EMEIA Lead Accountant

Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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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.


As a Lead Accountant at Burberry, you'll be responsible overseeing our Record to Report (RTR) processes across a number of entities in the EMEIA region and managing an exceptional team of accountants. Working closely with the wider Burberry Finance team, you'll work to Group policies, IFRS and local GAAP requirements to deliver our financial information, compliance and controls while improving our processes and efficiencies.

This Lead Accountant role is offered on a full time, permanent basis and is based in our Queen Street, Leeds office 2 days per week.


  • Managing a high performing team of accountants, reviewing, checking and signing off RTR processes and activities while dealing with more technical and complex queries from across the EMEIA region
  • Working to month end processes and reporting deadlines, ensuring accuracy and precision with financial information to internal and external audiences
  • Reviewing and approving balance sheet reconciliations, journals, statutory accounts and VAT returns
  • Ensuring compliance with Group Policies, including operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Collaborating effectively across the business and the wider finance team, responding to internal stakeholders and ensuring timely resolution of any issues


  • Professional accounting qualification is required (ACA, CA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Robust technical accounting background with experience in a large commercial business applying IFRS or local accounting GAAP
  • Management/supervisory experience
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of building and working with complex models and large data sets
  • SAP and experience of BPC would be useful
  • Multicurrency environment exposure would be beneficial
  • Role may require some travel at times and work on some weekend/public holidays during peak periods

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


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