Assistant Accountant

Job ID: 3801


Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation.


We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.


We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Boxfresh, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the global licensee for Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the UK.  We also have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.


All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,400 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.


At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:


  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience


To find out more go to or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. 

Reporting to the Assistant Manager - Finance Shared Services, this position is responsible for accounts payable function as well as intercompany reconciliation. 

Key Purpose of the Job: 
Streamline the AP functions by efficient use of SAP and ebanking. 
Prepare SAP vendor vouchers, such as loan, debit and credit note  
Respond to all vendors inquires timely. 
Work closely with branch offices/intercompany in review budget request and fund transfer 
Responsible for bank fund transfer and cashflow forecast. 
Liaising with Group Treasury Department for the fund request and treasury report. 
Responsible for intercompany reconcile, monthly recharge and other FSS function 
Produce month end schedules timely and accurately with follow up actions to clean up any un-reconciled / outstanding items 
Assist in the month end closing, such as posting the provision and amortization 
Work with the brands and branch office for the month end posting 
Work closely with the FSS & FP&A teams for month end closing. 
Work as a main contact to Group and brand finance in terms of inter-company loan, inter-company balance and cashflow forecast. 
Review and approve the claims in Concur 
Responsible for ad hoc assignments as required. 
Degree in Accountancy 
Over 3 years’ experience in AP functions  
Good communication skills 
Good excel skills 
Knowledge in SAP and concur will be an advantage  







This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.                                                               


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