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Junior Retail Accountant

Posted 12 Jul 2024
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2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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ABOUT THE BRAND

At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future.”

Always contemporary and forward-looking, the House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld.

We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name on its door and we strive to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day, with the utmost joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a highly diverse and driven team of KARL family members that hail from over 50 countries. Together, we aim to create meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s & Men's ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, swimwear and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more, are developed with best-in-class licensing partners.

We connect with our consumers on multiple levels, ensuring that our online and offline approach goes hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners, and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store, which reaches 96 countries. Our digital channels currently represent more than 30% of our overall full-price business.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. At KARL LAGERFELD we’re committed to working toward the highest standards of sustainability and integrity across all areas of our business,. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member of the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.

THE ROLE

Are you interested in working for a fast-growing international retail company?

As our Junior Retail Accountant, you will be part of a diverse and ambitious organization operating in a highly competitive and dynamic market. You will oversee financial data sets, participate in month-end close activities, and manage daily accounting tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate month-end closing for at least 2 entities, including a mix of full-price stores, outlets, and concessions.
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded.
  • Perform monthly reporting and balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and reporting schedules.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements.
  • Provide support during audits.
  • Maintain reporting and compliance calendars to ensure timely and accurate reporting; liaise with key stakeholders.
  • Handle monthly/quarterly VAT declarations.
  • Manage payroll, cash, and bank bookings and reconciliations.
  • Review weekly payments (e.g., accounts payable).
  • Create and maintain documentation for processes and procedures related to accounting workflows; maintain source documentation.
  • Participate in other ad hoc projects, analyses, and assignments as needed to support the goals of the Finance and Accounting department.

The Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business, with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and GAAP.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience in the retail sector is a plus
  • Experience with internal controls is a plus
  • Proactive, flexible, and hands-on attitude.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and meeting strict deadlines.
  • Fluent in English.

Why #TEAMKARL? (HQ)

  • Learning and development courses/training
  • Opportunity to make an impact
  • Remote working arrangements
  • Relocation Package
  • Bonus holidays
  • Working in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Brand discounts
  • And exclusive sample sales only for #TEAMKARL

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional…


Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.

KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America. In 2018, it launched the KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collection — designed with model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber — which was the company’s largest collaborative project to date.

KARL LAGERFELD’s expanding network includes over 100 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.

Retail
Amsterdam
125 employees