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Senior Accountant, Inventory

Employer
Burberry
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Senior Manager

Job Details

INTRODUCTION

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.

JOB PURPOSE

The Senior Account, Inventory CoE is responsible for supporting the Finance Manager, managing day to day adhoc issues and providing insights and reports to the business to facilitate the decision making process mainly around key judgements, forecasting, projects, GRIR and accounting policy/internal control.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting Finance Manager to service functional and entity specific shared service requirements
  • Delivering the agreed services now and in the future like GRIR, IC clearing, budgeting, business partner, supporting with projects, etc.
  • Managing the various internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Commercial Finance, Group Finance, Central Planning, IT,
  • Internal/External Audit, Project teams) and accompanying change management programmes to oversee successful service delivery
  • End-to-end solution and performance of an integrated set of accounting processes
  • Production of key reports and outputs to support the decision making process
  • 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
  • Working closely with the process owners and team leads to understand root causes of issues raised and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions
  • Ensuring compliance with the Group Policies, including operating of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Working with FP&A and commercial finance teams on key judgements including taking ownership for robust forecasting process
  • Supporting the design, development, embedding and documentation of various inventory processes
  • Seeking and acting upon feedback from stakeholders as well as the delivery team to help inform future delivery of services
  • Apply understanding of assigned business process to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures
  • Work closely with the process owners and team leads to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions


PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Can operate both at the tactical and, where required, detailed level. Thinks conceptually and identifies and addresses future challenges and opportunities, often in an ambiguous environment.
  • Good Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Uses a variety of techniques to influence a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders across a range of operational issues.
  • Builds effective relationships through interpersonal skill and technical expertise to aid cross-functional working, delivery and a sense of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Displays an affinity for technology's ability to drive efficiencies and enhance service delivery.
  • Professional accounting qualification is required e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Requires good understanding of IT systems and processes - SAP training is a plus.
  • Creates effective relationships through interpersonal skills and technical expertise to aid cross-functional working, delivery and a sense of collaboration and teamwork.


FOOTER

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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