Senior Accountant

Location
South West London
Salary
£32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted
02 Nov 2016
Closes
30 Nov 2016
Ref
mp8
Contact
Meera Patel
Function
Finance
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent
Bookkeeping and Accounting - Responsible for all activities in the general ledger ensuring:

-Compliance with internal audit and group / local procedures.
-Accuracy of data with adherence to accounting standards.
-Emphasis on voucher accounting
-Inter company reconciliations

Monthly Management Reporting - To include sales analysis, checking bank clearing (collection and payment accounts) , follow up and accrual of prepayment, balance sheet analysis with commentaries in the monthly management accounts
Corporate Reporting to Rome - Compliance with deadlines for periodic monthly closings, package submissions, ad hoc reporting, and support to F&A Manager on budgeting & forecasting to Corporate in Rome.

Organise the job determining beforehand the timings and actions necessary to achieve the results. Establish closing check-lists / deadline calendars / reconciliations check lists etc

Audit Relations - Prepare all information needed by internal / external auditors and ensure a positive audit relationship.

Fiscal/VAT - Co-ordinate relations with tax auditors and review fiscal documentation and company tax declarations. Perform VAT calculations quarterly, monthly intrastat and EC Sales lists for F&A Manager review.

Cash-Flow and Liquidity - Prepare monthly cash-flow data for Corporate and monitor liquidity to ensure payments are timely and all accounts do not go overdrawn.
Concession Accounting - Ensures balances due from Harrods and Selfridges in the balance sheet at each month end are accurate and recoverable.

Petty Cash - Ensures that petty cash expenditure is in line with corporate and local procedures for stores and head office. Ensures correct coding, VAT postings, documentation and authorisations

Legal / Contracts - Assists F&A Manager in all legal matters by:
-Maintaining the contract database on OSIRIS and reviewing all contracts.
-Ensuring all statutory books and board minutes are filed with the Company Secretary.