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Internal Controls Accountant

Do you have prior experience with SOX implementation?

Are you a fully qualified accountant or internal auditor? 

Do you have a good knowledge of control frameworks, risk assessment or the internal audit process? 

Due to the Government's proposal to strengthen the UK's internal controls regime (‘UK SOX'), we are looking for an Internal Controls Accountant to assist with the current controls project to ensure that the Group complies with UK SOX requirements.

You will be responsible for assisting with the establishment, design, and implementation of an effective SOX controls framework, whilst ensuring a strong internal control environment is maintained. 

About you

  • Fully qualified accountant or internal auditor (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, IIA etc.).
  • Prior SOX implementation or testing experience and / or experience as an auditor covering clients that were subject to SOX reporting.
  • Good knowledge of control frameworks, risk management and the internal audit process
  • Strong understanding of accounting standards (IFRS).
  • Proven experience of identifying internal controls risks and implementing controls improvements.
  • Flexible / pragmatic approach with an understanding of how controls are implemented and applied in a commercial retail environment.
  • Self-starter with initiative and drive to challenge status quo.
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal.

About us

We put our customers first and we love what we do

The Watches of Switzerland Group is the largest prestige luxury jewellers and timepieces specialist in the UK with over 140 collective stores. The retail portfolio comprises of brands including Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths. We have mono-brand boutiques in partnership with TAG Heuer, Omega Breitling and Tudor and you will find us at Heathrow airport with representation in Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well as Gatwick North Terminal.

The business began its exciting global expansion in 2017 with the acquisition of Mayors Jewellers – who have Stores across Florida and Georgia and a history dating back to 1910. Following on from this we have opened a Watches of Switzerland Store, Rolex, Breitling and Omega boutiques at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas as well as a Watches of Switzerland Store in Soho, New York, the ground-breaking Hudson Yards Development in Manhatten and Boston.


Here at The Watches of Switzerland Group our benefits include profit related bonus and staff discount. We have internal training and development programmes to nurture you through your career and make the most of your talent. Opportunities are endless!



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Braunstone - Leicester
3 Elland Road, Braunstone, Leicester, London, UK, LE3 1TT
  • Salary:
    Competitive + Benefits
  • Location:
    Braunstone - Leicester
  • Brand for Website:
    Watches of Switzerland Group
  • Contract type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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