Financial Analyst - Concessions

Posted 26/03/2021 by Claire's

Birmingham, West Midlands

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst - Concessions to join our established Financial Accounting team at our European Support Functions Office based in Erdington, Birmingham.

The purpose of the role is the production and management of accounts work within the Financial Accounts department, including preparation of specific Concession accounting across multiple EU Entities.


  • Preparation on a weekly and monthly basis concession accounting across various European Partners. Including the calculation and raising of sales invoices
  • Liasing with Concession Partners and internal Concessions Team, in all aspects of Finance
  • Monthly review of concession store costs and analysis versus Budget
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts with the support of the Financial Accountant
  • Preparation and reconciliations of accruals and prepayments
  • Assistance in the preparation of returns for VAT / Intrastat
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations including Concessions
  • Responsibility for Fixed Assets and Consumables for a Claires entity
  • Analysing and identifying reasons for key variances to last year, budget and reforecasts in terms of Profit and Loss Accounts
  • Production of monthly management information to aid management review and planning
  • Aid where necessary in statutory accounts production / information gathering
  • Aid Completion of certain taxation matters, corporate and VAT (including intrastat)
  • Ensure all SOx requirements through the business are complied with
  • Assist in specific Project work
  • Production of ad hoc information and analysis when required

About you:

Essential skills

  • Part Qualified either studying / willing to study either AAT, CIMA or ACCA
  • Advanced excel and general Microsoft Office skills
  • An understanding / Some experience in preparation of month end accounts for a multi-sited / departmental organisation

Desireable skills

  • Experience of a retail environment
  • SOX experience
  • Experience of accounts preparation for Non UK based operations
  • Experience of Oracle Financials
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • European Language especially German
  • Degree 2:1 or above
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