Retail Finance Commercial Finance Assistant - Leeds – Asda House

Leeds, West Yorkshire
09 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Retail Finance Commercial Finance Assistant – D

Based in Asda’s retail head office in Leeds

About the role:

The Retail Finance team business partners field based, central retail and people teams to provide governance, insight, support and challenge.

The team plays a key role in ensuring we deliver the company plan, through focused cost control, delivering high quality insight, holding teams to account on overall P&L/KRA delivery, Low Cost Operating Model, strategic change and investment initiatives.

The vacancy is commercial finance support within the regional team, the team act as the conduit between finance and operations, challenging on performance and generating analysis to identify performance improving opportunities. The role specifically focusses on creating insightful and ad-hoc. analysis

Key Responsibilities:

- Ownership of weekly RMI adjustments process

- Owner of competition/road work tracking process

- Play a key role in tracking recently introduced ‘Deep dive’ process to identify and capitalise on P&L opportunity

- Play a key role in improving and simplifying processes and procedures using new technology

- Creation of ad-hoc analysis to drive retail performance

- Play a key role in digital finance workstream

Key skills:

- Enthusiastic individual with a ‘can do’ attitude.

- Ability to provide accurate, timely information to a high quality with excellent attention to detail

- Proven analytical skills. Ability to break down complex problems and financially evaluate projects.

- Ability to make recommendations based on assumptions with financial and non-financial colleagues

- Proven ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate workloads within an environment of competing demands and deadlines

- Very strong technical skills preferred (Excel, Alteryx, Tableau, Essbase)


What you’ll need:

- Applicants should be a graduate (or equivalent) with strong academics and an accounting qualification (Part qualified is fine)

- Experience of using excel, power point and databases

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