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Financial Auditor - Finance

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Date: 12-Jan-2019

Location: Watford, Greater London, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as and in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2018, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 4000 shops and 249,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Job Summary

Based in out Watford Home Office, this position is focussed on supporting the wider TJXE business with an aim to improving compliance in the TJXE control environment and mitigating the risk of material misstatement in the published financials.


Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in scoping activities to identify key risk areas for audit.
  • Where appropriate, design tailored procedures and execute audit projects in an efficient manner.
  • Identify relevant, scalable recommendations based on both reportable and non-reportable audit findings
  • Own the communication of audit findings and recommendations to members of the European and Corporate SLT.
  • Deliver high quality audit reports (clear, concise, insightful).
  • On larger projects, direct daily activities of assigned auditors, monitor work progress, provide guidance and adjust assignments as necessary.
  • Inform the Audit Manager of audit progress and potential time constraints on a regular basis.
  • Perform controls testing and substantive audit work to a standard that may be relied upon by the external auditors for the statutory financial audit.
  • Perform audits of PCs, CDCs and Outside Storage facilities in partnership with Loss Prevention and Distribution as required.
  • Promote the off-price concept by recommending changes to audit department processes and policies where appropriate.
  • Participate in and contribute to the training of auditors in Europe, US and Canada.
  • Support and guide the business through the implementation of key IT systems.
  • Perform year-end physical inventories.


Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • ACA, ACCA, CISA or equivalent qualification is required plus 1 year PQE.
  • 3 years of experience in a Big Four public accounting firm desirable.
  • Very good knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle is advantageous.
  • This position involves 10% - 40% travel, including international travel.
  • Strong understanding of internal controls testing, experience of Sarbanes-Oxley is desirable.
  • Excellent communication, computer, and written skills a must.
  • Excellent project management skills required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in German or Polish is advantageous.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with all levels of an organisation.
  • Experience performing IT audits is not essential but would be a bonus.



What's In It For You?

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger, and be part of our future. Apply now.

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