Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after.
At Aldi, we’re fairly sure our business would crumble to dust without the relentless support of our professional Admin teams. We call them Admin teams but they are actually the financial hub of our business, which is why there’s a dedicated team at Head Office and within every Regional Head Office. Which one would suit you the best?
This team is based in the Corporate Head Office at Atherstone. There’s more of an international focus here, and we share best practice with different countries. You’ll find roles that relate to finance and provide the business with accurate information that informs decisions.
Based in regions all over the country, these Assistants work across a range of different administrative functions and departments, from Merchandising to Property to Payroll and Logistics that support each Regional Operation.
This department shares best practice knowledge with Aldi across the world. The information we provide needs to be supremely accurate as we’re helping our counterparts to make critical decisions, particularly how they run and adapt to different markets. It’s a good feeling knowing that we’re crucial in supporting the direction of the business.
The majority of queries we receive are finance-related, but the tasks we do are really varied. There’s a great deal of responsibility involved too. We’re often discussing confidential information with senior Aldi colleagues and helping them to set policies. Standards are incredibly high.
However when you join us, you’ll have plenty to do and things move fast. It can be a challenge, but we’re used to working efficiently under pressure and getting things done. And when we see the results – particularly when the business continues to grow – it’s all worth it.
In this area, we have qualified Accountants ensuring that our Accounts teams run effectively to meet all our financial obligations. There are five levels within the Corporate Finance & Administration side of our business, ranging from Assistant to Director. But while the level of challenge changes, every role is key to a beautifully-run business. Which role would suit you?
As our Corporate Finance & Administration Manager, you’ll head up the team that takes a closer look at how Aldi is performing and shares best practice knowledge with our international business. You’ll ensure that your team produce the kind of reports that allow our Directors to make business-critical decisions. Crucially, you’ll highlight where the finances are heading and flag up any areas that need particular attention. What you say – and do – will make a real difference to the future of Aldi.
This senior role requires a strong leader with a passion for getting the right results. For instance, you could be managing the team who consolidate the monthly regional financial results, ensuring that everything is in a clear and digestible format. As the person who shines a light on any issues we need to be aware of - or areas that need special attention – we couldn’t do without you.
You’ll join the team that helps us take a closer look at our business to see how we’re performing as a whole. Very often, we’ll share that best practice knowledge with Aldi across the world, so your role is pretty important to our future vision.
As a Corporate Administration Analyst, you’ll look at the detail of how the business is run. For instance, you could be involved in consolidating the UK and Ireland monthly accounts for financial planning. You might be taking responsibility for filing Corporation Tax returns. Or you could be scrutinising performance in order to make 10-year financial projections. It’s all about using the information we have to plan for the future and you’ll get to see (first hand) the enormous impact you’ll make.
With a fine eye for detail and a conscientious attitude, you’ll join a team that takes a closer look at how the company is performing, and shares the best practice knowledge with Aldi across the world. Providing vital support to a specialist field, such as Finance & Administration, Personnel & Treasury, Handling of Payments or Project Management, much of your role is about keeping our day-to-day accounting processes up to date. So you’ll be dealing with tasks such as making sure our suppliers are paid on time, reconciling bank accounts, payroll and corporate accounts. You’ll also act as a reliable point of contact for any related queries, which means the tasks in relation to that could be huge.
It’s an important role so you’ll need some accounting experience and a relevant AAT qualification.
As Apprenticeships go, we can’t think of a better introduction to finance. You’ll be joining the team that keeps a close eye on how the company is performing and shares best practice with Aldi across the world. Very often the information that we give to the regions will help them make key decisions, so it feels like you’re given a lot of responsibility. What’s more, you’ll also come out of it with an AAT qualification.
During the Apprenticeship, you’ll get to try out a number of different administration areas to give you a real feel for the business. You’ll handle account queries from the UK regions, and the tasks in relation to these will be many and varied. At the end of the programme, if you’ve impressed us with your ability to learn and your hard-working attitude, we’ll offer you a full time contract with clear paths for progression and development.
