Assistant Financial Accountant - Cash to Sales

West London  |  Head Office

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Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
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You will be responsible for assisting with the cash to sales receipts analysis for various Harvey Nichols sites. You will also be assisting in the preparation of relevant balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis. 

What you will be doing:

  • Assisting in the compilation of monthly Sales Receipt Analysis prepared by the sites’ cash offices and posting to the general ledger. To liaise with the cash offices and other personnel where necessary to investigate any discrepancies on their submitted Sales Receipt Analysis.
  • To be responsible for bank, credit card, petty cash and till float balance reconciliations.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts held for the receipt of credit card monies and posting entries to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Regular liaison with store personnel from various sites in order to provide assistance with credit card matters. Also to pro-actively liaise with both the IT department and the external credit card acquirer as required to resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for liaising with the accounts receivable team to ensure invoices have been raised and settlement received.
  • Working closely with regional and national cash offices to investigate any discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Monitor chargebacks for relevant sites and liaise with sites to obtain more details for management pack commentary. Update internal audit on material and recurring chargebacks.
  • Ensure all month end cost journals are calculated and processed accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring that they are completed on a monthly basis, with issues resolved in a timely manner.
  • To support the Financial Accounting team in preparation of balance sheet related schedules including prepayments and accruals analysis and significant debtors and creditors analysis.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly management pack.
  • To plan and organise any other ad-hoc projects and take on any additional month end responsibilities as required by the Financial Accounts Manager.
  • To develop and maintain thorough knowledge of the operations of the business and the activities of other departments within the business.
  • Other Admin duties as required by the Financial Accounting Manager.

A bit about your experience:

  • Studying towards an accounting qualification (AAT/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Strong PC skills, particularly Excel (Intermediate to Advanced desirable)
  • Previous retail experience would be desirable but not essential.

A bit about you:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to varying deadlines
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Experience of working in a team environment and being a trusted member of the Financial Accounting team.
  • Flexible in working hours (particularly at month-end/year-end)
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work
  • Keen to learn and take on more responsibility
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to a long-term career at Harvey Nichols

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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