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Job Title:  Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting

Date:  23-Dec-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

Do you possess the ability to manage complexity in a changing environment?

Are you a high results achiever with integrity?

Then this job is for you……!

Amazing opportunity to join a leading ethical global brand as a Head of Financial Accounting and Reporting based out of our West Sussex head office.

You will chief and manage the Financial Accounting and Reporting function for the TBS Group, ensuring compliance with IFRS, and meeting all internal and external reporting statutory deadlines.

More about the role

You will be responsible for the following:

Managing and leading the Financial Accounting and Reporting team of 7 (2 direct reports).

You will oversee the Global Statutory Audit and work with our external Auditors.

You will oversee all internal and external statutory reporting, achieving all deadlines and deliverables on a timely basis, in accordance with all policies.

You will oversee the centralised financial accounting responsibilities, such as Leases, Fixed Asset, Stock, Intercompany and Loyalty programmes.

Responsibility for TBS accounting policies, ensuring these are updated in accordance with IFRS and the companies Manual of Accounting.

Oversea the annual fixed and intangible asset impairment testing.

Ensure compliance with S-Ox controls as they apply to FA&R responsibilities.

Provide technical accounting advice and support both the worldwide Finance function and wider business as and when required, including projects.

Drive continuous improvement and compliance.

Provide outstanding customer service to and support the Financial Controller, direct and indirect reports, and all internal customers.

Willingness to challenge and change current process and ways of working, work cross functionally with stakeholders to work more efficiently without compromising quality of output or deadlines.

Influence and engage with key stakeholders at a senior level including resolution of accounting issues where relevant.

What we look for

Full qualified ACA or ACCA and post qualification experience is essential

Knowledge of international accounting practices and standards, essential

Previous experience of working in an international finance environment

Previous experience of managing a team

Knowledge of SAP/BW or similar systems

Extensive knowledge of MS Office with an intermediate/advanced understanding of Excel

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

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. 


* a 6% contributory pension plan,

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

* 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

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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