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Junior Accountant

Department:  Finance
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB
INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

Burberry is on the lookout for an ambitious UK and Ireland Junior Accountant. The UK and Ireland Junior Accountant is responsible for the execution of specified UK tasks within the Record to Report (RTR) function based in the Leeds office.

 

The major objectives of this role are:

  • Accurate and timely month-end and periodic reporting, including submissions to Group Finance and Business Partners
  • Ensure all compliance and regulatory requirements are met
  • Ensure general accounting is accurate and complies with Group accounting policies and local requirements
  • Prepare and deliver specific audit requirements (both internal and external).
  • Deliver management and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Prepare statutory accounts for the assigned entities.
  • Continuous improvement of processes and controls.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Delivery

 

  • Preparation and execution of RTR transactions such as payroll, intercompany and accruals
  • Journal preparation and execution
  • Reconciliation and confirmation of specific balance sheet accounts 
  • Preparation of RTR reports
  • Agreement of intercompany balances
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Completion and submission of monthly BPC pack per Group deadlines for assigned entities
  • Completion of half year and year end additional financial information
  • Preparation of analyses and support for internal and external audit requirements, liaising with the auditors and colleagues across the business as required
  • Responding to ad hoc queries and provision of analysis as required, prioritising work effectively to ensure that these queries are responded to on a timely basis
  • Ensuring compliance with the Group Policies, including operating of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Role may require work on some weekend/public holidays during half year and year end periods. 

 
Continuous improvement

 

  • Apply understanding of assigned accounting processes to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures.
  • Work closely with the process owners, colleagues and managers to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions.
  • Proactively seeks feedback from fellow team members and other internal and external customers, and uses this to inform future delivery of services.
PERSONAL PROFILE

Qualifications & Experience

  • Either passed some professional accounting exams or willing to start studying for an accounting qualification 
  • At least 1 years of relevant accounting experience. 
  • SAP and retail or FMCG industry experience beneficial.
  • Good Excel skills with experience of working with large data sets.
  • Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers.

 

Skills

 

  • Ability to build strong relationships, both with the wider Finance team and throughout the BBS
  • Excellent attention to detail.