Assistant Accountant (Based in Hersham, Surrey)

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00401
  • Date of publication: 2018.09.03



  • Responsible for the maintenance of the General Ledger of Acqua Di Parma Ltd (AdP)
  • Including processing of journals, account analysis and all associated transactions and reporting requirements (detail in Main Responsibilities).
  • Management of Cash processing and reconciliations for AdP
  • Treasury Reporting AdP
  • Fixed Asset Accounting AdP
  • Reporting to parent company - France  with monthly figures / reports (detail in main Responsibilities)
  • Accounts payable function for AdP
  • Revenue accounting for Covent Garden Boutique


General Ledger - Acqua Di Parma Ltd

  • Prepare and post journals for payroll, prepayments, accruals etc.
  • Manage Acqua Di Parma Intercompany recharges to other LVMH companies
  • Reconcile, analyse and clear all Balance Sheet accounts. Prepare Interim Balance sheet Recs.
  • Liase with Brand Analyst re Acqua Di Parma Account

Acqua Di Parma, Dior UK and Dior Ireland Cash - bank Reconciliation

  • Ensure that cash entries in SAP are made accurately and in good time for Acqua Di Parma, PCD UK and PCD Ireland.
  • Post all Direct Debits to supplier accounts to be reconciled by Accounts Payable.
  • Prepare Monthly Bank reconciliations for Acqua Di Parma
  • Prepare and enter journal of corrections arising from bank reconciliations
  • Hersham Petty Cash reconciliation and journal.

Treasury Reporting - Acqua Di Parma Ltd

  • Enter cash positions for the LVMH Treasury Reporting System.
  • Confirm cash Pooling balance in Agate and post interest rec'd, paid etc
  • Prepare Spreadsheets for Syrus Data
  • Input data into Syrus
  • Liaise with FC to understand variances
  • Prepare Analysis reports for Acqua Di Parma Ltd

National Statistics

  • Prepare National Statistic reports for Acqua Di Parma Ltd, for Distribution and Services
  • Enquiry, Quarterly Stock Inquiry, Monthly turnover, Quarterly Headcount and others.

Fixed Assets - Acqua Di Parma

  • Monthly Capital Expenditure reporting to France and Fc
  • Creation of Assets on SAP
  • Posting Assets on SAP
  • Raise Fixed Asset Recharge invoices to Stores for Counter contribution
  • Monthly maintenance of WIP Account
  • Monthly Depreciation Run

VAT, Tax & NIC's

  • Analyse Vat postings and Prepare and process quarterly UK Vat Returns
  • Prepare and process two monthly Irish Vat Returns
  • Complete returns online for both UK and Ireland
  • Prepare Journals and process employers NIC's for payment
  • Arrange payment of VAT, Tax & NIC for UK and Ireland
  • Quarterly preparation of Corporation Tax figures and post journal
  • Corporation Tax reporting on quarterly and hard close basis


  • Raise monthly Invoices to Acqua Di Parma SA for Advertising & Promotion Costs and Travel Retail recharge.
  • Raise Monthly SSC Invoices
  • Arrange Payment of SSC Invoices for Acqua Di Parma, Givenchy, Dior UK and Dior Ireland on a monthly basis
  • Make Payments to GUSA for monthly Invoices
  • Quarterly Intercompany reconciliation, liaise with France and other companies in the LVMH group

Boutique Reporting - Covent Garden

  • Daily cash reconciliations, monthly stock reconciliations, report figures to management monthly


Key Competencies

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Able to deal with ambiguity

Technical Skills

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g. Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Ideally has previous knowledge of SAP


  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Quick Thinking, calm under pressure, helpful and willing to deal with queries
  • Must have a sense of urgency, be prompt and dynamic in a fast changing environment
  • Good Time management skills
  • Detail conscious
  • Good Telephone Manner

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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