Sainsbury's

Finance Associate - Cost Accounting

Recruiter
Sainsbury's
Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
11 Jun 2021
Closes
11 Jul 2021
Ref
21000JHC
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Location

This role can be based from any of our main Store Support Centre's - Milton Keynes, Coventry, Holborn or Manchester & Home

The role of the Cost Accounting Finance Associate is to support Finance Business Partnering teams with Period End activities including accruals, prepayments and Balance Sheets. A fundamental role within the finance team with exposure to finance colleagues across Home Delivery, Retail and Marketing.

What you need to do
  • Ownership of period end for Home Delivery/Marketing/Retail
  • Monthly calculations of accruals and prepayments
  • Periodic journal postings
  • Weekly cash analysis and reforecasting
  • Budget & forecasting of Cash and Balance Sheets
  • Assisting with YE Audit preparations
  • Balance sheet and P&L account reconciliations
  • Periodic financial report production
  • Other general accounting duties and ad-hoc work

What you need to know and show
  • Studying towards a professional accounting qualification or qualified by experience
  • Ability to work fluidly with data and across systems e.g. reporting tools
  • Ability to drive process simplification and improvements
  • Good analytical and Excel skills, attention to detail
  • Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail (desired)
  • Good planning and prioritisation skills

What decisions I can make
  • Able to utilise available resources to achieve outputs required in this role
  • Know when to check or consult with others to support a reporting architecture of insight
  • Draw on the knowledge and experience considering at times the best interest of the company and consideration of the relevant business impact


Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

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