Senior Accountant

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
13 Nov 2023
13 Dec 2023
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Contract type
Full time

Job Purpose

An exciting opportunity to join our EMEIA accounting team. Burberry is currently looking for experienced Senior Accountants to enhance our award winning accounting team based in Leeds. Within in this role you will be responsible for execution of Record to Report EMEIA tasks. You will also play an active role in the development of the team, ensuring processes are identified and processes are improved. 



  • You will execution and approval of RTR transactions and reports. 
  • Prepare and/or review and approval of balance sheet reconciliations
  • You will be working closely with the process owners to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions. 
  • Preparation and review and submission of local compliance work, including but not limited to statutory accounts and VAT and tax periodic returns. 
  • Be responding to a significant number of ad hoc queries, and analysis as required, prioritising work effectively to ensure that these queries are responded to on a timely basis.  
  • Have responsibility of training and supervising accountants and review their work as required. 
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders, including Group Finance and Commercial team, and external stakeholders, including External Audit. 
  • Ensure compliance with the Group Policies, including operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. 
  • You may be required to travel at times and work on some weekend/public holidays during half year and year end periods. 


Personal Profile


  • Completed or nearing completion (final exams) of a professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, CA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Experienced in applying IFRS or local accounting GAAP is required.  
  • Worked within a multicurrency environment, analysing and understanding the impact of movements in exchange rates on reported results
  • Demonstrated an appetite for delivering continuous improvement  
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience of building and working with complex models and large data sets.



Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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