Retail Financial Analyst - Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive salary plus benefits
05 Jan 2021
02 Feb 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Retail Financial Analyst - Leeds

Are you looking for your next role within Commercial Finance?

Are you bored of producing reports and insight but your advice and recommendations never listened to?

Are you looking business partnering role offering the opportunity to make a real difference and influence change?


Then look no further, we are looking for an enthusiastic and analytically minded individual to join our Retail commercial finance team providing commercial support and insight across our c650 stores, central retail operations and people functions.

The team plays a key role in ensuring we deliver the company plan, through influencing sales performance and cost control, providing high-quality insight, independent oversight and challenge, holding teams to account on overall P&L/KRA delivery.

The role provides commercial finance support for the Regional People Senior Director and a team of regional SMPs (Senior Manager People).  You will have P&L ownership for salaries, indirect employment costs & colleague discount, covering a total cost base in excess of 300m pa, whilst supporting on the management of retail wages worth 1.5bn.

If flexible working is important to you, then look no further! At Asda, we are proud of our culture and our commitment to flexible working. This role is based at Asda House, Leeds with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week

You will also get an excellent benefits package including;-

  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.


Your role

End to end ownership of salaries, indirect & colleague discount including planning, forecasting & balance sheet awareness

Finance business partner for operations teams in these areas, providing support to inform decision making or aid understanding

Identifying opportunities for improvements in performance across employment costs through robust financial analysis, using data analytics to drive actionable insight

Tracking of cost transformation benefits being delivered in these cost lines

Ownership of the monthly forecast process for these lines

Holding stakeholders to account for delivery of plan by quarter

Appraisal of investment opportunities to inform business cases


About you 

  • Previous commercial finance experience
  • Applicants should be a graduate (or equivalent) with strong academics and an accounting qualification (Part qualified is fine)
  • Strong technical skills (Excel, Alteryx, Tableau, Essbase)

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

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