Retail Management Accountant

Job Title: Retail Management Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £200 - £225 per day
REF: AF081118_1541666925
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Job Purpose Summary

  • To produce timely and accurate financial and management information to enable the senior management team to make informed business decisions.
  • Maintain the reliability and accuracy of the financial and management information that is reported to the business.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Relationship building/management, business partnering and analytical accounting support for relevant budget holders of the Business Unit.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts for the Business Unit. Full ownership and reconciliation of the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow statements and supporting schedules.
  • Posting monthly journals including accruals.
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts for budget holders alongside the Financial Planning Analyst.
  • Preparation of monthly P&L commentary including variance analysis for each department within the Business Unit.
  • Preparation of a management accounts pack which can be presented to the senior management team.
  • Responsible for calculation and compilation of Business Unit relevant VAT Returns.
  • Assist with statutory reporting and the audit process.
  • Maintain a monthly schedule of 'Risks and Opportunities' for review with the Financial Controller and Financial Planning Analyst during reforecasts.
  • Creation of new companies and sourcing of fiscal partners to support global business growth.
  • Liaising with existing fiscal partners across the globe and maintaining a schedule of international payment and reporting dates which is strictly adhered to.
  • Mentor and develop the Accounts Assistant.
  • Ad-hoc project work (c.20-30% of role).

Person profile


  • Demonstrates standards of excellence ,
  • Excellent inter-personal skills,
  • Professional and logical approach to problem solving,
  • Demonstrates a high level of professional integrity,
  • Strong initiative and self - motivation,
  • Determination to succeed with a 'can do' attitude,
  • Confident in own actions and fosters confidence in others,
  • High levels of enthusiasm and energy,
  • Maintains a positive frame of mind in all circumstances,
  • Innovative and creative,
  • Ability to work to deadlines,
  • Flexibility in approach to work,
  • Promotes personal credibility through working productively,
  • Approaches all aspects of work with passion, a positive attitude and to lead by example,
  • Works independently with effective time management,
  • Inspire, challenge and support colleagues,
  • To develop others and give recognition instinctively,
  • To seek and handle both positive and negative personal feedback,
  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Analytical approach to ad-hoc problem solving and reconciliations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • At least 2 year's post qualified relevant experience, preferably within a retail environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of P&L preparation, Budgets, Forecasts & Variance Analysis.
  • Track record of achieving results and exceeding expectations.
  • Practical knowledge of financial controls and processes.
  • Committed to business success.

Computer skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office,
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skill set with ability to build/use v -look ups.


  • ACCA/CIMA part qualified.
  • Subject related degree in Accountancy or Business Management.