Financial Accountant

Job reference: 153622BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Finance
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant responsible for all cash and net debt forecasting, management of banking relationship with third party banks, processing payroll, and associated journals and reporting. This role will also be key in maintaining our internal control and compliance procedures, both within the No7 Beauty Company and within our outsourcing partners.

About the opportunity

This is a varied role within a small team covering several areas of Finance Accounting function within a very busy and expanding area of the business. Although the role will be focused on the below activities, there is also scope for the right candidate to get involved in other areas of the Financial Accounting function and use this opportunity to develop their own skills and knowledge:
• Ensure payroll is processed and paid on time and a relevant audit trail is maintained. Post all related payroll journals and manage all account processes and reconciliations within the payroll entity.
• Prepare all required cash flow analysis, forecasts, and net debt forecasts as required by business and treasury teams.
• Liaise with banking providers to ensure all information and access is up to date including mandates and any other changes required.
• Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts and providing information and reconciliations required for external audits.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of internal controls, reviewing certain activities, and documenting/escalating any issues which may arise
• Assist in ongoing project work and other ad hoc financial reporting requirements.

About you

• Full or part-qualified accountant preferred (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
• Experience in cash forecasting/management preferred
• Ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders and manage own workload and priorities. Essential that able to deliver to agreed deadlines (in context of managing payroll payments)
• Systems knowledge is preferable including Excel, SAP, and Cognos.

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying, and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service, and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.
We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp, and YourGoodSkin.
Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands, and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands, and acting responsibly to make a difference.
What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Emily.Cumming@boots.co.uk