Business Unit Finance Analyst

Store Support Centre - London

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Permanent - Full Time

01 May 2017

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Business Unit Finance Analyst

Say yes to more and live well for less.

 

Living well for less is what we strive for. And our 27 million customers a week seem to agree. Our products and services are more than just the weekly shop, they’re an opportunity to have a better life, all year round.

 

There’s an old saying that money talks. But we like to think it’s the people behind the money who do the best talking. Our Commercial Finance Teams are such an integral part of our decision making process, and when it comes to business partnerships, we don’t know where we’d be without them. Having powerful voices to challenge ways of working, and influence change is just the kind of thing we love.

 

And that’s where you come in. Joining our Business Unit you’ll play an integral role in supporting the Business Unit Finance Manager, challenging and giving insight on all financial aspects of commercial decision-making. This is your opportunity to maximise sales, profits, return on investment and cash flow. We’ll look to you to report and forecast on sales & margin, working closely with our Traders, making sure we always provide value adding analysis of promotional activity, seasonal activity and product/buyer profitability.

 

This is your chance to have your voice heard, regularly reviewing all sources of income within gross margin, ensuring they’re recognised and in line with all accounting standards. With demonstrable industry experience, you’ll be naturally adept with numbers, allowing you to efficiently provide support on evaluation of capital investment and new business initiatives. You’ll also be commercially aware, with a clear focus on driving excellent financial and commercial performance. And, you’ll be committed to driving change, in the short and long term for our business and our customers.

 

The role

  • Accurate reporting, analysis and forecasting of sales & margin, that is simple and clear, in addition to periodic analysis of balanced scorecard measures (e.g. balance sheet & customer metrics).
  • Work closely with the Traders to provide value adding analysis of promotional activity; trials; seasonal activity or events; sub-brands; trading intensity; product/buyer profitability; capital investment etc.
  • Regularly review all sources of income within gross margin to ensure that they are recognised on an appropriate basis, in line with JS accounting standards.
  • Provide direct Line Management for one Finance Analyst, including regular personal development sessions.
  • Support the Traders in sales and profitability analysis & the Category Planning / Vision process.
  • Provide support to the category to deliver robust evaluation of capital investment and/or new business initiatives, and that expenditure against capital projects is committed using agreed approval processes.

Your experience and skills

  • Finance professional, part-qualified with industry experience.
  • Awareness of developing and maintaining a framework of strong financial controls.
  • Effective communicator to and influencer of audiences of varying financial and commercial backgrounds.

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