Finance Manager - Establishment & FM Accounting (12M FTC)

Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park and Home


Coventry Store Support Centre - Ansty Park and Home



Contract Type

12 Month Fixed Term Contract


Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Group Finance

Job ID


Google Map of Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty Coventry CV7 9RD

Sainsbury's Store Support Centre, Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty, Coventry, CV7 9RD

Job Description

Finance/ Corporate Finance

Coventry / Holborn / Milton Keynes / Manchester Store Support Centre & Home

Reporting to
Senior Finance Manager – Fixed Assets, Property and Tech Accounting


In a nutshell

To ensure the integrity and controls of accounting COE processing for the Sainsburys and Argos Ledgers of property establishment and facilities management (FM) costs, including the resulting entries in the Period and Statutory Accounts. Support other areas of the business in respect of property establishment and FM queries and the relationship with property service providers (Cushmans and CBRE) and FM service providers (Arcus).  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 2 indirect reports to ensure processing of journals for property establishment and FM costs each period is timely and in accordance with Group Policy
  • Responsible for accounting for FM and property establishment costs for Argos and Sainsburys including Rent, Rates, Service Charge. Including monthly journals, management account information and audit support
  • Work alongside group finance and the property business partnering team to manage and monitor onerous lease and dilaps provisons
  • Regular review and analysis of balance sheets, following best practice
  • 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
  • Main contact with External Auditors in relation to property establishment and FM 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, 2 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


What we offer

If being part of a hugely influential team wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and a huge range of learning and development opportunities, you’ll also enjoy a bonus scheme, holiday allowance, healthcare, pension, a save as you earn scheme and staff discounts at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat. 

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.