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Lead Finance Analyst- Investments
£35,000-£45,000 plus benefits (Grade E16)
Manchester city centre

We’re looking for a lead finance analyst to join our investment appraisal team. The team are responsible for appraising all food strategic investment decisions including new stores, refits, relocations acquisitions, disposals. 

As a lead finance analyst, it’ll be up to you to use insight to make sure we’re getting the best use of our capital as we invest in our portfolio. It’s a big job. But an even bigger opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic role.

What you’ll do

• carry out investment appraisals for new store openings
• communicate key insights to the appraisal manager 
• source and check property appraisal assumptions
• work on capital investment and strategic projects 
• support with the capital investment programme
• build relationships and work collaboratively with partners across the business

This role would suit people who have 

• an accountancy qualification
• financial modelling experience
• an understanding of retail
• good relationship building and communication skills, able to challenge and influence a variety of people across the business
• advanced Excel skills
• experience using VBA programming language would be an advantage but not essential

Why Co-op? 

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, 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
• coaching, training and support to help you develop
• 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

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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