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Commercial Finance Accountant

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Location:
Bradford
Department:
Finance
Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Work Level:
Work Level 3
Job Type:
Permanent
About The Role

We're looking for a qualified Commercial Finance Accountant to join our Finance team, located at our Head Office in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be a qualified Accountant, ideally practice trained, with excellent attention to detail and well-developed communication and interpersonal abilities. We're looking for candidates who have proven experience working in a commercial, business partnering role.  

Our Commercial Finance teams are 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'll 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. 

Our Accountants support the delivery of company-wide transactions and processes, supporting the overall strategic objectives of the Finance Department, always keeping the end customer in mind.  

Other 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'll also have:

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

  • Experience of working in an accounting/finance environment in a similarly large business.

  • Ideally practice trained.

  • 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

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.  

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.

New Ways of Working

The wellbeing of our colleagues is really important to us and we want everyone to have a great home and work life balance. Because of this we've introduced a four day working week for all full time colleagues based at our head office in Bradford.

You’ll be able to flex your working hours around the core hours of 10am-4pm, and can choose to do different hours each day as long as you’re covering these core hours. Each four day week will contain four average nine hour days.

To be more competitive and support our stores and sites more effectively, we now work over a six day operation, Monday to Saturday inclusive, and everyone in our head office now works one Saturday in every four (or 13 a year), albeit Saturday will be a shorter working day of 6 hours.

Your non-working day will need to fit in with the business needs so more information about this and which day you'd take off will be discussed at your interview.