Cost Control Intern - 6 months

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The L'OCCITANE Group is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products maker, producer and retailer. The Group is built on strong values of entrepreneurship, team work, respect and authenticity. It is committed to developing products that are increasingly respectful of both man and his environment.
The Group has four brands : L'OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian et L'OCCITANE au Brésil.
With a presence in 90 countries, our products are distributing in more than 2,900 stores in the world.

Head Office - Cost Control Intern

Job description

Join L'Occitane UK and Ireland; a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work, in an exciting role as a Cost Control Intern. L ’Occitane, the Provincial Skincare and Lifestyle Brand, currently with 90 retail boutiques in the UK, also has important and growing business in non-retail channels - Wholesale, QVC, B2B & Web.

The role of the Cost Control Intern for L’Occitane is to assist the team in analysing and reviewing the monthly financial & KPI data through the monthly closing process.


    Supporting the accounting team and ensure operational activities (regarding sales, expenses & accruals) are in line with the group reporting allocation rules. Also checking that financial data are correctly allocated to the right P&L accounts/cost centres. Detailed monthly review on sales, expenses & profitability by business units (by store, by channel, by type of customers). Organization and facilitation of physical stock counts. Aid with the preparation of stock takes in Retail Stores. Analysis stocks take results and investigate on inventory variances. Follow up with retail & stock team to ensure inventory is corrected.
    Involvement in specific project activities, that aim to improve day to day business processes. Monitor Productivity in store. Intercompany transaction reconciliation (UK – Ireland). Provide support to the cost controlling team.
Skills / Abilities – Competencies

    Business/Accounting/Finance Degree. MS office skills, especially Microsoft Excel. Ability to juggle/prioritize multiple responsibilities. Show critical thinking, ownership, excellent analytical skills and attention to details. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Team worker.
L'Occitane is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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