Accounts Payable Assistant (6 Month FTC) (Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein)

London, United Kingdom
22 Jul 2022
14 Sep 2022
Full Time
About PVH

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest global apparel companies. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in revenues.

Founded in 1968 and acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003, Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognised for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010. We engage consumers through 360° marketing campaigns, innovative events, exciting collaborations and brand partnerships, and work with some of the biggest names from the world of Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment.



The PVH finance team is instrumental to the success of the PVH Region North business. Acting as true business partners the team are responsible for providing accurate, timely and reliable information which supports and shapes our strategic direction.

The team culture is like no other, they are extremely supportive of each other, pulling together through the busy periods they always make sure they have fun and celebrate their successes.

Accounts Payable Assistant (6 Month FTC)will work within the Financial Accounting team, whose role is supporting the business to reach their targets. This is done by supporting the accounts payable function across the board - across Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein for Retail and Head Office across Region North. The main role of this position is to support the Accounts Payable Accountant with AP ledger management, invoice / employees expenses processing and analysis, as well as invoice coding in the invoice approval system. This role will involve building good and trustworthy relationship between different stakeholders; suppliers, Shared Service Center (SSC) team and colleagues. It is crucial for the business that all invoices and employees' expenses are be approved and paid on time, charges recognised correctly and processed to the correct G/L ledger, under correct cost or profit centers. Supporting the Accounts Payable Accountant to analyse AP ledger will be essential for the role, understanding whether the 3rd party invoices are processed on time and in correct period. The Accounts Payable Assistant will work closely with Accounts Payable Account and will report directly to Financial Controller.

Responsibilities include:

Support the Accounts Payable Accountant to analyse AP Ledger across Region North:
  • Review AP ledger with Accounts Payable accountant on weekly / bi-weekly basis for 8 companies
  • Analyse open items
  • Advise Accounts Payable accountant and SSC for reconciliations of vendor accounts
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable Accountant on preparing weekly updates of AP ledger analysis and action plan

Coding 3rd party invoices in COUPA (invoice approval system):
  • Code 3rd party invoices and make sure the correct G/L code as well as correct Cost Center / Profit Center is allocated to each invoice
  • Query the invoices with suppliers for any inconsistencies for the charges received
  • Query the invoices with business stakeholders and ensure the correct charges are received and according to their expectations
  • Support Accounts Payable Accountant to create PO numbers in the COUPA

Other tasks:
  • Contact suppliers for any queries
  • Make sure invoices are addressed correctly
  • Manage queries regarding charges, etc
  • Work with various departments for setting up new vendors and confirm the supplier and bank details
  • Create the database for utilities suppliers and updating Carbon reporting template in monthly basis with utility usage each month, for each store (UK)
  • Collect post from UK Head Office, open letters and scan the invoices, which later to be send to SSC for processing;
  • Support with adhoc requests from the Accounts Payable Accountant / Financial Controllers

About YOU
  • You have some experience working within an AP function / accounting within a retail industry is preferred but not essential
  • You have advanced Excel skills and knowledge in accounting software is preferred
  • You Act with Purpose, have excellent organisational and time-management skills demonstrating the ability to multitask and prioritise workloads
  • You have the ability to build relationships with ease enabling you to Inspire Trust and Collaborate to Win
  • You Stay Curious, you're commercially astute and a confident decision maker, communicating with impact across all levels
  • You work well with change, being able to Adapt Fast and work with pace
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, with high attention to detail and demonstrate a willingness to learn


At PVH, we understand that the success of our organisation is directly related to our hardworking and dedicated associates who contribute their time and talents to help make our Company the success it is. That is why we are committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support our associates - both at home and at work.

PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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