Next PLC

Part Qualified Accountant

Recruiter
Next PLC
Location
Pontefract - West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
13 May 2021
Closes
17 May 2021
Ref
0069478
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

36 Hours p/w

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic finance team as a part qualified Accountant (or if you are someone who has a relevant degree and some work experience in a similar field and want to work towards an Accountant qualification), supporting an online and retail operation with over 500 stores and a growing Total Platform client base. As part of the Warehouse Finance Team you will play a key role in the support of the Logistics operation with 9 warehouses, 7 RSC’s, international hubs and overseas franchise partners.

This role is based 5 days a week in South Elmsall near Pontefract and you wil receive study support as part of this role too.

Summary of Role

As a Warehouse Stock Accountant your key area of responsibility will be to ensure accurate reporting and analysis of financial information relating to Retail & Online stock file movements - across all UK warehouses, RSC’s and International Hubs. In addition you will work closely with our Total Platform clients, responding to queries and providing stock analysis and information.

Responsibilities 

You will: 

  • Prepare weekly and monthly shrinkage reports showing stock losses and gains
  • Highlight and investigate any areas of concern, liaising with warehousing teams, IT and/or other finance teams as appropriate.
  • Monitor in season shrinkage and compare to the budget/forecast. Understand and investigate any variances.
  • Take an active role in the management of warehouse stock control.
  • Prepare and analyse Balance Sheet reconciliations giving justifications for all exceptional items or unusual balances to ensure the minimum number of reconciliation points.
  • Communicate with people from all areas of the business and at all levels as and when required.
  • Respond to requests for adhoc reports and within the deadlines expressed.

About You: 

  • Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
  • Good IT knowledge – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, CODA, SQL
  • Ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of information
  • Excellent attention to detail with an analytical approach to solving problems
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic and driven with a real passion for developing yourself
  • Be able to adapt and keep pace with a fast moving environment
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of core business processes

Criteria

About You: 

  • Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) (or are looking to work towards this)
  • Good IT knowledge – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, CODA, SQL
  • Ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of information
  • Excellent attention to detail with an analytical approach to solving problems
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic and driven with a real passion for developing yourself
  • Be able to adapt and keep pace with a fast moving environment
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of core business processes

Benefits 

  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff Discount
  • On-site Nursery

About Next

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 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 540 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!

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

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