Cash Reconciliations Project Lead

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: 9:30-5:30

Contract Type: Interim (6 month FTC)

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Cash Reconciliations Project Lead


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.


The Role

Taking on a challenging 6 month project of reviewing the company’s existing bank, cash and other balance sheet reconciliations with a view of standardising these across to board, finding efficiencies and implementing best practice to ensure that efficiencies and accuracy are at the forefront of ways of working.

Allocate and monitor the progress of team tasks. Provide mentoring, coaching and training to the team to bring them up to speed with new procedures.  Champion procedure enhancements to negate future repetition. 

Build and maintain stakeholder relations within the wider operations department and business. Effective use of information systems that are relevant to the role, raise system issues and suggest improvements. 

The Team

The Operational Finance team part of a wider Finance department headed up by the Financial Director who reports in the Chief Operating Officer.  The team consists of Financial Accountants, Accounts Payable and Cash Management.

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for

The Person

Perfect for someone who is incredibly switched on and articulate, with impeccable communication skills. A person who provides a high-quality of work, with a proactive attitude.  Ability to shape and mould the position and grow with the business. Used to working in a large matrix environment.

Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience in multi-currency bank and cash reconciliation in similar industry
  • Excellent organisational and communicational skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient using Oracle, Microsoft Excel and experience with SAP Systems
  • ACCA, AAT or IOC Part Qualified
  • A people person, energetic and leads by example
  • Used to high volume, annual and monthly billing


If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events

 WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:

  • 50% staff discount
  • Pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Season ticket loan
  • Ride to work scheme
  • On-site gym
  • On-site staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Giver Island
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