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Job Title:  Group and Statutory Financial Accountant

Date:  17-Feb-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.50000000000000000

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. 

Your role in a nutshell

Support The Body Shop in the financial close process, statutory accounts preparation and balance sheet integrity.

More about the role

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for key month end processes including revaluation and the loading of non-SAP subsidiaries.
  • Responsible for supporting the Group and Statutory Reporting Manager with monitoring balance sheet integrity and the market balance sheet review process.
  • Support and monitor the quarterly audit process.
  • Responsible for overseeing the preparation of subsidiary company financial statements and ensuring all local statutory filing requirements are fulfilled globally.
  • Co-ordinate and complete finance ONS surverys.
  • Supporting the annual store asset impairment test and for ensuring annual Key Money valuation exercise is performed.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers on query resolution, as required.
  • Work with key stakeholders to secure excellent communication and a professional standard of service.
  • Responsible for maintaining the ethical standards of The Body Shop including minimising the environmental, health and safety risks in the workplace and responsible for reporting potential risks, real accidents and near misses to relevant managers.
  • Champions, supports and participates in The Body Shop’s Values and Campaigns.
  • To perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Group and Statutory Reporting Manager.

What we look for


  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and experience of IFRS.
  • Proven experience of working on parallel projects and tasks.
  • Proven experience of streamlining processes and procedures.
  • Ability to influence and guide key stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. Advanced level excel essential.
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar systems.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to resolve problems with a resilient disposition and escalate, as required.
  • Sound communication and negotiation skills.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Full or Part Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA).

Talent Drivers

Personal Conduct
Collaborative Skills

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