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.: SSCPC00412
  • Date of publication: 2018.09.25



To assist with the maintenance of General Ledger, including processing of journals, account analysis and all associated transactions and reporting requirements (detail in main responsibilities). Management of cash processing and reconciliations, assist treasury reporting, fixed asset accounting and reporting to parent company with monthly figures / reports (detail in main responsibilities)


General Ledger:

> Prepare and post journals for payroll, prepayments, accruals etc.
> Assist Intercompany recharges to other LVMH companies
> Reconcile, analyse and clear all balance sheet accounts. Prepare Interim balance sheet reconciliations for review

Cash - bank reconciliation:

> Ensure cash entries are made accurately and in good time
> Post all Direct Debits to supplier accounts
> Prepare weekly bank reconciliations for all AX Brands
> Confirm cash pooling balance in Diapason and post interest rec'd, paid etc

Treasury reporting:

> Enter cash positions in to the LVMH treasury reporting system.
> Prepare cash flow spreadsheets for Syrus reporting
> Liaise with wider Finance team to understand variances
> Prepare analysis reports

Fixed Assets:

> Creation of assets
> Monthly maintenance of WIP account
> Monthly depreciation run

VAT, Tax & NIC's:

> Analyse Vat postings, prepare quarterly UK VAT Returns
> Request payment of VAT, Tax & NIC
> Quarterly preparation of Corporation tax figures
> Intrastat & EC Sales list reporting


> Confirm agreement and reconcile intercompany balances with Group monthly and quarterly
> Analyse and generate monthly recharges
> Arrange Payment of intercompany balances
> Ensure all intercompany entries reconcile
> Liaise with other SSC brands to ensure month end accruals are accounted for accurately




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


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ideally has previous knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX 

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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