Financial Accountant - Tech

Sainsbury's Bank
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description - Financial Accountant - Tech (20001UHT)Job DescriptionFinancial Accountant - Tech-

20001UHT)DescriptionHelping 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 responsible 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 businessExperience of maintaining strong financial controlsIdeally experience of the Oracle/Blackline systems but not essentialStrong organisational and analytical skills Strong team supervisory skillsHigh level of energy and driveGood written and verbal communication skillsAble to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines in a constantly changing environmentAttention 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 entitiesApply 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 expertiseAccess to technical guidance from Big4 consulting and audit teams where necessaryAccess to Sainsbury's L&D offer, including regular bitesize sessions, lunch & learns and accounting technical update sessions

#LI-SA1Primary Location:GB-GB-CoventryWork Locations:Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park and HomeSainsbury's Store Support CentreDraken Drive Ansty ParkAnstyCoventryCV7 9RDJob:Group FinanceSchedule:Full-timeAdvertised Salary:Competitive plus benefits

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