Full time Permanent in Accounting & Auditing

Job Detail

  • Job ID 20197
  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 3 - 4 Years or +
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree

Job Description


Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


  • The role is responsible for delivering accurate and timely accounting and reporting for property leases and associated costs for the in-scope territories in accordance with the Group Policies, IFRS and local GAAP requirements. In addition to relevant technical accounting expertise, this position requires the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of finance and non-finance colleagues.


This role is responsible for managing Burberry’s reporting of leases under IFRS 16 across Asia Pacific.

  • Working closely with Regional Finance, Legal and Property teams to prepare assessments of new and amended leases
  • Work with legal team and on existing lease database e.g. lease on holdover, status of lease extract, lease accounting judgement form, CoStar update
  • Prepare the lease tracker material for lease tracker meeting
  • Organize the monthly lease tracker meeting
  • Preparation of accounting Judgment form for new and amended leases based on the Lease Extract from legal and Investment Appraisal Model
  • Work with regional finance team on the unclear lease accounting treatment based on IFRS 16 lease standard
  • Review accounting schedules in Costar system for new and amended leases
  • Supporting the end to end process of lease accounting


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or equivalent
  • Professional accounting qualification/almost qualified status is essential i.e. ACA, ACCA, CPA or similar
  • SAP working experience and knowledge and Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) tool for Record to Report is essential
  • Strong accounting and leadership experience with at least 4 years working in Accounting and Shared Services environment in Record to Report area
  • Previous experience with IFRS 16 Lease Accounting in audit or multinational environment is highly preferred
  • Ability to review and understand lease contracts
  • Ability to work effectively with people across different functions
  • Retail luxury fashion industry experience preferred
  • Attention to details, good working attitude, well-organized, good communication skill, teamwork spirit, deadline driven, and customer services oriented
  • Good command of both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • PC literacy, especially excellent knowledge in Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Accounting or audit role within a large, listed, multinational company is a plus
  • Excellent technical skills including solid understanding and awareness of IFRS 16 & IAS 17
  • Has track record and appetite for delivering continuous improvement. Able to generate commitment to change amongst own team
  • Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers
  • Has built strong and sustainable relationships with a range of external stakeholders and influenced them effectively. Can provide evidence of working collaboratively with peers
  • Thinks conceptually and identifies and addresses future challenges and opportunities sometimes in an ambiguous environment. Needs to be comfortable in dealing with the numbers
  • Has track record and appetite for delivering continuous improvement. Can provide examples of having led local changes as a means of reflecting strategic-level changes. Able to generate commitment to change amongst own team

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.