Finance – Management Accounts Intern

Pernod Ricard UK
16th November 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industrial Placement
Job Reference


We are part of the Pernod Ricard Group – co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry. We are proud to hold one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector, including 19 brands among the top 100 worldwide!

Our key brands include Absolut, Havana Club, Malibu, Lamb’s, Kahlúa, Monkey 47, Plymouth Gin, Chivas, Jameson, The Glenlivet, Martell, Perrier-Jouët, G.H. Mumm, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Jacob’s Creek. We are responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of these premium spirits, wines and champagnes in the UK.

We’re looking to recruit a number of undergraduates with flair and motivation to join our bright futures programme, offering you a huge amount of invaluable business experience. You will have the chance to work for a world-class organisation, with world class recognisable brands in a highly exciting and fun industry.

You’ll work collaboratively with your line manager to set objectives at the beginning of the placement, which focus on business needs as well as your professional development. Your line manager will support you during your placement and will review your progress and development on a regular basis.

A successful placement may lead to a graduate offer – Time to impress!

Finance Placement, Management Accounts Intern

What’s your role?

To assist the finance accounting team in providing support for its internal reporting requirements and statutory obligations.

What can you expect?

Here are just some of the things you can expect to get involved in:

• Supporting the financial reporting processes – e.g. preparing Structure Cost reports for the company (including conducting variance analysis versus prior year and budget); inputting into the cash forecasting process.
• Conducting key internal controls – e.g. Balance sheet reconciliation, maintaining the fixed assets register, preparing schedules for the external audit, coordinating the annual internal controls questionnaire.
• Preparing reports to fulfil our statutory reporting obligations – e.g. VAT return, PSA submission, company accounts.
• Monitoring the service level agreements and KPIs of our 3rd party Accounts Payable function.
• Supporting ad-hoc projects the finance accounting team is working on.

What’s in it for you?

Finance is at the heart of any business and this placement will provide an insight into how a finance department operates and its wider role in an organisation. You’ll build strong skills in excel and financial systems (such as JDE) and get an insight into the financial reporting, tax and internal controls of a large organisation. You’ll also get the chance to attend some of our fantastic corporate events to fully immerse yourself in our desirable brands. In return we’re looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, ambitious individual with great interpersonal skills.

What do we require?

Applicants must:

• Be studying a recognised sandwich undergraduate degree
• Be studying a Finance undergraduate degree, or a Business Management undergraduate degree with a strong interest in Finance
• Be on track to achieve 2:1 or above
• Have a minimum of 300 UCAS points over three subjects at A Level (or equivalent)
• Have eligibility to unrestrictedly work and live in the UK for the duration of the placement
• Be available to work for 13 months (to cover the start and end of our financial year, a key time for the Finance team!)

Placements will commence in July 2019 for successful candidates, and will be based in our West London offices in Chiswick. Current salary is £16,000 per annum, with 25 days holiday plus additional benefits.

The question is… Have you got the bottle?

If you think you have what it takes to kick start your bright future with Pernod Ricard UK, please visit and submit your CV and contact details.

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