Finance Assistant - Internationa

Recruiter
WHSmith
Location
Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
04 Jul 2021
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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Job Description

Finance Assistant – International
Grade C
Swindon Head Office, Greenbridge 


Australia, Singapore, Spain – just three of the 30+ countries where you can find our stores. Our International business has experienced rapid growth in recent years. You’ll find us at airports, stations, hospitals and shopping malls all over the world, with stores run directly, through joint ventures or via ‘Franchise Partnership’ models. It’s an integral part of the company’s growth strategy. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join our Finance team based at our Head Office in Swindon. Reporting into the International Accountant, you'll play a key role across both the Commercial and Financial Accounting International Finance Teams.

What you’ll do:

•    Complete all sales reporting for internal and external stakeholders, ensuring all deadlines are met
•    Support the completion of the weekly Trading Pack
•    Be responsible for aged debt reporting and analysis across the International business
•    Support the month end close – P&L and balance sheet 
•    Carry out general Finance administration tasks 

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for someone with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role, with basic accounting knowledge who’s keen to learn and develop their career in a dynamic and fast-paced business. You’re likely to be studying towards an Accounting qualification or looking to do so. An interest in International Retail is vital. 

You’ll have strong Microsoft Excel skills, such as Pivot Tables, V-Lookups and Sum Ifs. You must have a keen eye for detail and accuracy. 

What’s in it for you? 
You’ll be at of the hub of an incredibly fast-moving function and you’ll be trusted to make decisions that benefit the business. It’s a serious responsibility – which will seriously motivate you. You’ll thrive on the freedom and the chance to use your skills and will be supported with plenty of training and development opportunities. What’s more, you can expect some fab rewards, including an achievable annual bonus, 24 days’ holiday (and the option to buy more) Plus, a competitive pension, the perks of your birthday off and an early finish on Fridays, and lots more! 

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