Assistant Management Accountant

Location: South London
Salary: Competitive
Type: Full-time

Robert Dyas has a long and fascinating history spanning over 140 years. It was bought in July 2012 by former Dragon’s Den investor Theo Paphitis, owner of the Theo Paphitis Retail Group, which comprises Ryman, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and the London Graphic Centre.
The 92 stores and Robert Dyas website are supported by a Retail Support Centre in Wimbledon, the Distribution Centre in Hemel Hempstead and the Customer Support Centre in Crewe.
We are a people oriented Company which thrives on supporting its colleagues by providing them with the knowledge, tools, policies and procedures they need to excel in their role. We are committed to providing our colleagues with development opportunities, job satisfaction and of course some fun whilst working!

Main Purpose of the Role:

Joining a highly motivated Finance Manager and management accounts team this role covers a broad range of areas and interacts with multiple departments building relationships across the business. The responsibilities cover transactional work, month end P&L analysis and balance sheet reconciliations. A big focus will be process improvement as we upgrade our accounts system this year, there is huge scope for change and we welcome new ideas!

Duties and Responsibilites:
  • Calculation and posting of weekly stock movement journals
  • Month end update of stock take results into store shrinkage provision workings
  • Month end stock accrual
  • Daily refund fallback journal upload for ecommerce returns to stores
  • Post faulty goods write off journals
  • Full responsibility for monthly P&L analysis & reporting for postage and packaging, credit card charges, cash collection charges, invalid card receipts (chargebacks), repairs and service contracts
  • Review monthly P&L figures vs budget with budget holders across the business
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for DHL & ICONX key cutting control accounts, freight & duty control accounts, NFR & carrier bag control accounts
  • New vendor credit checks, new vendor set up & change of vendor details in accounts system
  • Office of National Statistics reporting
  • Pro-active improvements to processes and spreadsheets
  • Provide assistance to the Financial Controller, Finance Manager and others on ad hoc projects

What we would like to see in YOU:

  • Part Qualified Accountant ACA / CIMA / ACCA with a view to completing qualification
  • Team Player / pitch in to help
  • Ability to multi task
  • Desire to learn about the business
  • Delivery / solutions focused
  • Excellent communication skills utilising various tools
  • Advanced Excel skills, including creating pivot tables, nested formulas etc
  • Pro-active approach to identify issues and escalate as appropriate
  • Accurate, thorough and well organised

  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Generous colleague discount in all Theo Paphitis retail businesses: Robert Dyas, Ryman, Boux Avenue and London Graphic Centre
  • Regular sample sales
  • Bonus incentives, allowing you to share in the company's success
  • A pension scheme and free life assurance (after qualifying period)
  • Flexible/hybrid working - office base is Wimbledon
  • Investment in learning and development
  • Regular social events
  • Colleagues wellbeing and mental health programme
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