Cash & Balance Sheet Finance Analyst - 12M FTC

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
25 Jul 2021
24 Aug 2021
Approved employers
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Milton Keynes & Home (Flexible working)

Reporting to
FP&A Cash Flow & Balance Sheet Finance Manager

In a nutshell

The role will provide high quality Cash & Balance Sheet performance analysis, Latest Views, Budgets, forecasts and five year Corporate Plan, as well as providing Treasury with timely and robust cash reporting and forecasting, for the Retail business.

What you need to do
  • Support the preparation of the corporate budget, forecasts and the corporate plan covering Argos cash flow and balance sheet and other KPIs for the Retail business, which will involve:
  • Working closely with Finance teams, developing an understanding of trends in performance, and key issues, activities, and timetable
  • Coordinating the development of cash generating initiatives and providing necessary challenge and insight
  • Consolidating submissions into the corporate picture, providing constructive challenge to relevant Finance teams
  • Assisting in the production of executive summaries and board papers which distil the data and focus on the key issues
    • Support the production of timely, accurate, and insightful periodic management accounts
    • Coordinate and consolidate the Cash & Balance Sheet Latest View process by working closely with stakeholders their latest expectations, tracking through Argos cash generating initiatives and monitoring the risks and opportunities
    • Provide Treasury with robust weekly cash forecasting and analysis of any reported variances, with more frequent views provided in the run up to the half year and full year reporting dates
    • Produce accurate and timely management reporting information various senior forums including insightful commentary to support
    • Work closely with Finance teams to establish consistentcy and develop best practice
    • Support the Group Finance and Investor relations teams on the corporate interim and preliminary financial reporting process
    • Assist in the production of a high quality internal and external financial / business review in addition to producing the supporting Q&A document for the Retail Finance Director & CFO answering queries raised to support external reporting
    • Responsible for cross-referencing and producing accurate documentation in all areas
    • Perform sensitivity analysis and financial evaluation of different financial performance scenarios
    • Perform a high standard of ad hoc analysis supporting the Head of Retail Financial Planning
    • Deputise for the FP&A Cash & Balance Sheet Finance Manager as appropriate
    • Provide leadership support for the Cash Flow & Balance Sheet team.

    What you need to know and show
    • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
    • Effective communicator with stakeholders, ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders & build trusted relationships
    • Team player, able to work effectively within frameworks without direct supervision
    • Strong commercial acumen
    • Understanding of the importance of strong financial controls
    • Strong planning and prioritisation skills
    • Strong presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)
    • Resilience (flexible and able to cope with time pressure, risk & ambiguity)
    • A desire for continuous improvement to be best in class
    • Experience in a business-facing Finance role, preferably Retail

    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.

    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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