UK design brand Habitat is going through exciting times. With a fast-growing digital business and newly refurbished London flagship stores, it’s an exciting time to join this iconic business.
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Management Accountant to join our Finance team. If you want to play a key part in our ambitious growth plans and enjoy a collaborative working environment, then this could be your perfect next step, so keep reading…
Reporting in to the FP&A Analyst, you will assist in the preparation of periodic management accounts and perform daily bank reconciliations. You will be responsible for undertaking budgeting, forecasting, accounting analysis and explanation within all areas of the brands expenditure.
As an Assistant Management Accountant at Habitat, you will be:
Assisting the FP&A Analyst in the production of periodic management accounts.
Management of the undelivered sales balance and liaising with Customer Services/Merchandising team to control the balance.
Analysis and explanation of variances to forecast in a variety of cost areas.
Preparation of period end accruals and balance sheet reconciliations.
Assisting the business functions (retail, marketing etc) in the preparation of budgets and forecasts for expenditure.
Finance support for the three Habitat stores and control of head office central costs.
The experience required for this role:
Part qualified (preferable but not essential) Accountant with at least 18 months financial experience.
Excellent attention to detail, ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate work when under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Good communication skills, especially the ability to present financial information to a non-finance audience.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to build trusting relationships with non-finance stakeholders.
Advanced Excel skills.
This role is based full time at the Habitat Head Office in Farringdon, London, with a requirement for occasional travel to other offices, Habitat stores and distribution centres.