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Accountant - Talent Pool

Job reference 85115


  • Job Title :
    Accountant - Talent Pool
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    31 October 2023
  • Line Manager
    James Craven
Job Advert

Join Asda's Controllership Finance talent community!


“Everything about Asda”

We're a values-led organisation – that means encouraging everyone to be open and honest. And working creatively and collaboratively, valuing everyone's input.

Our collaborative culture, the size of our business, and our belief in empowering every colleague means there's no end of opportunities here.

With a turnover of over £20billion every year, over 2 million transactions every month, and around 141,000 dedicated Asda colleagues taking care of our customers every day, we're really a place that's got everything – for our customers and your career.


“Everything you'll love ”

  • Hybrid and flexible working – Everyone's looking for that work/life balance and, at Asda, we have it on point. With 2/3 days office working.
  • Discretionary bonus – Rewarding you for your hard work and efforts.
  • Company pension scheme matched to a limit– Looking forward to the future.
  • Cash car allowance – £5.7k or an electric vehicle.
  • Minimum 24 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays – Making sure you take time for yourself, to switch off and recharge.
  • 4 weekly pay – Who doesn't love an extra payday?
  • Digital GP and Wellbeing sessions – We genuinely care at Asda. That's why we're creating a culture where our people can perform at their best, and feel their best. Because your physical health and mental wellbeing is just as important to us.
  • Discount off your shopping at Asda and George - Extra discounts running throughout the year really makes a difference, saving our colleagues an average of £700 a year.
  • Career development and apprenticeship and graduate schemes - We want our colleagues to thrive, and grow as our business does. (Link to grad scheme on Asda page).
  • Free city centre parking – You can also use it outside working hours!

Plus much more!


“That's more like it”

“Find your role”

Your role

Providing customers with the best products at the best prices – where others see problems, we believe in seeing challenges to get out teeth into. Our culture is resilient, energetic, and no small part fast-paced. So if you think you've got the skills and personality to thrive in this environment, think about joining us in this key Finance role.

In this role, you'll be pivotal to ensuring that our corporate and business strategies are supported by the very best financial accounting and control processes – and that these processes continually maximise our profitability and efficiency.


The Ins and Outs:

As an Accountant within the Financial Control team, you'll act as Controller for a part of Trading or Operations. That means managing the accurate and timely production of financial information for internal/external reporting, including compliance with group accounting policies and procedures, as well as managing the related financial control environment.  Activities will include:

  • Reviewing financial performance on a regular basis with Commercial Finance customers, including clear articulation of variances to plan/forecast.
  • Maintaining an awareness of risk management issues across the business and lead cross functional projects to enhance the control environment.
  • Using the large volumes of data available to continually refine and improve our understanding of the business and evolve financial control.
  • Working with Commercial Finance teams on new business initiatives to ensure the financial reporting impact is understood and financial controls are robust.
  • Review of month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Delivery of process improvement within the team, looking for opportunities to make processes more efficient.


Let's find out about you”

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Confidence liaising with people at all levels.
  • Able to quickly prioritise and make decisions.
  • Commitment to developing and stretching your own skills.
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to think laterally and challenge the status quo.
  • Experience using digital tools such as Alteryx and Power BI would be advantageous but not essential.



Find your everything at Asda” - bringing brighter living within everyone's reach.

We're passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, representative of the communities we serve, which means creating ways to inspire diverse talent to join Asda.


This is a Talent Pool vacancy so we will add you to our candidate pipeline and let you know when we think you may be a perfect match one of our vacancies!

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Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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