Management Accountant - British Brand

2020-11-11 17:38:582020-12-10Zachary Daniels
Job TypePermanent
LocationSouth West London, London
AreaLondon, UKLondonUKSouth West London, London
Salary£40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserZachary Daniels
Job RefBBBH19859_1605116342

Our client is a British brand with a huge amount of passion for fashion, with over 60 stores across the UK and an impressive digital presence! The Head of Finance requires a passionate, experienced Management Accountant to join their team.

The role will offer a lot of challenge, pace and being a part of an exciting team!

The role

  • Taking ownership and responsibility for key account lines within the P&L, ensuring understanding of balances and accuracy of reporting;
  • Quarterly submission of VAT returns and reconciliation of related balance sheet accounts;
  • Assist in year-end audit;
  • Daily and weekly sales reporting - Working alongside other finance team members to ensure the accuracy and delivery of our sales reporting;
  • Ensure all month end cost journals are calculated and processed accurately and on a timely basis for key account lines within the P&L;
  • Explanation of variances compared to budget and last year;
  • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed on a monthly basis, investigate and resolve any variances on a timely basis;
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Supporting ad hoc analysis across the channels: sales, costs and profitability as required
  • Building relationships and business partnering across the business to enable a mutual understanding of financial impacts and projections
  • Review and redesign of reporting, when appropriate, to ensure value-add outputs

Key skills required

  • Qualified / part-qualified and studying towards an accounting qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Experienced working within Retail / FMCG (Desirable)
  • Experienced of VAT
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all outputs
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work well both within finance and across the business at all levels
  • Team player but ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to varying deadlines.
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Good time management and organisation.
  • Flexible in working hours (particularly at month-end).
  • View to improve procedures including shortening month-end, improve systems and processes where appropriate, to think "outside of the box".
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work.


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