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Finance Business Partner

Job reference 69086


  • Job Title :
    Finance Business Partner
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    1 February 2023
  • Line Manager
    Shah Abbas
Job Advert

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding new opportunity in an exciting role that is focused on a rapidly developing part of Asda?


This Finance Business Partner is part of a wider team that partners both the Wholesale and Convenience and Property team, making critical decisions on Asda's investment into Convenience stores and helping the business deliver its ambition of #2 in Grocery through organic new store growth opportunities.


Your Role  

  • You'll work with stakeholders across Wholesale and Convenience, Property, including surveyors, market evaluation and construction, alongside other Asda teams such as Legal and the wider Finance team
  • Also be responsible for challenging senior stakeholders to prioritise and evaluate investment decisions to unlock growth opportunities through new store growth opportunities
  • You will support new store schemes from approval through to opening; reviewing and challenging scheme economics; inputting into store plans; providing insight into commercial performance and conducting post investment evaluations
  • You will identify improvements to ways of working and underlying robustness of investment appraisal approach
  • You will participate in the preparation and review of budgets / forecasts / commercial review for ASDA portfolio of Convenience stores, performing analysis and drive insight to improve commercial performance


About you 

  • Strong commercial skill set and critical thinking, with the ability to evaluate investments and support clear, robust and measurable business cases
  • Ability to provide accurate, timely information to a high quality with excellent attention to detail
  • Drive to be a ‘self-starter' who looks to set direction and take ownership of complex issues to drive the right actions
  • Confidence to challenge and influence operational partners at senior levels of the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish professional, credible relations with both finance and non-finance colleagues, as well as great communication skills to ensure information is clearly articulated
  • Experience in the use of Excel, PowerPoint and analysis tools to support data-driven decisions
  • Applicants should be a graduate (or equivalent) with strong academics and a professional accounting qualification with post qualified experience


  • Convenience Experience, operational business partnering, range / proposition appraisal optimisation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions experience


Work Where it Works.   

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to choose where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team, as well as across our network of stores and depots.  


You will also get an excellent benefits package including;- 

  • £5700 car allowance
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards


We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 


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