Management Accountant - Retail

The recruitment department of the French Chamber is acting as a recruitment agency for its 600 member companies. One of them is currently recruiting a Management Accountant.

The company is a leading organic cosmetics brand with a global presence.

As a Management Accountant, you will be responsible the UK retail shops as well as the wholesale activity.

The role is a permanent position, full time and based in Central London.

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Reception, booking, and archiving supplier invoices
  • Payment preparation: collection of payment approval and preparation of payment on web-banking platform
  • Supplier follow-up
  • Book-keeping of all transactions apart from cash reconciliation
  • All accounting documentation linked to the shops’ sales / cash-in
  • Year-end stock-take
  • Quarterly VAT declarations

For the holding companies, you will deal with:

  • Expenses (credit card)
  • Loan + Management fees + Royalties: invoice issuance + intercompany reconciliation
  • Dividends


  • Payroll loading on banking platform
  • Payroll monthly booking and reconciliation
  • Long-term advance follow-up


  • Closing monthly books on time to meet group deadlines
  • Monthly closing determination & booking: prepaid & accruals
  • Balance Sheet monthly documentation / reconciliation
  • Marketing, PR & digital budget follow-up

Administrative tasks

  • Office expenses
  • Cash-in of cheques
  • Archive of all accounting documents
  • You will be the main contact for tax authority, external auditor, and central finance and accounting team
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc work as and when required to meet the needs of the business

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in general accounting
  • At least one experience as Chief Accountant
  • Strong knowledge of SAGE Line 100
  • Used to working in a small company/start up environment

Only suitable candidates will be contacted. Please, apply only if your profile matches the requirements listed above.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • French
  • Payroll
  • Sage

Application questions

Do you have at least 4 years experience in management accountancy?
Do you have an experience as chief accountant?
Do you know how to use SAGE 100?

Reference: 34706075

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