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Analyst, Graduate Finance, Retail Accounting

Tapestry

London, LND, GB

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

 

Primary Purpose:

 

This role is to support the Retail Accounting team of Tapestry Europe, which covers 11 countries, 3 brands and 4 channels (retail, outlet, e-commerce, marketplace).

 

The role will have the following main areas of focus/ responsibility:

  • Supporting the Tapestry Europe retail accounting team and monthly close process, which includes posting journal entries, performing reconciliations, and closing the legal entity books
  • Playing a key role in the accurate reporting of sales
  • Reconciling cash sales and receivables
  • Ensuring data completeness across reporting systems
  • Liaising with our concession store and marketplace partners
  • Supporting stores with sales reporting and finance queries
  • Monitoring bank statement application tool and ensuring data completeness
  • Ad hoc analysis

 

The Graduate will join a high-performing team and will work cross-functionally to monitor controls and key processes and to ensure continuous improvement.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in accounting to...

 

  • Support the Tapestry Europe Retail Accounting team and be a team player
  • Work to develop efficiencies and improvements in current processes

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • Strong academic record and a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent in an accounting undergraduate degree;
  • High level understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting methods;
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible and performance-oriented; able to work independently under time pressure in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with finance software (SAP preferable)
  • Advanced Excel skills

 

An outstanding professional will have...

 

  • Previous work experience within retail finance
  • European language skills
  • SAP expert

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  92740


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