Finance Manager - Centrals

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
28 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
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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/ Commercial & Retail Finance


London (Holborn) & Home

Reporting to

Senior Finance Manager - Centrals

In a nutshell

This role is a key member of Sainsbury's Retail FP&A, directly business partnering our corporate Store Support Centre teams on all financial aspects of colleague costs, with a primary focus on, but not limited to, the current projects associated with managing our Central costs and other ad hoc projects. The role is responsible for financial management and accounting of in-flight and upcoming projects and providing the Leadership Teams with high quality analysis, budgets and forecasts for savings and any associated costs. You will directly support the Senior Finance Manager.

What you need to do

The role is one of four Central Finance Managers and part of a wider team of nine.
  • Extensive liaison, coaching and challenge to project team to ensure they are managing their project financials effectively
  • Production of detailed project reporting
  • Production and presentation of executive summaries to the relevant Board Directors and Senior Manager groups
  • Financial support for ad hoc projects as and when necessary
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager in corporate deliverables such as Corporate Plan, Budget and Process Improvement
  • Perform a high standard of ad hoc analysis supporting the Commercial & Retail Finance Director and the financial planning team

What you need to know and show
  • Professionally Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, written and numeracy skills
  • Previous experience in business partnering essential, including with senior stakeholders
  • Possess excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Committed to driving change
  • Ability to work under pressure - providing accurate high quality work under tight deadlines
  • Proven history of effective prioritisation and ability to push back when appropriate
  • Strategic perspective - understanding of the wider issues impacting corporate performance

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, healthcare, pension, a save as you earn scheme and staff discounts at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat.


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