Graduate Financial Accounting Assistant

Ref: MON11327
Salary: Competitive
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Financial Accounting Assistant to come and join our Finance team.

What will you do as a Financial Accounting Assistant?

  • Monthly accruals and prepayments – Perform and review monthly postings in relevant P&L and Balance sheet accounts.
  • Variance analysis - Actual v Forecast/Budget – Review variances on monthly basis and investigate any large variances.
  • Monthly reconciliations – Preparation of monthly reconciliations for relevant balance sheet accounts. Providing explanations for month-on-month movements.
  • International recharge accounting - Perform monthly postings and review for non-stock sold to international partners
  • Debtor management – Invoicing and credit control for concession partners and marketplaces
  • Company surveys – Completion of Office for National Statistics surveys
  • Fixed assets – Processing the accounting entries relating to Fixed Assets for stores/Head Office and completing monthly reconciliations
  • AP suppliers – Set up stock, non-stock, property suppliers and process any changes to information.
  • Audit – Supporting the team in the year end audit and assisting with the completion of the year-end financial statements.
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by management

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • You have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, preferably in Finance/Business/Accounting.
  • You have a desire to study towards ACA/ACCA qualification
  • Basic bookkeeping and accounting knowledge
  • 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 IT/computing skills
  • Proficient in Office programmes, particularly Excel
  • Experience of using an accounting software would be desirable
  • Basic knowledge of the Retail Industry would be advantageous

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary with the option to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme
  • Professional qualifications and Study Support packages offered
  • 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.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request discuss any specific requirements.

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