Bicester Permanent £55,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Fantastic step into industry for a first time mover from audit
  • Highly recognisable brand, looking for people they can develop and help grow

About Our Client

The company is a well-established retail organisation. The company is headquartered in Bicester and operates across multiple locations worldwide.

Job Description

Highly varied role supporting my client across a number of workstreams. 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 Technical Advice:

· Providing central 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.

· Preparation of loan NPV calculations under IFRS 9.

Monthly tasks

· Managing month end close processes that impact all sites and/or Central that use Power BI /Automation.

· Preparing accruals, prepayments and month-end adjustments.

Sustainability Statements

· In detail understanding of Sustainability Standards particularly ESRS and potentially ISSB in the next two years.

· Liaising with Legal and Sustainability Strategy teams as my client progresses with Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD requirements, to understand financial impact of new sustainability strategies and to ensure that the Financial interests of my client are protected from Sustainability impacts and risks and ready to take advantage of opportunities.

· Liaising with Sites and Central teams under the Finance umbrella to ensure that stakeholders are briefed and can consider Sustainability strategy requirements for their own departments.

· Supporting the Finance team in the Limited Assurance CSRD audits.

Power Platform

· Maintaining suite of Finance created Power BI reports.

· Maintaining and creating new Power Automate flows to improve automation of central tasks and reporting.

· Improving communication of reports with creation of How-To videos.

· Liaising with other departments to aid them in their own Power BI development.

· Ad-hoc projects and reports when required.

The Successful Applicant

A successful Accountant should have:

· Ex Big 4/Top 10 auditor, 1 + years PQE

· Advanced Excel skills covering as a minimum Lookups, Aggregation Functions and Pivot tables. Knowledge of Power Query and PowerPivot desirable but not essential.

· Experience with processes and internal controls

· 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)Developing yourself and others: You encourage team unity through sharing information or expertise, working together to solve problems, and putting team success first in achieving business objectives. You are excited by learning and deploying new skillsBusiness acumen: You understand how the roles, systems, and services of the Finance department relate to and impact the remainder of a business, meets the business needsReport Drafting: You are experienced at drafting or reviewing accounting papers to explain the rationale behind transactions' accounting treatmentLeadership: You create a positive work environment where all staff are motivated to do their best and achieve deadlines and objectives. Entrepreneurial orientation: You see opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice. You generate workable and useful solutions to difficult problems.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary ranging from £55,000 to £60,000 per year.
  • A positive and inclusive work culture.
  • The opportunity to work in the vibrant retail industry in Bicester.
  • A comprehensive, market leading benefits package.

We strongly encourage eligible candidates who thrive in a fast-paced retail industry to apply for this Accountant position.

Nick Harris
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Phone number
+44 1865 208479

Job summary

Job function
Group Accounts
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Consultant name
Nick Harris
Consultant phone
+44 1865 208479
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