Lead Finance Analyst – Projects

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Lead Finance Analyst – Projects

£35,000 - £42,000 plus benefits (Grade E)

Manchester city centre


We’re looking for talented professionals to drive change in end-to-end thinking across our retail business. If you have the level of engagement skills and accounting knowledge we need, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact and change the way we do business at the Co-op.

In this role, we’ll look to you to support the business in end-to-end decision making. You’ll partner with colleagues across commercial, IT and logistics in assessing the profitability of strategic investment decisions. The role requires a self-motivated and focused person who will quickly establish themselves as a key contact challenging the status quo and striving for best practice.

What you’ll do:

• support business partners in preparing high quality business cases, presenting to senior leaders and influencing strategic level decision making

• work across multiple cost-saving and returning programmes, providing insight and challenge to ensure best use of capital

• testing hypotheses and undertaking ad hoc business investigations

• develop advanced modelling techniques using robust financial analysis

• coach members of the investments and property teams, providing cross functional support

• develop the post investment process and utilise learnings to inform future investment decisions

This role will suit people who have:

• a solid understanding of accounting principles (preferably ACA background)

• great analytical skills and a real ability to translate numbers and complex data sets into meaningful insight

• an inquisitive nature with a real ability to engage, challenge and influence colleagues at all levels

• confidence presenting insight to different audiences and senior leaders

• work within tight timescales with an ability to prioritise and delegate

• experience of driving and delivering cost and benefit efficiencies

Why Co-op?

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, and as an interaction designer you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

● competitive salary

● pension with up to 10% employer contributions

● annual incentive scheme

● 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)

● discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at (url removed)/peoplepolicies.

As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test
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