Group Accountant

Ref: MON09719
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Finance
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 29/06/2018

Monsoon Accessorize truly is a global brand.  With over 770 international branches in over 55 markets, we are represented on five continents, and still growing. We offer exquisite products that represent individuality, originality and strong global brand values.  Here at Monsoon Accessorize we care about giving great customer service.  Everything we do is about trying to be the best.  We don't have a fancy mission statement, it's about passion for beautiful product and friendliness.  It's about being true to our core ethics and values but most of all, it's about having fun and enjoying work.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Group Accountant to join our Group Finance team.  This role would be ideally suited to a Group Reporting or Consolidation Accountant, as these will be the key areas of responsibility.

What will you do as a Group Accountant?

  • Act as a focal point for subsidiary finance teams (internal or third party) – provide support and guidance on accounting treatment, chart of accounts, and reporting issues
  • Manage month end reporting process and timetable for subsidiaries, coordinating with relevant teams to ensure monthly reporting packs submitted on time and in accordance with Group requirements
  • Ensure accurate and timely production of subsidiary financial accounts
  • Review monthly subsidiary balance sheets, raising and following up on queries as relevant
  • Posting monthly subsidiary TBs to CODA in multiple currencies
  • Produce intercompany debt and loan reconciliations, following up on issues and queries as relevant
  • Support and provide information and analysis to Tax, Treasury, CFO regarding subsidiary related queries or ad hoc projects
  • Prepare monthly consolidated Group Balance Sheet and Cashflow
  • Plan and coordinate year-end process liaising with internal teams and external auditors
  • Review audit deliverables and working papers in relation to external audit queries/requirements
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for MAL, AL, ROI and Group companies in line with agreed timelines and ensuring filing deadlines are met
  • Monthly accounting for MHJL, including posting journals, bank transactions, and revaluations
  • Bank reconciliations for Group companies
  • Posting ad hoc bank entries and liaising with the bank to resolve queries in timely manner
  • Coordinate Group Insurance annual renewal process
  • Be the main point of contact in the business re. Insurance queries, and manage the relationship with insurance providers

What will you need to succeed in this role?

  • ACA / ACCA Qualified
  • Strong technical knowledge of UK GAAP
  • Previous Financial/Group Accounts experience
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Team player who is flexible in the approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience within the Retail industry (desirable)
  • Knowledge of CODA accounting package and Business Object Reporting tool (desirable)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management experience

What are we like to work for?

If you're passionate about Monsoon Accessorize and love the brand aesthetic and rich heritage, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company, this year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic 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.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as generous discounts!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Group Accountant, please apply now.

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