Accounts Assistant (Nicholas Kirkwood)

  • Company: Fashion Group UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00106
  • Date of publication: 2018.01.29


Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role gives the opportunity to join an accounting team within the UK offices of a Shared Service Centre.

The role involves being a key support to the Financial Controller to ensure the monthly accounting of Nicholas Kirkwood is completed on time.


Key responsibilities include;

- Update of company cash and banking records on a daily basis
- Preparation of regular bank reconciliations
- Preparing payments to suppliers
- Accounting for company Travel and Entertainment expenditures
- Assist the Finance manager in month-end tasks, such as prepayments, depreciation run, closing of ledgers, balance sheet reconciliations
- Assist the accounts payable and receivables team as and when the need arises
- Assist on preparation of VAT & intrastat returns, and governmental questionnaires
- Participate in stock takes to be the independent accounting representative
- Assisting with preparation of year-end accounts and tax returns
- Assist in ad hoc project work


  • Previous experience of SAP accounting software would be beneficial, with excellent understanding of Excel up to Pivot table standard
  • Good communication, autonomous, Commercial awareness, pro-active, able to work with frequent and tight deadlines, committed to quality
  • Good reconciliation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, in person and in writing
  • Strong team player
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with high volume workloads, while ensuring that detail and accuracy is maintained
  • Conscientious, with commitment and initiative to follow through and resolve difficult issues and problems quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic office environment
  • Experience within a well-run accounting office
  • Able to deal with multi currencies
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and cost allocation principles, accounting procedures and processes

Fashion & Leather Goods

Houses with a unique heritage and young emerging brands make up this exceptional division. Each of their creations becomes an object of desire, imbued with timelessness.

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