Financial Accounting Assistant

Job Details
  • Location: Support Office
  • Type of Role: Full - Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Salary: Up to £27,000 DOE plus benefits and bonus

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Who we are

Big things are happening at Topps Tiles. As Britain’s largest specialist tile retailer, selling only the very best quality on-trend products, £1 of every £3 spent in the UK domestic tile market is spent with us. And we’re as big on career opportunities as we are on outstanding service and great value. After all, it’s brilliant, friendly, knowledgeable people that make us special. Right now we’re on a journey of exciting growth, as we build on our success – there’s never been a better time to join the Topps Tiles family!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accounting Assistant to support the Senior Financial Accountant in producing balance sheet reconciliations and assist with month-end. The Financial Accounting team take responsibility for the running of the company’s financial accounting & property accounting function, including statutory reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, store cost accounting, tax & treasury functions (including corporation tax, VAT, intrastat and day-to-day cash reporting), fixed asset additions, and analysis of key control accounts.

The Role

  • To work with the Senior Financial Accountant and the rest of the finance team to ensure that key aspects of the company’s financial accounting processes are appropriately administered and information is available in a timely fashion.
  • Close off the company’s ledgers within agreed timescales and ensure that all key balance sheet control accounts have been reconciled and approved on a monthly basis.
  • Management of IFRS16 Lease Accounting processes, including liaison with property function in relation to the Qube property management software.
  • Support Legal Entity Simplification developments.
  • Support VAT, duty and tax submissions, including Northern Ireland goods inwards regulatory submissions.
  • Support utilities accounting and insurance processes.
  • Support Senior Financial Accountant and Financial Controller in various other financial activities as required.
  • Work with external auditors to ensure robust group and subsidiary statutory accounts are produced within the required timescales.
  • Monthly review of balance sheet accounts and month end audit file.
  • Ensure that the Senior Financial Accountant and Financial Controller are well appraised of the company’s financial position.
  • Ensure appropriate processes exist within the finance team to identify key areas of risk and agree with the Senior Financial Accountant appropriate plans to manage those risks.
  • Work with auditors and external parties to ensure that core accounting controls are appropriate and consistently implemented.

The Person


  • Part qualified accountant.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting systems & monthly accounts process – general ledger, purchase ledger, sales ledger, monthly accounts process, balance sheet reconciliations, reporting.
  • Good communication skills – both on 1:1 basis and in a group environment.
  • Good working knowledge of broader regulatory environment 


  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Advanced Excel skills including the use of formulas, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, SUMIF/SUMProduct.
  • Experience of MS Word and Outlook.
  • Experience of liaising with external providers – banks, auditors, etc. 

What we’ll do for you

In a culture where hard work is recognised and great results are rewarded, you can look forward to a company bonus that will give you a share of our success - up to 20% of your base salary.   Then there’s a generous staff discount, a Share Save scheme, pension and life assurance, a holiday allowance that increases with length of service and a wide range of other benefits. Plus flexible working, free on-site parking, generous discounts on products and services and more. A lot more. We’re committed to promoting talent from within too, which means you’ll be well-supported to build a rewarding career with an individual development plan and lots of training on offer.


Closing Date
Monday 14 June 2021


A competitive salary.

Bonus and uncapped commission schemes (dependent on your role) that run four times a year, helping you to share in our success.

A generous staff discount scheme allows you to make purchases from our stores at below market price.

Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay, and childcare vouchers.

A ShareSave scheme that allows you to invest in us and share our success.

Pension & Life Assurance schemes with company contributions available to help you provide for your retirement.

A wide range of discounts with selected companies including discounts on insurance, holidays and retail vouchers.

Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service.