Accountant

Recruiter
Lookers
Location
Tonbridge
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
17 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

There has never been a more exciting time to become part of Lookers. We are proud to have recently been voted one of the UK's Top Employers and looking after both our people and our customers is at the heart of everything we do.

About the role

You will be responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative activities across the brand and will also be providing robust and accurate financial reports.

You will ensure that management accounts are submitted accurately and to the specified deadlines. Review final accounts and highlight variances from budget with management team and support management in specific investigations into departmental management accounts. You will also ensure the production of all statutory information accurately and to the specified deadlines

In addition to this, you will oversee and manage the cash flow and Treasury requirements of the business and produce reports, as required, for management. Assist in developing annual business plans and producing capital project proposals, advise colleagues on business forecasts and the financial impact of management decisions on the business.

You will maintain standards of performance and conduct, dealing with lapses in line with company policy and directives and ensure all aspects of company IT infrastructure is maintained and fully functioning.

About you

  • An experienced Accountant with relevant qualifications
  • Experience in working with Kerridge is desirable
  • Prior experience in Motor Trade accounting is essential
  • Discretion with confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Conscientious and demonstrates a high attention to detail while maintaining accurate records
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle conflicting demands, and schedule work appropriately
  • As this position is extremely demanding you should be enthusiastic, flexible, committed and able to work on your own initiative

Why us...?

In recognition of the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people we have recently introduced a new and improved industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, critical illness cover after 2 years, one year fully paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and high earning potential through commission or bonus.

As well as working with a great bunch of people you can also benefit from ongoing development with investment in specific brand and management training and the opportunity of a long term career path with one of the UK's Top Employers 2017.

If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.