Vacancy details

Head office - London, United Kingdom

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Reports to: Senior Finance Manager - Retail


Here at Mountain Warehouse we have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and proactive Management Accountant to join our busy and friendly finance department. 

You’ll play a key role in our Retail Finance team who are responsible for financial accounting, reporting, analysis and control for our portfolio of 365 stores across the UK, Europe, North America and New Zealand. 

The role is full and varied and blends the preparation of accurate and timely management accounts with business partnering to support our Retail teams to deliver against strategic objectives. 

We work remotely with one day a week of travel into our London Victoria Head Office. 

What you'll be doing

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.
  • Continuous evolution of month end reporting and analysis to better communicate financial performance to key stakeholders to support decision making.

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.

We’d love to meet someone with

  • 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.