Financial Accountant

10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

At Bestway, we’re best known for being the UK’s largest independent food and drinks wholesaler. Bestway Group is a huge multinational with interests in banking, cement, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Not bad for what began as a small food store in West London in the 1960s. Today, Bestway Group trades from 63 warehouses under the Bestway and Batleys names and enjoys an 18% market share in the grocery wholesale sector.

In order to support future growth and the achievement of sales, margin and commercial objectives, Bestway Wholesale is expanding its finance team and is currently looking to recruit two Financial Accountants.

Role number one will provide a unique chance to gain exposure at the highest level, you'll be the essential link between the COO, Finance, Commercial Finance and Group Finance keeping the Wholesale COO up to date with performance and strategic development in each business. Cash flow, performance monitoring, benchmarking, management accounting, budgeting and forecasting, you'll take on a full mix of financial responsibilities across our wholesale businesses in a varied and high profile role. A vital presence at Executive meetings, you'll ensure all resulting actions are completed. In short, thanks to you, our financial capabilities will go from strength to strength, enabling our businesses to do the same.

Role number two will provide an opportunity to play a significant part in the understanding and development of the current systems. You should be thinking of ways to improve the quality of current processes and reporting, create efficient and meaningful reporting and adding value to the finance department and the business as a whole. You will take ownership of the accounting, review, and meaningful reporting of Gross Profit across all entities within Bestway Wholesale Group in particular all 62 depots. This role provides exposure to many areas in addition to the main duties and responsibilities outlined including getting involved in on going projects.

To take on either of these exciting and rare challenges, you’ll be an ACA qualified accountant with an audit background and some experience of the FMCG sector. An excellent communicator, you’ll also be incisive, with the ability to dig into and question the detail. Naturally, you’ll have strong leadership skills and be a big picture thinker who can coordinate on group / month end reporting. Meticulous and more than capable of working under pressure, skilfully managing a varied workload will be second nature to you. And you’ll have knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP too.

At Bestway, we’re passionate about meeting our customers’ needs and working as a team to grow our business. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make a huge impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, you could be the sort of Financial Accountant we’re looking for.

For both roles, we offer an attractive benefits package including a salary commensurate with experience, annual leave, contributory pension, private healthcare, free on-site parking, free on-site gym and a Bestway Wholesale membership card allowing you to shop at all of our sites.

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