Financial Accounts Manager

Ref: MON09720
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.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Financial Accounts Manager to join our Core Finance team.  You will be responsible for managing the production of accurate and timely financial accounts for the UK and ROI trading companies, and the Financial/Group accountancy. Managing monthly financial accounts, year-end adjustments and preparation of statuary accounts.

Due to the timescales, we are ideally looking for someone who is immediately available, or available within 2-4 weeks.

What will you do as a Financial Accounts Manager?

  • Lead and develop a team of 5
  • Responsible for timely and accurate accounting processes for UK and ROI trading companies
  • Work closely with AP team – ensuring effective processes for review and reconciliation of creditors
  • Debtors – manage process for invoicing and ensure effective credit control is in place
  • Ensure all store rental turnover deals are estimated correctly and in timely manner
  • Produce monthly end stock postings and stock provisions, CAPEX accruals, audit and tax accruals
  • Prepare bank reconciliation and ensure items are cleared within a month
  • Monthly review of all balance sheet accounts, identification of issues to be rectified/improved going forward
  • Support Commercial Finance team to produce accurate analysis of actual results and to produce accurate budgets and forecasts
  • Review ad hoc transactions to ensure appropriate accounting with established standards
  • Cash management – payment review and authorisations
  • Onerous lease provision – review and calculation of year end provision and liaison with property department
  • Dilapidation provision – monthly review and calculation of provision and liaison with property department
  • Prepare year end accounting adjustments for trading entities
  • Prepare final year end BS reconciliation
  • Prepare final year end TB’s and audit deliverables
  • Statutory accounts preparation for UK entities
  • Responsibility for continuous improvement of Financial Accounts processes to improve efficiency and controls
  • Handling and resolving financial quotes
  • What you will need to succeed as Financial Accounts Manager?
  • ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Strong technical knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Previous Financial/Group Accounts experience
  • Ability to manage a diverse team with varied abilities
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Team player who is flexible in the approach to work
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Confident communicator, negotiator, and decision maker
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to build and develop relationships at all levels
  • Experience of the Retail / Consumer Goods industry (desirable)
  • Experience with CODA accounting package and Business Objects (desirable)

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 Financial Accounts Manager, please apply now.

 

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