Next PLC

Finance Accountant

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
20 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

Job Title: Finance Accountant

Location: Head Office, Leicester

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Accountant within our Sales & Stock Accounting team.

Next is a dynamic and fast growing business, to succeed in this role you must be happy in a fast-moving, fluid, ever-changing environment. You will need a mixture of solid financial / management accounting skills, coupled with financial analysis to maintain core financial controls, support Key Stakeholders and business initiatives.

The successful candidate will become a key part of the Sales & Stock Accounting team, to support the continued success and growth of the Next business.

The role:

You will be supporting Next’s ‘Royalties & Licensing' business. Based at our Leicestershire Head Office and be responsible for delivering finance support to key stakeholders in relation to revenue generated from royalties and licensing

Key responsibilities:

Royalty Statement Management

  • Manage the preparation and issuance of periodic outbound royalty and licensing statements for 45 partners with an outflow ofc. £10m p.a
  • Manage the preparation and issuance of inbound royalty statements and sales invoices, generating income ofc. £1m p.a
  • Key liaison with product teams and licensing partners to ensure prompt payment, contract compliance and resolve any operational issues arising from the issuance of statements.

Management Information

  • Produce weekly sales performance reports for each partner detailing sales, performance v forecast and performance v minimum guarantees.
  • Manage performance v minimum guarantees, involving the management of onerous contract provisions.

Contract Management & Compliance

  • Review all new contracts with product teams and legal to identify and prevent operational challenges.
  • Review contracts for turnover specific clauses to ensure correct billing of royalties.


  • A pro-active and hands on qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable reporting experience
  • A proven ability to work independently
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of MS Office (esp. MS Excel) suite of products, Google Gsuite is desirable

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 06/28/2024, 03:59 AM
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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