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Graduate Job Assistant Financial Accountant

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Pernod Ricard UK
Reference: J1039
Salary: £27,000 - 32,000 + bonus + pension + healthcare  

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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.

The role involves:

  • Performing monthly inter-company reconciliations for all accounts, liaising with other departments and group companies to resolve differences
  • Reconciliation and posting of monthly group payments
  • Performing reconciliations of specific balance sheet accounts and also review reconciliations prepared by Accounts Payable Accountant
  • Verifying the stock account reconciliation, including the Goods In Transit and posting month end journals
  • Review of all VAT, Intrastat and EC Sales reports
  • Supporting the Financial Accounting Manager with month end closing, sales and purchase ledger reconciliations, monetary revaluations, performing integrity reports
  • Shadowing the Financial Accounting manager during holidays
  • Other ad hoc duties (reviewing and updating procedures, system testing)

Key Relationships

  • Ensure Finance Director and Financial Accounting Manager are informed of all key issues.
  • Maintain good relationships with other departments within the business.

What do we require?


  • Knowledge of financial accounting supported by accountancy qualification AAT or part qualified ACCA
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong communication skills (liaising with all departments, suppliers, banks and other subsidiaries)
  • Keen attention to detail
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Team player
  • Commitment
  • Willingness to develop and progress their accounting skills
  • Experience in accounting related role


  • Accountancy qualification AAT, part qualified ACCA
  • Finance specific degree
  • Knowledge of integrated GL system (Peoplesoft)
  • Ability to work on own initiative, creative thinker able to propose solutions and improvements
  • Good Excel skills
  • Experience in preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales List and Intrastat reports


  • 10% bonus
  • 26 days holiday
  • Pension, healthcare etc

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 665 4060

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