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Accountant

Employer
Burberry
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Manager

Job Details



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

As an RTR Accountant, you will be responsible for the preparation and execution of RTR transactions such as payroll, accruals, prepayments, intercompany recharges, fixed asset, inventory and other general ledger journal types, alongside reconciliation of RTR balances and preparation of RTR reports for our UK and Ireland entities.

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


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Delivery
    • Month end processes:
      • Journal preparation and execution
      • Agreement of intercompany positions
      • Preparation and submission of tax returns
      • Reconciliation and confirmation of specific balance sheet accounts including sub-ledger accounts (e.g. AR, VAT, Inter-company)
      • Prepare and deliver variance analysis to stakeholders on actuals versus forecast.
      • Completion of half year and year end additional financial information
      • Preparation of analyses and support for internal and external audit requirements, liaising with the auditors and colleagues across the business as required
      • 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
      • Ensuring compliance with the Group Policies, including operating of internal controls over financial reporting
      • Role may require work on some weekend/public holidays during half year and year end periods

    Continuous Improvement
    • Apply understanding of assigned accounting processes to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures
    • Work closely with the process owners, colleagues and managers to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions
    • Proactively seeks feedback from fellow team members and other internal and external customers, and uses this to inform future delivery of services


    PERSONAL PROFILE

    • Part-qualified accountant or willing to start studying for an accounting qualification
    • SAP training and certification is a plus
    • Accounting role within a large, listed, multinational company is a plus
    • Worked within a multicurrency environment; understanding the impact of movements in exchange rates on reported results is a plus
    • Experience of BPC, an advantage
    • Experience working in an accounting team in a Shared Service environment is a plus
    • Requires good understanding of IT systems and processes
    • Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers
    • Good Excel skills with experience of working with large data sets
    • Ability to build strong relationships, both with the wider Finance team and throughout BBS
    • Works well as part of a team and is willing to help others within the team
    • Keenness to develop and learn new skills
    • Can do attitude to work and ability to work to month end deadlines
    • A capability to build the role and adapt to changes in the working environment
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Observes corporate policies and business values
    • Thinks conceptually and identifies and addresses future challenges and opportunities, often in an ambiguous environment




    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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