Central England Co-Operative Careers

Finance Analyst
Full Time

Salary
£40,000-£45,000
Hours
39
Contract Term
Permanent

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Location:
Finance - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest and most successful independent co-operatives in the UK, operating across 16 counties, from the heart of England to its eastern shores. Our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

We are looking for a commercial minded finance analyst to join our progressive finance team, to support our business areas during what is an exciting time to join a rapidly changing business and help to support its future direction.

Your role will involve supporting, challenging, reviewing, and interpreting the performance of our business, support costs and also analyse and help forecast project spend.

A Qualified Accountant with the ability to work under your own initiative and demonstrate a proactive approach to issue resolution. You will demonstrate strong commercial and financial acumen, understanding the key sales and profitability drivers. You must be able to challenge current practice and processes with an eye to continuous improvement.

As a person you will be confident with strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to work collaboratively with both cross functional and finance colleagues. You should be an excellent communicator with an eye for detail who is always looking to make improvements and do things better, you will need a track record of delivering accurately to deadlines and providing high quality insight and analysis.

This is a unique opportunity for the someone looking to grow their finance career, being involved in both ongoing commercial decision support and supporting key projects.

As a Central England Co-operative colleague you will enjoy a wide range of benefits, including a competitive salary, Society membership, colleague discount, pension and health plans. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics. The Society's Support Centre is based in Lichfield and we welcome conversations with candidates about flexible working.

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.