsible for accurate reporting and balance sheet reconciliations of the business. This is a interesting role which will allow you to 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 business
  • Experience of maintaining strong financial controls
  • Ideally experience of the Oracle/Blackline systems but not essential
  • 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 we offer

If being part of a hugely influential team wasn't enough, you'll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and a huge range of learning and development opportunities, you'll also enjoy a bonus scheme, holiday allowance, pension, a save as you earn scheme and staff discounts at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat.

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


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