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Lease Accountant

Posted by Burberry-cv_library on 09/08/2018
Company name Burberry
Category Accounting
Contract Permanent
Full/Part time Full time
Salary £ 1 - Negotiable

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with
outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus
on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued
brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.
Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a
great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate
and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the
brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design,
marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for
innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic
retail strategies.


Burberry plc, a global multi-billion-pound luxury fashion business, is
seeking to hire a Lease Accountant within a new Burberry Business
Services organisation based in Leeds, United Kingdom.

The role is responsible for delivering accurate and timely accounting
and reporting for property leases and associated costs for the
in-scope territories in accordance with the Group Policies, IFRS and
local GAAP requirements. In addition to relevant technical accounting
expertise, this position requires the ability to work collaboratively
with a variety of finance and non-finance colleagues.



* Ensures property lease accounting for the in-scope entities (UK,
Europe, Russia, Middle East) is accurate, and that compliance with
Group accounting policies and local requirements is achieved

* In scope activities include accounting and reconciliations of
property and associated property costs accruals and prepayments

* Provides accurate and timely month-end and periodic management
reporting, including submissions to Group Finance and Business

* Prepares and delivers specific audit requirements (both internal
and external)

* Responds to ad hoc queries, and analysis as required, prioritising
work effectively to ensure that these queries are responded to on
a timely basis

* Ensures operating effectiveness of internal controls

* Working with PTP/OTC and the wider RTR team to deal with queries
and improve processes

* Role may require work on some weekend/public holidays during half
year and year end periods.

Continuous improvement

* Apply understanding of assigned accounting processes to identify
gaps and propose continuous improvement measures

* Work closely with the process owners, colleagues and managers to
understand root causes and represent process procedures,
practicalities and exceptions

Proactively seeks feedback from fellow team members and other internal
and external customers, and uses this to inform future delivery of


* 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience. Experience in
application of IFRS/UK GAAP is required. SAP and retail or FMCG
industry experience preferred. Experience of BPC, an advantage.
Accounting role within a large, listed, multinational company is a
plus. Worked within a multicurrency environment; understanding the
impact of movements in exchange rates on reported results is a

* Experience working in an accounting team in a Shared Service
environment is a plus.

* Excellent technical skills including solid understanding and
awareness of IFRS16

* Has track record and appetite for delivering continuous
improvement. Able to generate commitment to change amongst own

* Must be able to fully grasp the broader issues and provide
functional guidance to those reporting to them, rather than rely
on their own technical skill set. Requires good understanding of
IT systems and processes.

* Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers.

* Advanced Excel skills with experience of building and working with
complex models and large data sets


* Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is preferred.


* Professional accounting qualification/almost qualified status is
essential i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar

* SAP training and certification is a plus


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all
applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and

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