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Senior Accountant, Group Financial Reporting - 12 month FTC

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
13 Feb 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 Senior Accountant, Group Financial Reporting, you'll join a visible and highly regarded team within our Finance function. In this role, you'll take the lead for Group funding movements, monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, group financial reporting and provision for unrealised profit tasks. This is a varied and interesting role which will provide a technical accounting expert the environment to deliver quality reporting and analysis, while taking ownership of a fascinating area of our Finance operations.

This Senior Accountant, Group Financial Reporting role is offered on a full time, 12 month fixed term contract basis. We work on a hybrid basis with 2 days per week in our Horseferry House, London office.


  • Coordination of Group funding, cash repatriation and distributable reserves, as well as Group corporate simplification, working closely with Treasury, Tax, Legal and Company Secretarial
  • Monthly management reporting for Burberry Group plc & trusts; maintaining the relevant ledgers in SAP and preparation of standalone financial statements
  • Budgeting and forecasting submission for aforementioned legal entities
  • Group financial reporting, including statutory reporting of Burberry Group plc, ESOP trusts, regional year end submission, balance sheet review and analysis, specific note disclosures and supporting with the preparation of interim and year-end financial statements
  • Act as a group consolidation system (BPC) super-user, responsible for the auto-elimination logic within BPC and review of group intercompany matching process
  • Reviewing of provision for unrealised profit (PURP) within inventory, co-ordinating regional inventory submissions for monthly reporting and quarterly forecast and budgeting/forecasting


  • Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Experience in audit from a large international firm, ideally with exposure to FTSE listed organisations
  • Analytical background and excellent attention to detail when handling large volumes of data
  • Experience of month end close processes
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Clear communicator with expert stakeholder management
  • Ability to build rapport and trust and deal with sensitive/highly confidential information
  • Ability to work under time pressure and handle multiple demands while achieving deadlines.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel
  • Previous SAP and BPC experience preferable

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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