Financial Accountant

London (Greater)
12 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

White Stuff is a multi-channel brand with a strong heritage and values. Established in 1985 we have now grown to over 100 shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women's and men's clothing as well as beautiful accessories and home ware. Our original prints, intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive.

We're a sociable, talented and like-minded bunch here at White Stuff, proud to be part of such a great brand, and passionate about our customers. We believe people are at the heart of our business, so we're committed to building and sustaining a sense of community and togetherness, where everyone feels like they're part of something special. Creating responsibly is at the heart of everything we do and each of our Shops supports one of its local charities through the White Stuff Foundation.
Role Summary

A great opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join an exciting and growing business that will empower and develop an individual that is up for a challenge.

The role includes:
- managing a direct report (Banking & Assistant Financial Accountant);
- oversight of all cash and banking activities;
- ownership of VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales (including International returns);
- key part in the year end and statutory accounting, including relationship with the auditors;
- management accounting responsibilities including budgeting and month end review; and
- ad hoc projects and driving retail business processes.


Cash Banking

Oversight of all cash and banking activities including but not limited to:
* Manage, coach and mentor the Banking & Assistant Financial Accountant
* Maintaining the Bank mandates and cash business processes
* Transactional relationship with external banks and cash couriers
* Ensure shop banking procedure documents are kept updated and are followed by the shops

Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditure
* To maintain the fixed asset register by accounting for additions, disposals, calculating depreciation, and reconciling to the nominal ledger
* Deliver suite of fixed asset reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
* To monitor, review and analyse capital expenditure. This includes review and reporting of on-going projects, analysis of closed projects versus original specifications & budget, and improving and bringing efficiencies to the overall capital expenditure process
* As part of the Annual Tax Computation, to maintain and prepare capital allowances

* Prepare and submit the periodic VAT returns for multiple international countries and keeping abreast of any changes in local requirements
* Prepare and submit branch accounts and corporation tax returns including liaising with professional service providers to ensure submission deadlines are met
* Prepare and submit Intrastat and EC Sales lists for multiple international countries
* Review the UK EC Sales & Intrastat prior to submission
* Monitor distance selling and Intrastat thresholds and liaise with external consultants to register for VAT accordingly

Year End
As part of the Financial Accounting team your tasks will include the following areas but not limited to:
* Prepare White Stuff Company statutory accounts
* Responsible for managing and overseeing interim and year-end audit and liaising with external auditors
* Manage the forward contract revaluation gain/loss
* Work closely with the Financial Accounting Manager/Financial Controller on all areas of statutory accounts across UK and internationally, year end, audit queries, tax and VAT

Month End
* Ownership of monthly trial balance and balance sheet
* Prepare monthly manual journal review and commentary
* Business partnering with multiple cost centres including Shop Development, HQ, Shop Repairs & Maintenance, Insurance, Electricity & Gas, and Merchandising for Management Accounts

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