Financial Accountant - overheads

Due to an expansion of our Finance department, we are looking for Financial Accountant for retail overheads, whose purpose will be:

  • Own the key financial processes and control environment for the Currys overheads area;
  • Deliver a timely and accurate set of accounts each period;
  • The area is well controlled and the related balance sheets are fully understood and reconciled
  • Enable clear two-way communication with the other areas of finance and the business so that the financial results are accurate and understood by all parties.

What will be your key responsibilities:

Run the financial processes including month end, balance sheet, P&L and cash inputs for retail overheads:
  • Process the month end in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Understand and reconcile the related balance sheet accounts;
  • Implement and monitor accounting treatments to make sure they are in line with relevant accounting standards and minimum control standards;
  • Communicate results and status clearly to other areas of finance and the business;
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting processes as required in particular through provision of actual costs and balances with insights into key drivers and movements;
  • Operate autonomously on a day to day basis, seeking out guidance where ambiguity exists; and
  • Manage multiple senior stakeholders and challenge those stakeholders in certain circumstances.

Deliver process improvement to standardise processes across the brands and the various areas:
  • Delivery process improvements to standardise processes across the brands and areas
  • Identify risks and opportunities and mitigate where required;
  • Drive value through identification of accounting and business opportunities;
  • Work closely with the shared service centres and other financial control teams so that the operations are efficient and financial results well controlled; and
  • Identify opportunities to drive business profit and team efficiency

What can you learn in our team?
  • You can master SAP, Oracle, HFM and Essbase
  • You will learn more about retail business specifics and increase your business understanding
  • You will be given space to prove your process improvements skills and look for efficiencies
  • Besides this, you can participate on workshops and trainings ranging from Excel and Process mapping to ACCA exams

and many more, all delivered by fantastic internal and external trainers. You can even become one of them!

What experience should you have:

  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant
  • Retail and commercial experience
  • Stakeholder management – Manage and influence senior stakeholders
  • Accounting and financial management - Apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas and explain clearly to others
  • English - written and verbal communication skills – able to tell a complex story in a compelling manner via all means of communication
  • Problem solving – Analyse and understand complex data and situations to recommend the optimal solution
  • Results focused – Delivers work end to end to conclusion in a planned and controlled manner

What do you get in return:

  • You can fully enjoy 25 vacation days
  • 110 CZK/day lunch vouchers via e-lunch card
  • Bonus and loyalty scheme
  • Home office, yet office is still partially open, sick days
  • Extensive training offer; hard and soft skills trainings, language courses, internal conference and interesting guest speakers, currently in a virtual form. We provide ACCA studies to colleagues from financial departments.
  • You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system (holidays, recreation, well-being, work life balance, personal and professional development, literature, e-meal vouchers, etc.)
  • Contribution to pension or life insurance scheme
  • Company library – you can borrow from wide variety of books on professional development, leadership, business, marketing, public speaking, etc.
  • Plenty of social events and charity activities (Christmas party, boat party, Halloween party, football tournament, summer BBQetc.) are temporarily stopped, however we are already looking forward to invite all the new colleagues once we can organize them again
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