Assistant Financial Accountant

Ref: MON10923
Salary: Competitive
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week, 6 months

Monsoon and Accessorize is an exciting and ethical fashion brand. We are a growing Company with stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and in International markets.  We were built on a way of working that we are really proud of, where values and ethics go hand in hand.

We are looking for an Assistant Financial Accountant to join our Finance team, initiallly on a 6 month fixed term contract. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in Finance. This role would be ideally suited to someone looking to gain exposure to a dynamic, fast paced environment.

What you will do as our Assistant Financial Accountant? 

  • Perform and review monthly postings in relevant P&L and Balance sheet accounts.
  • Review variances on monthly basis and investigate any large variances.
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations for all accounts.
  • Perform monthly postings and review for items sold to international partners Monthly accounting for The Monsoon Trust and assist with completion of the year end financial statements
  • Invoicing and credit control for concession partners and marketplaces
  • Completion of National Statistics surveys · Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by management

What you will need to succeed as our Assistant Financial Accountant ?

  • Looking to study ACCA/CIMA qualification
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Can work independently as well as be a team player and flexible in approach to work
  • Proficient in Office programmes, particularly Excel
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of accounting – debits and credits
  • Basic understanding of accruals and prepayments

If you have the following this would be a huge bonus:

  • Experience of Retail industry
  • Experience of using accounting software
  • Stakeholder management experience

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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