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Central Trading Finance Analyst

Central Trading Finance Analyst

Posted 2 May by Sopra Steria Recruitment

Sopra Steria Recruitment are recruiting a Central Trading Finance Analyst for a leading retail organisation.

The role:

  • To ensure robust daily, weekly and monthly reporting is provided with relevant insight into performance across both the Argos and Sainsbury's non-food businesses.
  • Deliver insight into the sales and margin performance of both businesses through working closely with the Trading Finance Business Partners.
  • Creation of the monthly review packs on sales and margin performance.
  • Consolidation of the forward looking rolling forecasts (CRM) including submission into Sainsbury's Group.
  • Facilitate and support the production of standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to drive productive action / improved business performance in collaboration with the business.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve the reporting and forecasting processes across a range of business areas.


  • Produce and Develop standardised reporting suites for Business Partnering teams to support the continuous drive of business results in conjunction with the MI team.
  • To own and drive the delivery of period-end results to the agreed deadlines and standards - Ensuring that the results are communicated in a timely and accurate way with a clear articulation of the drivers of performance and impacts
  • Support the delivery of Finance improvement initiatives and implementation of internal & external best practices to enhance process efficiency and quality of outputs including:
  • Data quality improvements
  • Elimination, simplification and/or automation of transactional activities (e.g. daily/weekly reporting and daily/weekly forecasting.)
  • Reporting improvements e.g. report rationalisation, design and implementation

Experience Required:

  • A qualified accountant with a recognised accountancy body
  • Experience of working with and presenting analytical results to Non-Finance users
  • Strong analytical skills, Excel & Access skills and attention to detail
  • Proven experience of working with large volumes of data any quickly identifying key trends or outliers
  • Good inter-personal skills, an empathetic nature and a good sense of humour
  • Enthusiastic, positive and proactive engagement of key Finance and non-Finance stakeholders (e.g. business partner teams)
  • Team player with good presentation and communication skills (both verbal & written)
  • Some experience in driving process simplification and improvements
  • Some experience in Finance reporting or Financial accounting
  • Experience in a large company environment, preferably retail (desired)
  • Organisational and prioritisation skills

If this is a role that interests you please send across your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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