Financial Accountant – 12 Month Maternity Cover

About Planet Organic

The simple truth is that foods should be natural and wholesome. We advocate that food be authentic and ethical, freshly prepared and tasty – not a mere convenience. We believe in ethical and sustainable farming and place great emphasis on the provenance of all our products. At Planet Organic you’ll find nutritious, seasonal and organic food with the goodness intact. You’ll find wide ranges of natural health foods suitable for all speciality diets, as well as a ground-breaking raw foods range.

Job Description

At Planet Organic, we are looking for a Financial Accountant to join our head office team on a 12 Month FTC (Maternity Cover).

Key Responsibilities

  • To input prime financial data and ensure the accuracy of the Sage accounting database and Exact database
  • To provide periodic reporting (daily, weekly, period and annual)
  • To ensure the annual statutory accounts are completed accurately and within deadlines agreed by the Finance Manager
  • To create and submit quarterly VAT returns and annual Packaging declarations
  • To provide financial assistance daily as required by the needs of the business

Daily tasks:

  • Sales reporting
  • Store banking reconciliations
  • Bank account reconciliation
  • Review of the TRS Loss prevention module and investigation of issues arising
  • Invoice generation and Credit control for Sales ledger

Weekly tasks:

  • Sales reporting
  • Wastage reporting
  • Audit reporting & investigations
    • Discrepancies
    • Refunds
    • Voids
    • Low-value transactions
  • Bank account (including coupons) and Sales Ledger reconciliations
  • E-Commerce reconciliation
  • The input of Own label accounting and reconciliation of “Exact” to Sage
  • Audit of cash handling processes in stores

Period tasks:

  • Prepare the period-end accounts as per the P/end checklist
  • Contribute to the commentary and analysis of the period end accounts
  • Maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the Sage database (P/End closure, administration)
  • Reconcile various activities e.g. Fixed Assets and provide detailed analyses as requested

Quarterly tasks:

  • Calculation and submission of VAT declarations and payments
  • Manage the stocktake process and analyse results

Annual tasks:

  • Supervise the reconciliation of supplier payments
  • Prepare the year-end accounts and update the lead schedules and statutory accounts workbook
  • Prepare the Packaging declaration


Qualifications required:

  • Part qualified accountant (AAT, CIMA, ACCA) or having experience through similar roles

Personal attributes:

  • Accurate, dedicated, attentive to detail, numerical, logical
  • Ability to articulate & communicate with store managers and senior managers with regards to financial issues

Extra Details

Department: Finance
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 40
Salary: £32,000

Job Details
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