Managment Account

  • 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.: SSCPC00512
  • Date of publication: 2019.03.12



  • Manage the maintenance of General Ledger. Ensuring processing of journals, account analysis and all associated transactions and reporting requirements are completed to deadlines for Givenchy, Guerlain and Acqua di Parma (detail in main responsibilities)
  • Manage two Assistant Accountants
  • Management of cash processing and reconciliations
  • Manage treasury reporting
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Reporting to parent company - France with monthly figures / reports (detail in main responsibilities)

Main Responsibilities

Assistant Accountant Management

  • Manage two Assistant Accountants
  • Bi annual performance reviews
  • Ensure SMART objectives

General Ledger

  • Manage process of preparing and posting all journals for payroll, prepayments, accruals etc.
  • Manage month end process for all three brands
  • Manage Intercompany recharges to other LVMH companies
  • Review reconciliation analyse for all balance sheet accounts

Cash - bank reconciliation

  • Manage cash entries process, ensure all are made accurately and in good time
  • Review weekly bank reconciliations for all SAP Brands
  • Confirm cash pooling balance in Diapason and ensure related postings interest rec'd, paid etc

Treasury reporting

  • Enter cash positions in to the LVMH treasury reporting system.
  • Manage and review cash flow spreadsheets for Group (Syrus) reporting
  • Liaise with wider Finance team to understand variances
  • Prepare analysis reports

Fixed Assets

  • Monthly capital expenditure reporting to France and Controllers
  • Manage creation of assets
  • Ensure fixed asset recharge invoices to stores for counter contribution are raised, accurate and in timely manner
  • Monthly maintenance of WIP account
  • Manage and review monthly depreciation run

VAT, Tax & NIC's

  • Manage Vat postings, review and process quarterly UK Vat Returns including payments
  • Manage and review employers NIC's journals and payment
  • Review preparation of quarterly corporation tax and organise payments
  • Manage Intrastat & EC Sales list reporting

Audit & Statutory reporting

    • Process all audit queries including supplying audit back up
    • Produce base documents to support the Statutory accounts
  • Produce Statutory accounts for signing



  • Manage process to confirm agreement and reconcile intercompany balances with Group monthly and quarterly
  • Ensure analysis and monthly recharges are processed and accurate
  • Ensure timely payments of intercompany balances
  • Ensure all intercompany entries reconcile
  • Liaise with other SSC brands to ensure month end accruals are accounted for accurately


  • Support the Senior Accountant with ad hoc queries, analysis and projects

  • Assist and support SSC (all brands)

  • National Statistics


  • Prepare national statistic reports, for Distribution and services, Quarterly stock, Monthly turnover, Quarterly headcount etc




  • Finance Department
  • Financial Controllers
  • Other Department Managers


  • Banks
  • HRMC
  • Global Blue

Person Specification

Criteria for performance evaluation:

Key Competencies

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


Technical Skills

  • Advance 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
  • Acute attention to detail
  • 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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