Vacancy details

Head office - London, United Kingdom

This vacancy is now closed


Reports to: Finance Manager- Retail

Position summary

As part of a sub-team of four, you will have ownership of retail costs (payroll, property, controllable costs and capex) and central costs. 

Month end

  • Prepare and post period end journal entries ensuring accurate recording of all costs in a timely manner.
  • Complete robust balance sheet reconciliations to agreed deadlines with all reconciling items investigated and resolved promptly.
  • Investigate and prepare narrative explaining variances to budget and prior year for key expense categories.
  • Supporting the Finance Manager: Retail with the preparation of reporting to communicate performance to the management team.

Business partnering

  • Identify drivers of overspend, prepare ad hoc analysis and develop recommendations to reduce finance risk.
  • Development and mature stakeholder relationships across the Retail team and with central department Heads.
  • Support the budgeting and forecast process, liaising closely with the Commercial Finance team.

Compliance and controls

  • Significant involvement in the year-end process, preparation of deliverables for the audit and key contact for the auditors during the audit process.
  • Support the preparation of statutory statistical filings in the UK and overseas.
  • Support the development of a robust control environment by continuously identifying opportunities to improve financial systems and processes and by implementing these changes.


  • Ongoing non-business as usual project work within the finance team as and when required.


  • Retail or Hospitality multisite experience preferable.
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills including advanced Excel with a strong attention to detail.
  • Studying for a recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).
  • Minimum 3 years experience working within a Finance team in a high-volume environment.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and a desire to drive improvements in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial business.

This progressive role would suit someone studying towards an accountancy qualification and offers the opportunity for the right individual to advance into a qualified Management Accountant role in due course.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Study support
  • Holiday allowance
  • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
  • Pension scheme

In 1997, we launched Mountain Warehouse to make the outdoors accessible to everyone by offering value for money product and exemplary customer service.

Our expansion since then has seen the brand grow and the product evolve, but the small family business that makes MW special has remained. Great product is at the heart of everything we do.
As we expand internationally we employ a team of dedicated diverse people to offer our valued customers the best possible experience when visiting our stores, shopping online and putting our range through its paces.

Welcome to our journey.