Dealership Accountant

Recruiter
Chris Eastwood automotive Ltd
Location
Northampton
Salary
£40000 - £45000/annum Pension, Car, Health Care
Posted
06 Jul 2017
Closes
04 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Dealership Accountant 
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- To Work as part of the senior management team to formulate strategies, plans and actions to deliver industry leading profitability
- To lead, motivate and care for the Accounts and Sales Administration team
- To safeguard the assets of the company at all times by ensuring that the Accounts and Sales Administration team are competent in their roles, understand their responsibilities and follow the procedures set down by the Group
- Monthly preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and Cutol management accounts
- Preparation of monthly management accounts review, action plans and follow up
- Prepare manufacturer composite submissions to the highest standard
- Set up the monthly Cutol DOC forecast template and review daily, feeding back to Line Managers and the Head of Business
- Support the Head of Business and Line Managers on a weekly basis prepare the DOC forecast for submission to the Directors
- Prepare the weekly forecast dashboard and commentary for the Head of Business and Directors
- Monthly debtor / creditor reviews with the Head of Business
- Review and sign off monthly payment runs for the PL and Salaries
- Prepare full quarterly balance sheet reviews with the Finance Director and / or Head of Business
- Preparation of annual budgets
- 2 x Weekly review of outstanding cash and vehicle debtors
- Ensure weekly WIP reviews take place
- Weekly General Sales Ledger reviews to ensure overage debt is chased
- Ensure that CDK end of day reports are reviewed and actioned daily
- To support the Group Payroll Administrator as required
- Provide Group Finance Director with daily bank and funding data
- Represent Accounts and Sales Admin at weekly WOC meeting
- Prepare quarterly VAT returns
- Help prepare P11D and other statutory returns
- Audit preparation and management of annual audit

Vehicle Accounting Responsibilities

- Ensure the integrity of Vehicle Stock Books and vehicle accounting in line with WMG policies
- Maintain the Demo Write Down Matrix
- Set up Pre-reg write down matrices as required
- Reconciliation of Manufacturer bonuses
- Vehicle funding reconciliations – ensure completed on a 2 X weekly basis by SSA
- Ensure the correct coding of all demo, pre-reg, and wholesale invoices to the correct PL accounts
- Manage the members of the Sales Administration team based in the joint office
- Co-ordinate monthly vehicle stock takes and full reconciliations against book stock and funding plans

ONLY CANDIDATES WITH PREVIOUS MOTOR RETAIL EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION