Assistant Accountant (Maternity Cover)

  • Company: SSC Perfumes and Cosmetics UK
  • Country / Region : United Kingdom
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Temporary Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00779
  • Date of publication: 2020.11.02



  • 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
  • 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
  • Other
  • Support the Management Accountant with ad hoc queries, analysis and projects
  • Assist and support SSC (all brands)

National Statistics

  • Prepare national statistic reports as and when required



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



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



  • 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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