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The Group At A Glance: Established in 1981 with a single store in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is a leading international multichannel retailer of sports fashion and outdoor brands.
The Group has over 2,400 stores across a number of retail fascias and is proud of the fact that it always provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands.
The Group embraces the latest online and instore digital technology providing it with a truly multichannel, international platform for future growth.
JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands. The core market remains the UK and Republic of Ireland with increasing strength in Western Europe. More recently the Group has expanded into the Asia-Pacific region and the United States.
The financial operations and accounting for 13 different retail businesses across 10 different territories (UK, Republic of Ireland and 8 countries in mainland Europe) are managed by one team based in the Group’s head office in North Manchester.
Role Overview: The management of Financial Control and Reporting on Stock is covered by an existing role. However, for family reasons, the person currently doing the role wants to move to part time working later in the year – the person who is recruited will have the opportunity to spend several months learning the key issues and process flows with the incumbent before they step away from full time work.
Review and match outputs from all current systems driving improvements in the stock reconciliation process
Improve effectiveness and timeliness of reporting through Data Warehouse functionality
Work collaboratively with the stock integrity team and profit protection teams at the Kingsway facility to clear stock reconciliation issues
Work closely with the finance transactional teams and assist them where necessary on the matching of stock receipts to supplier invoices
Full reconciliation of cross divisional transfers ensuring accurate and timely invoicing to Group businesses for inter-Group transfers
Candidate Specification: The initial priority for the successful candidate will be to understand the IT interfaces, operations and information flows resulting from movements of stock at Kingsway. A previous background in Stock Accounting & Reporting will be an advantage.
The successful candidate must also possess the right interpersonal skills to drive this process and lead the business through any change which is required.
The successful candidate must be strong and resilient when dealing with issues whilst ensuring they work collaboratively at all times.