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The Bicester Collection
London, GB
Closing date
25 May 2024

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[Accountant - Central- Permanent/Full Time]

Something Extraordinary Every Day™

In this highly varied role, you will be supporting The Bicester Collection across a number of workstreams.

This is a great opportunity for an accountant with at least 1 years post qualification experience within an auditing role.

Considering the breadth of the role, the successful candidate is not expected to be proficient in all areas, so a desire and ability to quickly learn new subject is highly important.

What you will be doing

  • Assisting to provide technical guidance as necessary for central and local requirements.
  • Helping to disseminate the impact of Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) requirements on the Finance team.
  • Maintaining and developing current and future Finance developed Power Platform assets.
  • Providing accounting guidance on Technical IFRS issues supported by senior staff Including IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 both ad-hoc and at audit periods.
  • Liaising with Legal and Sustainability Strategy teams to understand financial impact of new sustainability strategies and to ensure that the Financial interests of The Bicester Collection are protected from Sustainability impacts and risks and ready to take advantage of opportunities.
  • Preparing accruals, prepayments and month-end adjustments.
  • Maintaining suite of Finance created Power BI reports.
  • Improving communication of reports with creation of How-To videos.

What makes you special

Every colleague is an entrepreneur at heart and this drives our organisational culture, which values invention, innovation and risk taking. To be successful with us, you'll have:

  • 1 + years post qualifacation experience in an Auditor role.
  • Advanced Excel skills covering as a minimum Lookups, Aggregation Functions and Pivot tables. Knowledge of Power Query and PowerPivot desirable but not essential.
  • Desire to learn about the Power Platform, particularly Power BI. Formal and informal training will be provided as necessary.
  • Desire to learn about Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), European Sustainability Standards (ESRS)
  • Very strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

There's no one quite like us

The Bicester Collection are the worlds' leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.

Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world. Our Mission is to make the lives of others better - our brands, our guests, our people and our communities. Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day. Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead:
  • Authenticity - Always do the right thing
  • Innovation - Think outside of the box
  • Passion - Do what you love and love what you do!
  • Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious
  • Vision - Be mission driven always

Why we're exceptional

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. To work in one of the teams at any of the Villages is to play an active role in redefining both the art and the science of retail. This creates a dynamic approach that underpins our ability to anticipate future trends in a fast changing world. In return for your Authenticity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Passion and Vision, you'll receive a generous salary and we'll also reward you by:

Looking after you: You're entitled to 25 days of annual leave (plus UK Bank Holidays) and your birthday off, plus extra leave if you are getting married or moving. We provide above industry average life assurance cover, income protection, pension, personal travel insurance, dental and eyecare, private healthcare, access to a virtual GP app, Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme and flu vaccinations

Treating you: Discounts throughout our villages, discounts with other retailers (known as My Choices) and a very generous employee referral bonus

Championing you: You'll be working within a creative and collaborative environment like no other, with the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills while advancing your career

Come and live your story with us

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. The Bicester Collection is made up of 1,200 colleagues of 50 nationalities. We are diverse in background, age, experience and leadership style. We believe that an inclusive workforce makes magic happen, and with this in mind we welcome everyone - regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity - to be a part of our family. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional and commercially focused individual to join us. We have huge ambition for what we can achieve together and we want to have fun!


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