Burberry Limited - Hong Kong

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE
  • This position is to provide accounting service and issue solution under procurement to payment function (PTP) for Burberry Japan K.K.
  • Performing accurate and timely recognition of accounts payable on office and store related expenses, employee expenses claims and reconciliation of the related accounts.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • First contact point for all departments regarding Accounts Payable (Non-trade payable, Employee payable) as well as enquiries on payments  
  • Responsible for invoice processing (including 3rd party vendors and inter-company) 
  • Follow up exceptional scenario with business department and vendor to ensure full compliance with company policy and timely payment.
  • Review and process employee expense claims to ensure compliance with internal Travel & Expense Policy
  • Direct buyer to global procurement for Ariba related buying question on Purchase order creation. 
  • Liaise with vendors and performing vendor statement reconciliation and vendor master maintenance.
  • Guide buyers on new intercompany policy implementation and eligibility and collect enough documents for intercompany cross charge if applicable for posting. 
  • Assist with the financial closing and prepare month-end reconciliations & schedule.
  • Support internal/external accounting audit, tax audit & stock takes
  • Fund request to UK treasury team and reports to local banks
  • Assist in any ad-hoc assignments and system implementation as required 
  • Handle general filing and administration work
PERSONAL PROFILE
  • University degree or adequate education preferable in accounting or business.
  • Accounting & tax background with hands-on experience of 5 years minimum.
  • Fluent written and Japanese-speaking skills capability to communicate to Burberry Japan office and store team.  
  • Fluent English written and speaking capability. (TOEIC 750 over)
  • Good experience and knowledge of SAP.
  • Knowledge of International Financial reporting standard & Japanese GAAP. & indirect tax knowledge.
  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools.
  • Strong understanding of accounting relevant processes.
  • Mature & responsible, Good communicator and team player, capable of working independently and proactively.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details, well organized & highly systematic 
  • Passion for fashion industry and retail experience preferred.
  • Flexible to changes and continuous effort for improvements.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS

The main stakeholders/customers to be dealt with:

  • Internal
    • Local & overseas suppliers / vendors
    • Tax consultants & Public accountants
    • Local banks
  • External
    • UK Global Finance, UK Procurement & HK Financial Shared Services
    • Superiors
    • All local departments including Burberry stores

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.