Next PLC

Assistant Financial Accountant

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
24 May 2024
06 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Financial Accountant

Location: Head Office, Leicester

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 plus benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Financial Accounting team within Group Finance at a FTSE 100 listed company. Working within the team you will have responsibility for preparing information on the group’s financial results and will work closely with our Brand finance team in preparing monthly management accounts, forecasts and the Group’s budget process. 

Focused and dynamic, you’ll have the opportunity to work across our main trading business, including the opportunity to help shape the financial reporting of our Total Platform division. 

What will you actually be doing? 

  • To provide support within the Financial Accounting team (a team of 7). You will have responsibility for preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, supporting the modernisation of our finance system, monthly reporting and the seasonal budgeting process. You will help to pull together the half year and year end reporting and accounts for Next Retail and Next Distribution divisions. You will help build and implement the internal reporting framework for the business as it expands and develops new sales opportunities within Total Platform and Total Enterprise Platform 
  • In a varied role you will have the opportunity to work through the full financial cycle and during the Group’s year end you will liaise with our external auditors, supporting the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts for a FTSE 100 business. 
  • With strong attention to detail your focus will be to ensure that information is promptly recorded, reconciled, reviewed and ultimately suitable for consolidation into our monthly board reporting. 

So, who’s right for the job? 

  • You are a part qualified accountant with experience of monthly financial reporting and Financial systems.
  • You will have demonstrable experience of; managing month-end, undertaking balance sheet reconciliations, providing insightful analysis, budgeting.
  • Be a good communicator and be able to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders across our Brand and Group finance teams, and the head office systems and business information teams. 
  • You have excellent attention to detail and the ability to deliver accurate work within challenging deadlines. 
  • You thrive in a fast paced, busy environment. 
  • Professional and discreet when dealing with confidential and sensitive information. 
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel; Knowledge of Google Suite, CODA Financials or Oracle would be an advantage. 
  • Having a track record of developing and improving financial controls, challenging existing processes. 

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria's Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
  • Financial Wellbeing - Save, track and enhance your financial wellbeing
  • Apprenticeship - Grow and develop on the job whilst gaining a qualification
  • Direct to Work - Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks - Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub - Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more

Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change.

We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.

Apply Before: 06/10/2024, 03:59 AM

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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