Finance Assistant

Posted 8 March by Reed Finance Featured
Our Client was established in central London in the 60s as one of the first overseas supermarkets in the UK. 

In 1990, a site in North London, was developed into a warehouse and cash and carry offering overseas  foods to public and trade customer

In  2014, they opened our new supermarket in , East London to supply oriental foods to the growing cosmopolitan population in the area and beyond.

Core tasks (include the following but not be limited to):

• Own the monthly management accounts processes, take responsibility for ensuring accuracy, relevance and timeliness of the output and Identify areas for improvement in processes on an ongoing basis.
• Review/prepare stock and other balance sheet reconciliations for group, including monthly review of sales/purchase ledger.
• Cashflow reporting.
• Act as a finance partner, providing proactive and forward thinking financial input, increasingly driving financial performance via MI, analysis and active engagement with all key stakeholders.
• Checking weekly supplier run
• Running Store managers payroll (4weekly, for around ten employees)
• Processing tenant invoicing and collection.
• Submit National Statistics report as required.
• Weekly & period end sales reports
• Prepare short-dated stock reports to submit to Stores/Buying department (Six-weekly).
• Quarterly Group VAT return preparation.
• Assist FD with year-end & audit process
• Ad-hoc reports as required by Management.

Essential Skills
• Qualified Accountant Qbe, affiliate
• Advanced excel skills
• Experience of running month-end process and putting together management accounts pack.
• Worked in a multi-stock business.
• Evidence of highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
• The desire to learn and develop.

You will be an affiliate or qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA or QBE

In order to be successful in this role you must have advanced excel skills, be detail oriented with an analytical approach, strong background in month-end reporting and have excellent interpersonal skills.
This varied, interesting position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work with, and get training from a seasoned FD, with the potential of gaining exposure to the operational and strategic aspects of the business.


Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Application questions

Are you happy to work and commute to North London?
Are you qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA or and Affiliate?
Have you worked in wholesale or an FMCG environment?

Reference: 34638174

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