Vacancy details

Head office - London, United Kingdom


Reports to: Senior 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 store 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 Senior Finance Manager 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.


  • Recently qualified accountant.
  • Retail experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills including advanced Excel with a strong attention to detail.
  • Resilient and able to thrive in a faced-paced environment, juggling competing priorities.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and a desire to drive improvements in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial business.