Retail Accounts Assistant

Ref: MON09189
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Retail Accounts Assistant to join our Core Finance team, based at our Head Office in West London.   Reporting to the Retail Accounts Manager, you will primarily be responsible for Cash Control & Reconciliation, acting as the key point of contact for a region of stores.

This would be an ideal role for someone who is looking to gain experience within a Retail Finance team.  It is an entry-level position, which requires strong numeracy and communication skills.  An understanding of Accounting processes, or some previous experience in this area, would be an advantage.  

What will you do as a Retail Accounts Assistant?

You will be allocated a region of stores for which you must ensure on a timely basis that:

  • Sales are complete and accurate;
  • Sales are reconciled to tender on a daily basis to ensure completeness and that there are no mis-appropriation of funds;
  • Chargebacks are reviewed and input on a timely basis;
  • Merchant statements are input on a timely basis;
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements is completed
  • Acting as a key point of contact for our stores, you will efficiently manage any queries raised and ensure that issues or concerns are directed to the appropriate Head Office teams.

What you will need to succeed as a Retail Accounts Assistant?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident dealing with Store teams on the phone and handling any queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Highly numerate
  • Educated to minimum A-Level standard.  Additional Finance qualifications such as AAT or an Accounting/ Finance related Degree would be beneficial but not essential
  • Competent in MS Office software, in particular Excel
  • Previous Retail experience
  • Knowledge of Retail Java back office functions and administration procedures around store cash handling (desirable)

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year, we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan. 

If you feel you have the potential to become a Retail Accounts Assistant, please apply now.

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