Assistant Accountant

Consumer Additions
Central London, London
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a British Fashion Retailer are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join them in their Central London HQ. This is an exciting time for the business, who have a strong store presence and online channels.

This role is available on a 12 month Maternity cover contract with future opportunities opening in the business and will appeal to candidates with strong International bank reconciliations and cash management experience, ideally from a Retail/ Consumer background.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Complete the daily and weekly cash flow across all currencies
  • Post transactions daily across all bank accounts
  • Complete the month end bank reconciliations for all bank accounts, both UK and International across multiple currencies
  • Reconcile all credit card and cash receipts on a monthly basis
  • Work closely with the transactional teams to ensure all concession receipts and third party payments are correctly posted and allocated
  • Liaise with store teams and investigate any banking discrepancies
  • Work with the compliance manager to develop an understanding of the store processes to make any necessary improvements
  • Monitor petty cash and till floats on a monthly basis
  • Implement improvements in accounting systems and bank/cash processes to ensure a robust control environment within the finance team

Personal Requirements:

  • Computer literate with strong excel skills
  • Retail experience is essential
  • Experience in dealing with high volumes of transactions on a daily basis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to record keeping and reporting
  • Excellent organisation, and problem solving skills
  • Able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Working well within a team-driven environment