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  • Job ID: 1037911

  • Salary: £45,000 to £52,500

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 15-04-2024

Lead Financial Insights Analyst
£45,000 to £52,500 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A)
12-month secondment/FTC
Manchester city centre (hybrid working)

We’re looking for a Lead Financial Insights Analyst to join us in Manchester on a 12-month fixed-term contract to help analyse the financial impacts of in-store safety, security, and other operational projects. Working alongside our Operations team, you’ll provide clear analysis of our financial performance; translating it into clear and accessible insights and recommendations to support effective decision-making. In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – spending at least one day per week working from the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with the Operations Innovation Development Lead to understand key projects and the analysis needed
  • Work closely with our Finance Business Partners and operations colleagues to deliver detailed and accurate reports and financial plans
  • Provide variance analysis and insight across a variety of business areas and projects (including test and learn analysis)
  • Make sure any risks and opportunities are identified and considered in future forecasts and present any financial impacts they might have
  • Be on the look-out for new analysis techniques and methodologies to improve the value of the insights we provide

This role would suit people who have

  • An accountancy qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA) or are currently working towards one
  • Experience working in an analysis, insight, or financial reporting team with a solid understanding of analytical methods, practices, and techniques
  • Strong IT skills (including Microsoft Excel and database applications)
  • Good communication and prioritisation skills, with the ability to present financial information to a non-finance audience
  • Good relationship-building skills, with the ability to influence and challenge people inclusively

Why Co-op?

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at