Assistant Controller

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
30 Dec 2021
30 Jan 2022
Kering is a global Luxury group managing the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewellery 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 Maisons 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 2020, Kering had 38,000 employees and consolidated revenues of €13.1 billion.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an R2R Assistant Controller who will report to the Financial Controller of the YSL UK and Ireland entities based in the Finance Shared Service Centre in Haywards Heath.

Your opportunity

Y ou will work collaboratively within the Finance Shared Services department in order to support on the preparation of the month end reporting, compliance activities and daily UK and Irish finance operations of the YSL brand.

How you will contribute

  • Support the Financial Controller in the preparation of month end reporting, including the calculation & posting month end journals & accruals, preparing HFM loading, analysis of results, responding to divisional queries.
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Completing Intercompany reconciliations
  • Preparing of quarterly VAT returns
  • Completion of tax packs
  • Assisting in the preparation of budget and forecasts
  • Assisting in the preparation of statutory accounts
  • Responding and supporting with queries raised by stores and operational teams
  • Responding to internal and external audit queries
  • Reconciliation of all concession partner accounts


  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified
  • Strong experience in industry accounting
  • Experience in retail / luxury retail business within a finance function would be a plus
  • Proficient in SAP, Excel, HFM reporting
  • A problem solver with a strong analytical mindset with a high attention to details
  • Able to work under pressure & manage multiple expectations & assess priorities
  • An effective and positive team player with excellent communication skills with an agile, collaborative and inclusive approach

Why work with us

This is a fabulous opportunity to join Kering UK Shared Service Finance team and actively contribute to the ongoing growth and success 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 Ltd.

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