Job Description Location
Ansty Park Store Support Centre
In a nutshell
To ensure the integrity and controls of accounting COE processing for the Sainsburys and Argos Ledgers of Capital and Occupancy costs along with Fixed Asset Register, including the resulting entries in the Period and Statutory Accounts. Support other areas of the business in respect of PPE queries and the relationship with property service providers (Cushmans and CBRE). This is to enable the business to manage costs and satisfy their fiduciary duties to the Company.
What you need to do
Manage 2 direct report and 5 indirect reports to ensure processing of journals for Capital, Assets, depreciation and occupancy costs each period is timely and in accordance with Group Policy.
Ownership of annual Budget and Forecasts and 5 year Plan for Depreciation and associated Balance sheet accounts. Provide assistance where necessary to supply base information to Divisional Support teams for their memorandum submissions.
Management of the Oracle Projects (WIP) and Fixed Asset Registers ensuring all processing/interfaces are recognised in the correct period and overall reconciliations to the GL. This includes creation of new records and resolution of errors as required.
Manage the process of production of various capex/opex schedules for period accounts and audit purposes
Responsible for accounting for Occupancy costs for Argos and Sainsburys including Rent, Rates, Service Charge. Including monthly journals, management account information and audit support
Ensure that a robust financial control environment exists within the teams ,evidenced by correct accounting procedures being complied with and periodic Balance Sheet account reconciliations being performed and timely reporting of risks/opportunities
Provide information on net book values for land and store impairment reviews.
Main contact with External Auditors in relation to Fixed Asset queries throughout the year.
Review processes within the Team with a view to improving efficiency and accuracy of data.
Recruit and develop a strong team with ability for moving into other finance roles as opportunities.
What you need to know and show
Qualified accountant, including experience ideally within retail or an equivalent fast moving organisation
Experience of maintaining strong financial controls
Ideally experience of the Oracle system
Strong organisational and analytical skills
Strong team management / supervisory skills
High level of energy and drive
Good written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated team player, able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with other stakeholders
Able to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines in a constantly changing environment
Attention to detail
Committed to driving change
What decisions I can make including budget
Identify and apply correct accounting treatment for your functional areas and entities
Apply appropriate judgement in areas of complexity or ambiguity
Directly or indirectly manages
Team of 2 direct reports, 5 indirect reports
Support we will provide
Working as part of the wider Group Finance team with significant collective experience and expertise
Access to technical guidance from Big4 consulting and audit teams where necessary
Access to Sainsbury's L&D offer, including regular bitesize sessions, lunch & learns and accounting technical update sessions