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INTERIM 1 YEAR CONTRACT TO START: AUGUST 2024 - **Closing date updated to 29th May**

About us

We’re The Very Group and we're here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That's why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We're just as passionate about helping our people to get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

Our Finance team at The Very Group provides the business with all its general accounting, financial reporting, payroll, treasury, and tax obligations, that gives our stakeholders confidence in our financial controls and delivers sustainable cash flow, analysis, insight, and support in all aspects of financial management. This team partners closely with Irish teammates and UK based Group teams to ensure we deliver on positive outcomes for our customers, people, community, and shareholders.


About the role

This role would be perfect for candidates with strong financial reporting experience and Practice background, actively seeking to move into role within Industry.

This role is a maternity leave cover for 1-year, starting from August 2024, and it is a brilliant opportunity to take on a role that is broad and varied, with lots of exposure to all aspects of accounting and reporting in a complex, and fast-paced Retail & Financial Services environment.

During this time, you will prepare monthly management accounts and packs and provide quarterly reporting to our Irish Board, external and Group interests. You will lead or participate in any internal or external audits. Responsible for Treasury, this will involve providing weekly cashflow analysis for the Irish company, in addition to banking payments and securitization reporting.

Plus, you will prepare and submit bi-monthly VAT returns, corporation tax returns and post-Brexit customs tax compliance. You’ll also lean in and support the business areas with general budgeting and forecasting, cost management, and any ad-hoc reporting or analysis projects that are always on the go.

About You

You'll be a qualified Accountant, ideally with demonstrable experience of accounts preparation, analysis, and reconciliation. You'll have strong Excel skills and are comfortable working with Sage 50, or equivalent. You will have a performance-driven mindset, with excellent analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills. You will be inquisitive, with effective critical thinking skills to drive continuous improvement. And you will work in an nimble way, responsive to deadlines, without comprising on attention to detail and accuracy.


Great team culture with flexibility to work hybridly, dividing the week between home, and contemporary office space with free parking; competitive salary; 30 days annual leave; and a brilliant employee discount that will have you shopping all our wonderful brands!

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