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Financial Accountant 

The role is part of the Financial Accounting team which looks after Superdrug and Savers businesses, supporting month end close and processes, quarterly reporting to Group in Hong Kong, and all year end processes from liaising with auditors to statutory accounts reporting. is a great opportunity for someone wanting to gain a breadth of experience in a Financial Accountant role, and exposure to a wide range of areas within finance.

A typical day in this role includes:
•Managing the end-to-end intercompany process, including invoicing, recording payments, intercompany reconciliations and confirming counterparty balances at month end. Reviewing the process and helping to facilitate process improvement
•Preparation and submission of the monthly P&L, balance sheet, cash flow and cost centre reports for the separate business entity A.S. Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Limited
•Supporting month end close process for Superdrug Stores Plc and Savers Health & Beauty Ltd, including stock reconciliations, trial balance reconciliations and producing management accounts
•Involvement in cash flow reporting, and forecasting, attending regular meetings with the Finance Director
•Co-ordinating the submission of all balance sheet recs from across finance and update key KPIs for completion statistics. Own a number of monthly balance sheet recs to support month end duties
•Ownership of reports to produce monthly Office of National Statistics reports for Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Including store and online revenue, company purchases by category and employee figures
•Supporting the annual corporation tax returns, liaising with other finance teams for support on detailed analysis of data
•Ad hoc support - support the financial planning & reporting team throughout monthly and quarterly submissions to Group. 

This job is a good fit for you if:

•You enjoy working in fast-paced, ever changing, finance environment
•You are currently working towards an accountancy qualification
•You would like a breadth of experience as an entry role into Financial Accounting
•You get satisfaction from a strong control environment
•You’re at your best when building great business relationships and can influence others to see from your point of view
•You like to add value through team collaboration and driving process improvement

What you’ll need:
•Part qualified in a recognized accountancy qualification
•Strong excel skills essential
•Self-starter and able to work independently, with track record of picking up new areas quickly
•Experience of month end reporting, and balance sheet reconciliations, would be advantageous 
•An interest in the retail sector would be useful

Here's what's in it for you

33 days holiday rising to 38 days with length of service (inclusive of bank holidays)
Being part of more! We are part of a group who work closely with Savers, The Perfume Shop and Three UK.
We are part of A.S. Watson Group, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 15,700 stores in 25 markets!
2 staff discount codes for yourself and a family member or friend
Working in a stylish, modern and collaborative office close to East Croydon Station
Company pension matching and bonus
Unrivalled Learning and Development programmes



Superdrug Head Office,51 Sydenham Road,CROYDON,CR0 2EU


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