We’re good at lots of things at Aldi, but we’re particularly good at looking after our people. Yes, you’ll need to work hard and we expect you to be committed (you know, turning up on time, working hard, that sort of thing) but we’ll make every effort to show our appreciation. That’s why we offer the following benefits:
Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after.
Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action.
We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style.
At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.
So, what makes our Administration teams different? Special? Just that little bit unique? Here’s someone who knows exactly why that is.
Did you know… a third of the team have been here more than a decade so we’re more than colleagues. We take time to celebrate the things that matter... weddings, babies, birthdays, Fridays… any excuse for cake.
Every Aldi Region (and there are 11 across the UK and Ireland) has its own dedicated team of Administrators. They support every area of the business, from Accounts & Payroll, Finance and Property to Logistics, Trading and Store Operations.
Join any one of these teams and you’ll experience a fast-paced, professional, hard-working culture (well, this is Aldi after all). Many of the people you’ll find in these teams have been working here for years. They say it’s because of the variety, the fact they’ve seen a lot of change, and everything always feels quite fresh. True, but we also think it’s because we employ people who never give up: they’ve got plenty of stamina and are committed to what they do.
There’s also a very strong culture of efficiency, and working past your normal hours (8am – 4.30pm) doesn’t tend to happen, unless there’s a real business need (we did say we were committed). It’s also a very happy place to work too. Many of our colleagues say it feels like a family and that there’s plenty of support, all the way up to Director level.
There are a variety of roles in this area, it depends where your skills and interests lie. Whichever role you choose, you’ll need to be ready for an environment where colleagues are professional, focused and never waste a minute. Choose which level suits you the best.
You’ll be the person who ensures that we pay all the invoices that don’t relate to merchandising (such as utility bills, repairs, window cleaning, that kind of thing). Among other tasks, you’ll collate all the sales from our stores, every seven days, and pass this information to Corporate. You’ll also compare store deposits with bank statements and deal with queries from suppliers who need paying. It’s a very varied, challenging role and most people who join us have a basic understanding of accounts (rather than an accounting qualification).
Responsible for all stock control in stores, you’ll play a valuable role. You might be sending information to stores to ensure that we’re always up-to-date with sales, processing inventory paperwork or charging stores for direct deliveries (such as milk and newspapers). Often you might need to respond to a query from an Area Manager during an inventory or deal with a claim from a store regarding over or under delivery of stock. You might also need to maintain and distribute MDTs, which are machines that stores use to order stock.
Store Accounts Assistants are often relied upon for their experience, especially since many of our Area Managers are quite new to the role. You’ll make basic, day-to-day decisions regarding store stock queries (depending on whether you feel that the store or the warehouse is correct). However, there’s always support from the Finance & Administration Director if you feel the margin or month end report will be affected. It’s always useful to have some accounting experience, but not necessarily an accounting qualification.
Your main objective is to pay all merchandise invoices on time to keep suppliers happy. In this instance, we mean all the goods that are sold in store, including the direct deliveries, such as newspapers and milk.
You’ll be entering invoices into the system (which could be over 6000 a week). If the system is happy with the value of the invoice (compared to the order) it will accept it. If not, it will highlight a query and you’ll need to investigate this (with support from the Directors). You’ll also deal with supplier queries, do the VAT return and deal with alcohol arrival documents for any alcohol delivered into the warehouse that isn’t duty paid. Again, it’s always useful to have some accounting experience, but not necessarily an accounting qualification.
You’ll ensure that everyone is entered into the payroll system so that they’re paid correctly at the end of each month. You might need to prepare a new starter pack, liaise with the stores regarding their rota, deal with requests for references, speak to agencies in relation to tax or NI contributions, as well as produce month end statistics… phew, busy, busy.
Ideally, you’ll have some experience of payroll and HR, plus an understanding of issues such as tax, pensions and contracts of employment.
