Qualified Financial Accountant (6 Month FTC)

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Qualified Financial Accountant (6 Month FTC)

White Stuff - London, GB

Full time

White Stuff was established in 1985 through a simple idea. This idea grew and now we have shops and concessions in the UK and internationally, selling women’s and men’s clothing as well as beautiful accessories and homeware. Our original prints (all designed in house), intricate details and considered design touches reflect our personality and make us subtly distinctive.

Our people are at the heart of our brand, constantly moving and driving us forward. We’re sociable, talented and like minded and we’re not hierarchical or political in how we do business. We encourage entrepreneurial ideas and accountability at all levels.


The successful candidate will be fully qualified (ACA/ACCA) with minimum 3-4 years relevant PQE, who strives to deliver continuous improvement. You must be a good communicator, have strong analytical skills and above all be timely, with great attention to detail and technically sound.


Forming part of the Financial Accounting team, the role will be varied and will be primarily across financial accounts, management accounts, year-end and Tax and VAT reporting requirements across channels (shops, ecommerce & wholesale) and markets (UK, Germany / Belgium / EU).

Management Accounts and Budgets

  • Responsible for preparation of multiple head-office departments budget, monthly management accounts (journals and commentary) and business partnering / stakeholder management
  • Ensuring challenge, rigor, completeness, variance analysis and keep to deadlines
  • Identify risks and opportunities with both a historic and forecast mindset


  • Play a key part in the planning and delivery of our annual accounts and the year end audit
  • Accountable for the same various head-office departments and overheads cost categories, month end close, balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide support to wider Financial Accounts team on other year-end areas

Monthly responsibilities

  • UK and International VAT returns, intrastat, EC sales, updating for any changes in local requirements (incl. impact of Brexit and new 1 July 2021 rules)
  • Prepare and submit Branch annual accounts (e.g. Belgium)
  • Property, utilities and rent accounting
  • Capex and depreciation
  • Adhoc support and projects to Senior Financial Accounts Manager


  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACC or equivalent) with relevant 2-4+ years PQE
  • Retail and B2C international experience (preferable)
  • Organised – to ensure deadlines are kept and expectations are managed
  • Communication - being able to communicate, negotiate and influence colleagues at all levels
  • Relationship building - being able to develop effective relationships that help drive business success, particularly with non-Finance stakeholders
  • Resilience - the ability to work under pressure and adapt to a fast-paced and busy retail environment
  • Results Focused - Delivers work end to end to conclusion in a planned and controlled manner
  • IT skills - Ability to navigate and understand accounting systems and intermediate-Advanced Excel skills.
  • Systems - Microsoft NAV


As a Qualified Financial Accountant at White Stuff you will be entitled to an array of great benefits, some of which include:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Up to 33 days holiday per annum (pro-rata for the duration of the contract)
  • Annual bonus opportunity (pro-rata for the duration of the contract, under company bonus scheme)
  • 1 paid day off to volunteer in the local community
  • 50% discount on White Stuff clothing.
  • Subsidised BUPA Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan and Life Assurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Pension Contribution

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