Financial Accountant - Concessions

Chiswick, West London/ Home based   |  Head Office, Retail

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Salary Overview
Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date


Management of the concessions business in all Harvey Nichols stores in the UK and Dublin and Online, including accurate reporting of sales and margins, processing monthly payments, preparation of monthly concession statements and posting journals.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Preparation of monthly concession statements for stores and online and ensuring payments meet tight deadlines.
  • Posting of month-end journal into the accounting system
  • Analysis of sales and margins for concessions, preparing margin reports, and providing commentary of variances compared to budget and last year
  • Investigating ad hoc queries from concessions and stores and responding in a timely manner
  • Supporting the concessions team with finance related queries and reporting
  • Assisting with the preparation and production of P&Ls and the management pack
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, submitting within deadlines and resolving variances in a timely manner
  • Provide information relating to year-end internally and to the auditors
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Assist in the preparation of annual statutory accounts and tax computations
  • Assist in preparation of ad hoc tasks/projects as requested by the finance manager

A bit about your experience: 

  • Experience of working in finance department.
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Degree or currently studying an accounting qualification preferable (ACCA/CIMA).
  • Excellent PC skills – intermediate Excel (including PivotTables, Data Filters, V-lookups etc).
  • Retail experience would be advantageous.

A bit about you: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work as part of a team and liaising with external concessions is an integral part of this role.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Good planning and prioritisation skills. Able to work in a methodical manner.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Interest in understanding systems and making improvements.

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 a competive salary, great discount and clothing allowance! 

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