You’ll get involved in all sorts of tasks to support the Finance & Administration Director (FAD). That could include handling an insurance claim or dealing with an incident. You might be administering our ‘Bike to Work’ scheme, organising training in Head Office, or completing a daily sales spreadsheet from all stores in the region for the Managing Director and FAD.
Added to that, you’ll be looking after the diary of the FAD, acting as an IT Administrator (for instance, creating users, changing passwords) and project managing any office refurbishment. So it’s a full and varied role, requiring a switched-on, capable individual.
Your role is mainly a financial one, as you’ll be invoicing contractors and getting involved in financial reporting and projections, that kind of thing. You’ll also be the main point of contact for all queries associated with new builds and repairs to existing properties. So you might be speaking with Area Managers, construction management teams, legal teams, utility companies, local residents or people offering sites that Aldi could build on.
You’ll also support the Property Director by collating board packs when they need to present a new site to the board, and review the running costs and profitability once a new store is open. So you might well be looking at monthly projections and capital expenditure. There are plenty of guidelines and procedures to help you, so there is not too much pressure in terms of decision-making (apart from how you manage your workload). Some accounts experience would be useful here.
Providing support to our Logistics Director, you’ll get involved in all kinds of tasks such as managing our fleet of company cars and new iPhones. You’ll need to order cars for new colleagues (along with fuel, oil and car wash cards), provide admin support to Section Managers in the warehouse, carry out fleet inspections (dealing with any accidents or repairs) and set up new iPhones for Area Managers.
It can be quite challenging collecting information about mileage and fuel from our busy Area Managers or predicting how many cars will be needed. But you’ll be a smart, energetic individual who’s ready for anything.
You’ll be ordering all the stock into the warehouse that will eventually be taken to our stores. Quite tricky when you need to factor in things like customer behaviour or our unpredictable weather. Trading Assistants will be ordering specific categories (in response to information from Corporate Buying) and then entering orders that are automatically emailed to suppliers.
There’s plenty of liaison with suppliers, hauliers and the warehouse about delivery issues, and you’ll need to communicate with stores on a daily basis (via a store bulletin). Importantly, you’ll recommend volumes for new product orders, look at how well products are performing and feed back to Corporate Buying. You’ll also respond to any RFS (removal from sale) or EPW (emergency product withdrawal) issues. We don’t look for specific experience, but you’ll certainly need to know your way around an Excel spreadsheet.
You’ll be there to support the Store Operations Directors with all kinds of activities. Things like (deep breath…) admin support, regular liaison with Area Managers (and monitoring their KPIs), frequent conversations with Buying and Advertising (regarding access to stores and supplier visits), national audit paperwork, Personnel paperwork (such as interview materials), arranging training for Area and Store Managers, ordering staff uniforms and some admin duties for the Store Operations Director. Did you get all that? It’s a very busy, very involved role and there’s a large amount of multitasking. A whizz with spreadsheets, you’ll also be full of common sense and with bags of energy and initiative.
In this role, you’ll provide vital support to our Regional Administration Assistants, who look after any one of a number of areas, from Payroll to Property. Whichever team you’re assigned to, you’ll get involved in day-to-day organisational work, as well as data processing, analysis, completing proposals and ensuring that all data is secure.
Naturally, you’ll need to be efficient and well-organised, with the ability to keep things tidy and well ordered. You’ll be a real asset to the team so you’ll need to share our love of doing things quickly – and doing them well.
This role gives you a great chance to balance work with a home learning course that tackles basic accountancy. After a couple of years, Aldi will also organise day release at college. In terms of your work experience, we’ll move you around the business to ensure that you’re always learning. So for instance, you could start out in Store Accounts and then move to Merchandise or Property. We’ll also help you see the ‘bigger picture’ - all the things that Aldi’s trying to achieve. So you might get to see a new store being opened, or road test our online offering before the official launch.
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