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  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: Up to £50000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Temp / FTC / Interim

Posted 17 days ago

  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 01 October 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009735_1630511601

Cedar are currently looking for a PQ/ Finalist Accountant to join a retail firm on an interim basis, this contract will be for 6 months initially.

Based in Central London

Paying up to £60,000 per annum.


  • Execute period end accounting activities in NetSuite
  • Process monthly journal entries requested by teams
  • Perform Reporting activities during closing book and consolidate financial results along with other financial reporting
  • Maintain necessary GL adjustments and notify business based on review of trial balances
  • Maintain finalization of GL trial balance
  • Perform post closure activities - Perform balance sheet reconciliations within purview GTH team
  • Prepare financial reports based on policy, procedures, or audit requirements
  • Prepare schedules for statutory, internal Audits and interacting with auditors
  • Resolve queries from divisional / BU teams and root cause analysis
  • Active engagement through calls with teams during the month end
  • Participating in continuous improvement projects within GTH
  • Experience of sales to cash reconciliations
  • Assisting the monthly close process, providing reporting to support the close including monthly flash P&L reports, system reconciliations,
  • Ownership of the Shop P&L reporting process, running, and publishing P&Ls for all shops, areas, and regions.
  • Developing a good understanding of the trading position of the group, assisting with the preparation of monthly financial review packs for the Managing Directors.
  • 3rd Party delivery income - overseeing the revenue recognition process from 3rd party delivery sites, ensuring that amounts received reconcile with shop reporting.
  • Rebate and commercial income - working with the Commercial Finance team, to ensure that our accounting for rebates is correct and all estimations are supported.
  • Sales, COGs and Labour reconciliations - Ensuring that our source systems agree and preparing reconciliations and adjustments around key trading P&L lines such as cost of food, waste, and labour.
  • Stock - preparing monthly stock reconciliations and reporting to internal audit.
  • Ensure all operational activities performed meet or exceed agreed KPIs and SLAs defined between Markets and GTH and is within a strong internal control framework.
  • Focus on ensuring 100% compliance to internal controls
  • Contribute to process excellence by identifying improvement opportunities to make the process leaner and more effective

Skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field is required.
  • Professional accounting qualification is required i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar
  • ERP training and certification is a plus (NetSuite preferred)
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Experience in RTR / management accounting is required
  • NetSuite and retail industry experience preferred
  • Strong technical background with experience in large organisations applying IFRS is desired
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and (ERP System)
  • Highly analytical individual with good maths & statistical knowledge, with a mathematics or similar background highly advantageous
  • A commercial mindset, able to extract insight from complex data, ideally having worked in a similar commercial role before
  • Strong relationship builder with those inside and outside of Finance
  • Resilient - able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to analyse information and present it in a format that is easily understood by the audience

If this role is of interest, please apply online ASAP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.