Retail Accountant

Job description


The house of KARL LAGERFELD shares the iconic vision and design aesthetic of its founder, Karl Lagerfeld, fused with a contemporary, forward-looking spirit. The brand celebrates his colossal legacy and breathes his passion, intuition and inexhaustible creativity into the core of its DNA.

The signature KARL LAGERFELD aesthetic combines Parisian classics with a rock-chic attitude and tailored silhouettes. Its portfolio of accessible, aspirational collections includes ready-to-wear for women, men and kids, plus bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewelry.

Driven by consumer engagement, KARL LAGERFELD’s immersive retail experience includes more than 200 monobrand stores worldwide, with key locations in Paris, London, Munich, Moscow, New York, Dubai and Shanghai. The brand further connects with consumers through a premium wholesale distribution network in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries.


As Retail Accountant, you will work in a diverse and ambitious organization, operating in a highly competitive and dynamic market. You will report directly to the Manager Accounting & Control and will be responsible for managing the local accounting processes, reporting, VAT, statutory financial statements and Corporate Income Tax. In this position, you will play a key role in the accounting issues the company faces under local GAAP.



  • Full bookkeeping activities plus complete trial balance ownership of the at least 2 entities (mix of full price stores, outlets and concession)
  • Monthly reporting and specification of figures (including variance analysis);
  • Monthly/Quarterly VAT-declarations;
  • Payroll, cash and bank bookings and reconciliations;
  • Reporting of weekly cash flow and preparation of weekly payments (AP etc.);
  • Assist in the preparation of interim and yearly external audits of assigned entities;
  • Oversee the inventory processes in the ERP system;
  • Provide support in the process related to opening of new stores;
  • Pro-active contribution to the current optimization of the accounting processes;
  • Support and ad-hoc analyses and projects initiated within the Finance team


  • Bachelor degree in accounting, with 3 to 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • Proactive, hands-on mentality;
  • Strong personality and able to communicate;
  • Ambitious and drive to improve;
  • System knowledge, experience in ERP systems and QlikView.
  • Fluent in English
  • Proactive, flexible and hands-on attitude

Please note that if your application is successful we will contact you within three weeks.