Pentland Brands’ purpose is to create stakeholder value by building one of the world’s leading brand management groups in sports, outdoor and fashion
Pentland Brands was founded in the 1930's in Liverpool by the current CEO's grandparents. It started life as a small shoe business and has grown into the UK's leading global brand management group in sports, outdoor and fashion. Pentland Brands owns the following brands globally: Speedo, Canterbury of New Zealand, Ellesse, Berghaus, Red or Dead, Mitre, Kangaroos and Boxfresh; and is also the global licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker footwear.
Pentland Brands is part of Pentland Group plc which was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange until 1999, but was then taken private by the Rubin family. The Group is now privately owned in the UK by the Rubin family. Pentland is also the majority owner of JD Sports Fashion plc which operates over 800 sports, fashion and outdoor stores in Europe. We sell our products in over 190 countries and globally employ 16,000 people.
Pentland Brand’s Headquarters in Finchley, North London was awarded best corporate workplace in the UK on completion in 2003, and in 2008 we were voted the best family business in the UK by the Institute of Family Businesses. Pentland has also won 4 Queen’s Awards for innovation and export.
Most recently we were also recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces 2012 by Great Place to Work®. Pentland Brands was the only fashion or outdoor business to make this year’s list and, at number 16, is ranked higher than any other sports company.
Our culture is people centred, and the work environment reflects and supports this. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.
The key purpose of the job as a Group Accountant:
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified accountant within the Accounting and Governance team which would suit an individual looking to obtain a broad range of experience across the central finance function. It will require excellent interpersonal and technical accounting skills, flexibility and ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
The role will require liaising with senior management to ensure that the reporting requirements provided are relevant and accurate as well as providing support and guidance as required on some exciting projects.
Produce Management Accounts / Forecasts / Budgets / Month-end submissions
Treasury / IT2
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