• Finance Shared Services Administrator

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3242
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Accounting/Finance
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    Key Purpose of Job:

    Team Supervision

    • Supervision of 1 employee.
    • Setting team member objectives.
    • Coaching and instruction of team members.

    Issuing Customer Ad -Hoc Invoices and Credit Notes

    • Review Co-op Agreements on key accounts, analyse Debit notes issues and prepare Credit notes as appropriate.
    • Raise Invoices for Marketing and promotional activity.
    • Analyse discounts and penalties in conjunction with Customer Ops and Credit Control Team, then issue applicable documents.
    • Reconcile data from Vendor central and raise credit notes, in line with timetable.
    • Liaise with Customer Ops, credit Control and Sales to ensure timely resolution on all Customer queries.

    Reconciliations

    • Perform monthly reconciliation of Sales ledger E-Commerce platform, ensuring that all transactions are posted, and payments are being received from Credit Card Companies in line with payments taken.
    • Reconciliation of other Key Balance sheet accounts.

    Inter-Company

    • Analyse all Intercompany transactions, raise outward Intercompany Invoices, post incoming invoices across Pentland Group Companies.
    • Perform month end reconciliation of all Interco Accounts, identify reconciling items, and ensure their timely resolution.
    • Prepare Monthly settlement of agreed balances.

    Reporting

    • Produce monthly FSS Reporting pack, compiling KPI’s from the Credit Control, Accounts payable, cash and Risk Teams. Including supporting teams by running reports and validating data where necessary.
    • Assisting with ad-hoc data requests for specific projects.
    • Build understanding of BW reporting.

    Ad-Hoc duties

    • Finance Team SAP administrator.
    • Supporting Cash Management team, to ensure timely posting of Bank statement entries.
    • Banking support.
    • Provide holiday/Sick cover for Cash Management Team, including loading bank statements into SAP, clearing bank control accounts such as, but not limited to the posting of Inward Customer payments, Outgoing Accounts payable payments and direct debits/standing order payments.

     

     

    What you need to have

    • Experience of reconciliations including balance sheet and control accounts.
    • Understanding of Accounting platforms such as SAP, Oracle or similar.
    • Knowledge of accounting within a retail environment.
    • Exposure to Credit Card platforms.
    • Strong excel skills.

     

     

    Measures of success

    • Working with key stakeholders to ensure that all Credit notes are issued on timely basis.
    • Key reconciliations are performed on a timely basis and all differences acknowledged and resolved.
    • Ensuring team have clear and obtainable objectives

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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