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Oh Polly

Senior Accountant

Wirral, null, GB

Company: Oh Polly

Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations

Published on 2022-04-29 11:14

Oh Polly is a rapidly growing pureplay fast fashion brand selling women's clothing internationally. We have offices in London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Los Angeles with over 200 employees in the UK.

Our business model is social-first and centred around industry leading Instagram and Facebook accounts. In 2019, Oh Polly was ranked as the 5th most engaged UK clothing retail social media brand and as of January 2020 we have a combined following of over 4 million people. This puts us among the fastest growing fashion brands within the UK.

About the department

In the Finance Department, we are going through an exciting period of growth and we need more people to help us achieve this. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join the Finance team. Given the fast-paced nature and variety of the Finance department, there will never be a dull moment in the role. The main purpose of the role is to manage the accounting and reporting for Oh Polly Limited.

Key responsibilities and duties

Financial accounting

  • Timely and accurate month end close
  • Production of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Ensuring all monthly journals are recorded
  • Reviewing supplier invoicing against contracted rates
  • Stock reconciliations and accounting for landed stock costs
  • Calculate and adjust standard unit prices
  • VAT / IOSS / EU Returns
  • Maintain and set up appropriate financial models

Financial reporting and analysis

  • Daily, weekly and monthly sales analysis
  • Refund analysis
  • Review of stock production budgets
  • Stock control and reporting
  • Prepare data for KPI measurements
  • Variance analysis of actuals, budgets and forecasts
  • Business partner other departments on ad hoc analysis as required


  • Improving and documenting new procedures
  • Automating and improving financial processes
  • Prepare and submit statistical returns for ONS
  • Assistance with tax returns and other relevant compliance
  • Supporting the year end audit
  • Assisting the wider finance team as and when required

Job requirements

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Worked within an industry role at least once before
  • Improve and develop business wide controls and processes
  • Strong team management, development and skills coaching
  • Adaptable to a fast moving and changing environment
  • Able to implement best practice improvements to a fast-growing company
  • Deadline driven with excellent time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Must take a hands on approach
  • Proactive and positive attitude

Desirable but not a prerequisite:

  • Have worked within retail/fashion/ecommerce
  • Experience with standard costing
  • Experience with system change projects
  • Experience with stock, and accompanying import duty and VAT.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 50% discount on all products
  • New open plan office

This Company is an equal opportunities employer

Oh Polly job positions are open to all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.