Controller – Finance – Czech Republic

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Lush

Monthly Salary 45k – 65k CZK 

Diversify our future 

We are building a brand that represents the people of the world. It’s what you do that counts, and we are always looking to expand perspectives and voices to shape our future. 

We see you, we celebrate you, we want you!

Who we are

You might know us as the inventors of the bath bomb, but there’s more to this great-smelling, partly employee-owned, family-run company than pioneering cosmetics. We believe our business should put more back into the world than it takes and demonstrate that capitalism can be a force for good. We put our people first and fight cruel practices like animal testing, promote regeneration, and show that it is what’s inside that counts – whether that’s an ingredient in a product, or the minerals in a smartphone. 

The team and role

Lush Czech is a very successful, soon to be 3 shop market, with all stores currently in Prague and also forms part of the progressive CEE network which includes Hungary and Poland. Lush Czech prides itself on running for the most part as an independent market and has a very small support team based at our offices in Prague. This model brings you opportunities to collaborate with many people within the larger group, allowing you to share your own ideas to build the community and collaborate with managers in other markets to expand our core business.

As Junior controller, you will be:

Responsible for the preparation of the monthly management accounts, including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow. 
Detailed variance analysis and thorough commentary to support the monthly numbers.
Assist the External accountants with:

  • Reviewing invoices and authorizing payments
  • Intercompany recharges and reconciliations
  • Validating shop and website sales against internal BI tool for monthly sales booking
  • Provide key statements to external accountants for reconciliation purposes.
  • Accruals review
  • Working alongside the Regional Finance Business Partner you will assist with:
  • Budgeting and quarterly reforecasting
  • Target setting and bonus calculations for the shops
  • Analysis of key business drivers including Visitors, Conversion and Average sale.
  • Sales mix and cost of goods analysis 
  • Staff costs analysis
  • Supporting shop managers with recruitment
  • Product forecasting both seasonal and all year round.
  • You will oversee weekly and monthly sales reporting for both local management and into group headquarters. 
  • Active participation and support in the development and implementation of the local Business Plans, in order to secure local financial and strategic objectives.
  • Analyses and acts on financial information so that corrective action is taken in order to meet financial objectives.
  • Communication of financial information in order to ensure business understanding throughout the organization.
  • Implementing and maintaining financial and administrative policies and to ensure sound internal controls.
  • Act as a liaison between the local shop and external HR/Payroll advisor.
  • Skills and experience:

  • You have a business degree with a focus on “Finance & Controlling” or equivalent and relevant professional qualifications CPA or ACCA.
  • You have 3-5 years of professional experience in accounting and controlling, preferably within a retail environment.
  • Experience with Czech GAAP
  • Experience with computerized accounting programmes and Business Intelligence software is a plus.
  • You are an Excel professional and are otherwise open to new tools and technologies
  • You have a strong hands-on mentality to ensure tasks are completed to the highest standard, think commercially, and do not lose sight of the bigger picture
  • You have the flexibility to work in a reactive and ever-changing business environment, thriving on the opportunity to work autonomously and in support of the local leadership team
  • You are an excellent communicator who is able to articulate a view and effect change within a collective group environment
  • Proficiency in English and Czech, with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • What’s it like working for Lush

    People are at the heart of our business. We want you to enjoy and challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know, so we’ve created a culture where your job description is a starting point, not an end goal. Our working style is flexible, fluid, supportive, and authentic – if you’ve got the drive to push yourself and try different things, you will have our support.

    Employee benefits:

  • Access to group bonus scheme; up to 15% annually
  • 50% employee discount on Lush products and Lush spa treatments
  • Meaningful training and further education measures
  • Flexible working hours and the option for part time home office
  • 25 vacation days plus special leave for birthdays on a weekday
  • International work environment
  • Multisport card
  • To apply for this job please visit cz.talent.com.