Finance Analyst - Technology

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
01 May 2021
31 May 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Experience level
Part qualified

In a nutshell

  • Business partner the SAINSBURY'S TECH Cost Centre Owners and Project Managers to provide support, challenge and insight on all financial aspects of decision-making as directed by the SAINSBURY'S TECH Finance Manager and SAINSBURY'S TECH Senior Finance Manager
  • Support the SAINSBURY'S TECH Cost Centre Owners and Project Managers with accurate, timely and value added reporting

What I need to do

  • Supporting the period end process across both SAINSBURY'S TECH Capital projects and SAINSBURY'S TECH Operational costs
  • Supporting the creation of periodic MI to SAINSBURY'S TECH stakeholders
  • Supporting the forecasting and Latest View submission process, ensuring a detailed understanding of the key risks and opportunities to the P&L and Capital are presented, as well as owning TECH depreciation.
  • Complete ad hoc reporting and analysis as required across capital projects and P&L analysis across the SAINSBURY'S TECH cost lines as directed by the SAINSBURY'S TECH Finance Manager and SAINSBURY'S TECH Senior Finance Manager
  • Support for the SAINSBURY'S TECH Finance team as required around the budgeting, Q2F and corporate planning processes
  • Ensure that the end to end capex and opex impacts of SAINSBURY'S TECH projects are understood
  • Continually challenge current methods of reporting to ensure that the best information is given to stakeholders and all reports are fit for purpose.
  • Challenge and influence users of the information provided to ensure that they fully understand the information and are drawing the right conclusions and actions from it.
  • Drive cross functional engagement whilst building good working relationships with key stakeholders including SAINSBURY'S TECH project managers, SAINSBURY'S TECH cost centre owners and the SAINSBURY'S TECH Procurement team
  • Maintaining the BAU excel reports for the team, updating working files for business reporting changes, and responsibility for maintaining finance team procedures and process notes
  • Providing timely and accurate reporting across SAINSBURY'S TECH projects, providing a high standard of analysis to enhance decision making
  • Provide financial analysis and insight in relation to the development of robust financial models for new & existing initiatives to support high-quality investment decisions and support Project Managers completing business case appraisals & PIR (Post Implementation Review) papers
  • Management of PO transfers, receipting and manual accruals on a periodic basis
  • Working closely with project managers to provide accurate forecasting across project expenditure, providing insight and challenge into the data
  • Provide cover for the Finance Manager as required

How I will succeed

  • Completion of work to high standard - accuracy and timeliness are key
  • Accurate reporting and forecasting, providing robust financial analysis and insight
  • 360 degree feedback from Finance, positive feedback from business partners, work delivered to agreed deadlines and quality within the business
  • Reduction in time spent on manual reporting/forecasting by automating/streamlining reports and/or processes
  • Delivery of targets and process improvements Actively engaging and developing contacts throughout the business
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm in approach to role.

What I need to know

  • Qualified/Part qualified accountant CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Advanced Excel (pivot-tables, lookups & macros) and PowerPoint skills
  • Proven track record of working independently
  • Self motivated and ability to manage own time
  • Ability to prioritise and respond accurately under pressure
  • Good levels of impact and influence
  • Excellent forward planning and organisation skills
  • Very good networking and partnering skills
  • Ability to deal with senior stakeholders both verbally and written with strong communication skills, both orally and written.

What I need to show

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Resilient personality, capable of giving and taking challenges to stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • High level of personal integrity.


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