• Job Reference: 62271
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Morrisons plc
  • Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

Here at Morrisons we’re looking for an Accountant to join our Nutmeg Finance team in Coalville

In 2013, we launched Nutmeg in 50 stores as a kidswear brand. In 2017 we launched our first ladieswear range. And then in 2020, we made the move into menswear. Today you’ll find us in more than 450 stores as well as online and - and we're still growing fast! 

You’ll work closely with the Finance Manager - Clothing as part of a small onsite Finance team, however you’ll have the support of the wider Finance team who are predominantly based at our Head Office in Yorkshire. We’re looking for someone to work 2 days a week onsite in Coalville and 2 days remotely from home. 

You'll be responsible for:

  • Weekly sales/margin reporting and analysis.

  • Providing your stakeholders with commentary on trade for the previous week. 

  • Month end preparation including the processing of journals and balance sheet reconciliations.

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

  • Maintaining a high level of financial control within your area. 

  • Identifying financial risks and opportunities for departments, as well as areas to speed up and simplify.

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues across the site and the rest of the Finance team.

About You

You'll ideally have the following skills/experience:

  • You’ll ideally be a qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA). 

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels.

  • Previous experience working in a large complex organisation.

  • Previous experience working in retail would be advantageous but not essential.

  • A good understanding of trading and good commercial acumen. 

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

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. You’ll be able to flex your working hours across the four days but you’ll work 36 hours over the four 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. Therefore you’ll also work 13 Saturdays a year, albeit they 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.