RTR Accountant

Leeds, United Kingdom
23 May 2022
21 Jun 2022

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


The Accountant will be responsible for execution of EMEIA Inventory tasks within the BBS Finance function in accordance with the Group Policies, IFRS and local GAAP requirements, agreed service level agreements and key performance indicators.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the development of the team, helping to transition work into the BBS function ensuring processes are identified, transferred, and improved to ensure a streamlined, efficient team within the overall BBS Finance function.


Service Delivery
  • Preparation and execution of Inventory transactions.
  • Reconciliation of Inventory balances.
  • Journal preparation and execution.
  • Maintenance and understanding of inventory systems.
  • Support Stocktake processes.
  • Preparation and review of monthly reports including the investigation of variances and reporting of these to the Finance Team.
  • Reconciliation and confirmation of specific balance sheet accounts.
  • 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 a significant number of ad hoc queries, and 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.

• Looks to get involved in other areas of EMEIA accounting to strengthen the team.


Qualifications & Experience
  • Completed or working towards a professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, CA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Accounting role within a large, listed, multinational company is desirable.
  • Experience in applying IFRS or local accounting GAAP is required.
  • SAP training and certification is desirable. Experience of BPC is an advantage.
  • At least 1 years of relevant accounting experience. SAP and retail or FMCG industry experience preferred.
  • Experience working in an accounting team in a Shared Service environment is a plus.
  • Proficient level of Excel skills required with experience of building and working with complex models and large data sets preferred.
  • Worked within a multicurrency environment, analysing and understanding the impact of movements in exchange rates on reported results is desirable.
  • Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers.

  • Can do attitude to work and ability to work to month end deadlines.
  • A capability to build the role and adapt to changes in the working environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Observes corporate policies and business values.
  • Thinks conceptually and identifies and addresses future challenges and opportunities, often in an ambiguous environment.
  • Can demonstrate appetite for delivering continuous improvement.
  • Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers.
  • Uses a variety of techniques to influence a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders across a range of operational issues. Able to establish personal credibility at all levels.
  • Builds effective relationships through interpersonal skill and technical expertise to aid cross-functional working, delivery and a sense of collaboration and teamwork.

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || FINANCE SHARED SERVICES || n/a ||

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