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Graduate Job Accounts Assistant

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Pernod Ricard UK
Reference: J966
Salary: £25,000 - 27,000 (dependant on experience)  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe is part of the Pernod Ricard Group – co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry. With a portfolio of premium brands we have a presence on every continent. You will probably be familiar with many of the products in our portfolio that includes; ABSOLUT Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Martell Cognac, Havana Club Rum, Malibu and Perrier Jouët Champagne.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe manages the group’s regional Duty Free, Airlines, Cruise Ships and related businesses across Europe.

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant who will join our Finance Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team and assists the Business Analysis team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven individual to build on their experience and develop with a successful global company. You’ll benefit from on-going training and support, an employee share incentive plan, a defined contribution pension scheme, private healthcare for (individual & family / dependants) and a staff shop allowance.

The role involves:

Rebates & Commissions

  • Process and manage R&C invoices
  • Liaising with the Sales team and customers on any issues
  • Maintain and update the R&C database for pricing
  • Reconcile R&C balance sheet account ahead of the monthly reporting deadline
  • Prepare quarterly commission statements for some of our key customers


  • Trade A&P Expenditure
  • Ensure all invoices are fully checked and authorised
  • Process invoices for payment according to the payment terms
  • Update promotional calendars
  • Track last year accruals and provide summaries on the outstanding amounts
  • Cash allocation – the daily matching of all cash receipts to the Accounts Receivable ledger accounts
  • Raising of sundry invoices & credit notes
  • Credit limit reviews and checks
  • Preparing reports for presentation to key stakeholders
  • Preparing returns for VAT, Intrastat and ECSL and ensuring all declarations are submitted
  • Monitoring debtor balances and notifying stakeholders of any overdue accounts
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations

What do we require?

You will:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year's experience working in a FP&A environment
  • Have a degree in Accounting (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Have started or are looking to begin your CIMA qualification
  • Have a drive to achieve; demonstrated by strong academics and personal achievements (a minimum of a 2.1 grade and 300 UCAS points over three subjects
  • Have strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Have strong numerical and problem solving skills
  • Be positive and team focused
  • Be organised and professional

If you are successful we will be required to ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK. Please check your eligibility before applying.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: London (inner and outer)

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates
0121 212 3111

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