Assistant Accountant

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
08 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: "Empowering Imagination". In 2019, Kering had nearly 38,000 employees and restated revenue of €15.9 billion.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an Assistant Accountant who will report to the Assistant Financial Controller as part of our Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) team based in Haywards Heath.

Your opportunity

Your role will be to work with the Financial Controller and Asst. Financial Controller supporting the Balenciaga and Brioni brands' UK operations.

How you will contribute
  • Reviewing invoice coding
  • Business expense processing
  • Support in VAT return preparation - export sales checks and C79 reconciliations
  • Intercompany statement reconciliations - issuing i/c receivable statements and reconciling i/c payables
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Helping prepare responses to audit requests
  • Liaising with stores on a range of finance matters
  • Prepayments and accruals accounting
  • Asset accounting
  • Sales certification
  • National statistics reporting
  • Retail partner concession reconciliation and resolution of issues
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Validating AR postings

Who you are
  • Minimum part AAT qualified
  • Good excel skills
  • Exposure to SAP ideal but not essential
  • Retail experience beneficial
  • Exposure to VAT accounting would be preferable although not essential
  • Previous experience in an Accounting /Accounts Payable background
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Ability to keep the team informed of progress whilst working independently
  • Confidence in asking questions, confirming understanding of processes and problem solving.
  • Good grasp of accounting/tax concepts and their application or willingness to learn quickly
  • Taking responsibility for completion of work allocated
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage multiple deadlines
  • Pro-activity in suggesting process improvements
  • Flexible approach to working in a fast paced environment
  • Problem solving and analytical skills

Why work with us?

This is a fantastic opportunity actively contribute to the ongoing success and growth at Kering. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms - gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation - enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background

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Kering UK Services Limited

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