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Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Industry:
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Reference: BBBH629_1549991689
Contact Name: Harper May
Contact Email: cvs@harpermay.com
Job Published: February 12, 2019 17:14

Job Description

Harper May is currently working with an international retailer of luxury body, fragrence and skincare products based in central London. This exciting luxury retailer produces industry leading products that provide experiences of indulgence through exquisite high end lotions, soaps and fragrences. With a wide range of critically acclaimed products and stores in over 20 different countries, this exclusive retailer is now looking for a Financial Accountant to join their growing team. The role will involve overseeing 2 direct reports and providing commercial support to senior management in regards to investment and commercial decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Producing the monthly management accounting packs and commentary

  • Overseeing the expansion into new markets and producing investment appraisals for new stores

  • Analysing store trials and reviewing the profitability of customer initiatives

  • Driving the budgeting and forecasting process for the London and UK stores

  • Preparing the quarter and year end accounts and assisting with the year end audit

  • Preparing reports on EMEA store performance

  • Leading queries regarding compliance

  • Business partnering with the board and key stakeholders

  • Liaising with the UK commercial team

Key Requirements:

  • Will be fully ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified

  • A background within the retail industry will be beneficial

  • Experience with year end audits and year end accounts a must

  • Candidates from a management accounts background will be considered

  • Prior experience with commercial decision making

  • A creative problem solver

  • Strong communicator and team player