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Job Title:  FSS Accountant

Date:  19-Nov-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

New role...Shared Services Accountant required.

Are you free for a new 12 Month fixed term contract role to start ASAP!

Reporting to the FSS Manager, you will be supporting the FSS month end accounting processes and analysis, covering the FSS Cash Manager in relation to banking tasks, and supporting the FSS manager with Projects including AP Automation.  Other ad hoc accounting and reporting tasks as directed by the FSS Manager.

More about the role

  • Responsible for FSS month end accounting processes, including, but not limited to, GRIR, AR Cash Flow, Posting of Bad Debt, AP/AR revaluation
  • Responsible for the monitoring, reporting and cleansing of the GRIR monthly, including end to end process improvements and implementation.
  • Providing cover for the FSS Cash Manager in relation to approvals and banking tasks.
  • Supporting the FSS Manager with the AP Automation project.  To include implementation of remaining centralised markets assisting with design and process where required.  Fully understanding the automation process to enable analysis and further improvements in relation to markets already implemented.
  • Support the Cash, AP, and AR teams with process improvements and financial analysis.
  • Other Ad Hoc FSS Projects such as integration of new markets, and continuous improvement.

What we look for

  • Full or Part Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Previous experience of working in an international finance environment
  • Experience of working in an FMCG/Retail environment
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, intermediate excel essential
  • Knowledge of SAP/BW or similar systems
  • Excellent organisational skills combined with accuracy and attention to detail

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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