Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant2019-10-08T17:28:48+00:00

Financial Accountant

12 month Mat Leave Cover

Shoreditch, near Liverpool Street, London

MyOptique Group [we operate online retail brands Glasses Direct & Sunglasses Shop] are looking for a Financial Accountant with strong all-round accountancy skills to take responsibility for our monthly reporting & prepare analysis reports for management. Our ideal candidate will be a practical specialist who has a track record of preparing, checking and analysing reports.

As Financial Accountant you will work closely with non-financial colleagues to produce regular month end & MI reports, improve processes and support the business. This role reports directly to the Head of Finance and will play a key part in our ongoing growth and development. By joining the MyOptique team you will also be supporting our mission to improve lives by improving sight – through making eyewear more accessible online.

What you will be doing:

  • Monthly Close and management reporting, including preparing & posting journals, preparation & review of monthly accounts, timely reporting to the Division and Group
  • Ownership of the balance sheet & monthly reconciliations
  • Acting as primary contact for intercompany reconciliations
  • Producing regular MI and KPI reports
  • Monitoring overheads by department
  • Cash flow reviews and FX hedging Acting as an expert partner for department heads, providing financial support for decision making, strategic thinking and project planning
  • Assisting with the annual audit 
  • Preparing UK and EU VAT returns
  • Maintaining a robust controls framework
  • Identifying reporting improvements and efficiencies 
  • Support ad hoc strategic projects

About You:

You must have 

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualification
  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a management accounting role
  • Excellent advanced excel skills 

It would be helpful if you are also:

  • Familiar with inventories/retail/online business
  • Experienced in working within group structures on an accounting and organisation basis 
  • Experienced in handling large data sets
  • Able to work with DB tools
  • Navision experience

You will be:

  • Highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Proactive & keen to learn
  • Intellectually curious
  • Self motivated
  • A good communicator
  • Confident and assertive when needed

What we’re offering:

  • A friendly, professional, relaxed working environment
  • Career development in a fast-growing global business
  • An exciting opportunity to work for a forward thinking high growth global market-leading EssilorLuxottica Group

The Benefits:

  • 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays
  • Pension Scheme [Company matches employee contributions to 5%]
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Opportunity to invest in Essilor Employee Share Scheme
  • Life Assurance policy 4 x annual salary 
  • Cash Health Plan Scheme with Health Shield & Perks discount scheme 
  • Staff discount policy for eyewear purchases (incl. 1fFree pair per year & 50% discount on all other purchases) 
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

About Us:

MyOptique has been changing the eyewear industry since 2004. We were the first company to start selling prescription glasses online. Fast forward 15 years and we are now home to two e-commerce brands: Glasses Direct & Sunglasses Shop.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. They inspire us to push boundaries and to find solutions to problems buying online can have. Our philosophy is rooted in the foundation of our company. We believe in:

Working together
Respect & trust
Entrepreneurial spirit

for Service

Please note that we only consider applications from people who are eligible to work in the UK.

No Agencies.


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