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Commercial Finance Accountant - TP

Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Job Type:
Talent Pool DO NOT USE
About The Role

Imagine what you could achieve here. 

Proud of our roots, Morrisons is a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer. Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.  

As a result of growth, we are looking for a qualified Commercial Finance Accountant to join our Finance team, located at our Head Office in Thornbury, Bradford. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, with excellent attention to detail and well-developed communication and interpersonal abilities. We are looking for candidates who have proven experience working in a commercial, business partnering role. 

Our Commercial Finance teams are a true business partners to the wider business undertaking analysis, and providing commercial advice to decision makers and key stakeholders. Your influence will truly matter and make a difference – you will drive change and efficiency within your team. 
At Morrisons, Commercial finance teams provide support to the trading function of the business, covering everything that is bought and sold through our stores. Our roles are incredibly diverse in their nature and involve working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver accurate performance reporting and insights, analysis of trading performance trends, costs and supplier income recognition, annual and quarterly budgeting and cash collection. The pace of the business is intense, but the work is challenging and rewarding. It is somewhere you can make a real difference to the overall performance of the company and where you will have lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

 As part of our finance team, supporting a FTSE 100 business, there are a variety of roles available, from our commercial roles to our technical group finance roles. Above all, you’ll work closely with the business, influence decisions and support exciting projects.


Why you should join us...

Our people Make Morrisons. We are passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people. We are forward-thinking and stay one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry, giving us exposure to creative initiatives which improves the offering to our customers. 

In return for looking after our customers, we look after our people with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support everyone needs to be the best they can be.


What this role will be doing…

Our Accountant role supports the delivery of company-wide transactions and processes, supporting the overall strategic objectives of the Finance Department, always keeping the end customer in mind. Responsibilities include:

    Identifying financial risks and opportunities for departments, allowing the business to respond on a timely basis.

    Retaining a customer focus

    Participating in projects based on providing expertise and support for improving business processes and procedures.

    Developing and maintaining relationships with stores and internal stakeholders, to understand and meet their needs.

    Consulting with stakeholders across the business to understand requirements and identify opportunities to speed up and simplify.

    Producing budgets for key financial metrics.

    Inputting into financial processes in line with controls and risk appetite.

    Understanding the environment and implications of changes

    Providing variance analysis and trending techniques to measure performance against budget, forecasts and business cases.

    Supporting a continuous improvement culture focusing on service, costs, cash flow by contributing in joint problem solving.

    Generating ideas for improvement and drive through to delivery.

Producing periodic forecasts to enable stakeholders to understand the implications of current spend behaviours on the full year. 

About You

  So that you are set for success, we are looking for a self-starter, who is a strong communicator with the ability to influence at all levels. You will work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you are tenacious and committed. You will also have:

    Accounting qualification/certificate (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)

    Experienced of working in an accounting/finance environment in a similarly large business

    Attention to detail with ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines


  • Stakeholder relationship management skills (both internal and external)
About The Company

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive business and are committed to making Morrisons a brilliant place to work, harbouring an environment where our people can thrive. 


Treating all colleagues with respect and dignity is the Morrisons way - we celebrate individuality and love different perspectives. It’s what you bring to the table that matters.