Cash Management Assistant

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: Permanent

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Cash Management Assistant

WE’RE GOING PLACES….

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. 

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS…

Working in a busy multi-currency Cash, Sales & banking Department your role will be to challenge, identify and provide solutions and opportunity for finance process improvement which will drive the efficiency of the business.

Your key tasks will be to ensure the reconciliation and reporting on bank account and cash balances are completed weekly. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensure all daily/weekly Bank reconciliations are completed for our Omni-channel business. (Cash , Credit Card, Change Orders, online sales )
  • Complete daily/weekly cash forecast reports for our treasury Dept
  • Deal with various Banks and currencies, maintaining banking relationships
  • Reporting and management of all aspects of cash shrinkage
  • Monthly reconciliations of clearing accounts
  • Investigating Cash discrepancies each week with store managers
  • Deal with various cash couriers in different countries
  • Review Reconciliations with Line Manager each month to explain any variances
  • 3rd party gift voucher reconciliation and redemption
  • Processing Company T&E claims each week, ensuring VAT is calculated correctly
  • Ensure compliance with current accounting standards and internal procedures are followed
  • Loading gift cards and sending out customer Service letters as required
  • Posting Journals for period end deadlines
  • Various ad hoc cash office procedures – counting/banking cash weekly
  • Analyzing spend and costs on various services
  • Be part of the testing and delivery of a new automated reconciliation tool for the business
  • Be part of the team to deliver a new T&E system to our business

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

Suitable candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of bank reconciliations
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Good organisational and team working skills. 
  • Accurate and conscientious
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills 

IT NEVER GETS BORING…

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
  • Season ticket loan
  • On-site gym membership
  • On-site discounted staff shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking

At River Island we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our employees regardless of age or job role. We will fulfil our obligation under the Prevent duty which seeks to stop extremism and extremist views from materialising in our business. We promote and encourage the belief in British Values- including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. To find out more, please visit www.gov.uk

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