Management Accountant (retail finance exp req) - Coffee Chain

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + Study Support and Bonus

  • Contact:

    Louis Nwosu-Hope

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


Role: Management Accountant

Contract type: Permanent

Reports to: Financial Controller

Position Profile & Role summary

Provide full support to the Financial Controller, Finance Director with business partnering opportunities across other divisions such as property, operations, and supply chain.

Assisting in ensuring the group accounts are up-to-date and reconciled on a monthly basis to enable accurate monthly and annual reporting.

The role would involve all aspects of financial management accounting, reporting, analysis, and ad hoc tasks as designated by the Financial Controller.

Role requirements

  • Retail accounting (i.e. preparation of management and financial accounts on a 5 week, 4 week, 4 week basis)
  • Preparation of monthly sales, COGS and labour journals in Xero (on retail basis)
  • Weekly bank reconciliation between the stores / what was banked and what is recorded in the EPOS system including variance analysis with store managers
  • Reconciling bank statements in Xero daily - allocating to correct GL code with the required support evidence
  • Accruals and prepayments management: rent (& turnover rent), rates, service charges, insurance, and electricity, in line with retail accounting
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations and analysis of key accounts
  • Managing the staff expenses management system
  • Supplier management and monthly supplier statement reconciliations
  • Overseeing Accounts Payable function (i.e. ensuring invoices are coded correctly)

Essential requirements - Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Multi-site retail business accounting experience (ideally in the coffee industry) including experience with software tools such as:
    • EPOS (such as Revel)
    • Inventory management software (such as Marketman or Fourth)
    • Accounting software (Xero)
  • An intermediate user on all Microsoft Office based products (primarily Excel)
  • Part or fully qualified CA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent
    • If part qualified we would look to sponsor the right candidate through the rest of their studies
  • Audit experience is beneficial but not essential

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