Stock Accounting Manager

Robert Walters
14 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

12 month maternity contract with this FTSE listed business based in Milton Keynes.

This will be a varied and challenging role. Managing a small team you will need to:-

  • Deliver process excellence and expertise, period-end technical accounting for stock processes
  • Drive completion of accurate and representative financial statements
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve Stock Accounting processes and outputs

Reporting to the Financial Accounting Controller your role will be varied and challenging and will incorporate:-

  • Deliver appropriate financial control and technical knowledge to ensure the business adhere to Financial regulations, relevant accounting standards and are in line with Group accounting policies
  • To act as a subject matter expert in the stock accounting area and lead team of direct reports
  • Ensure all Stock Balance Sheets are reconciled on a periodic basis and all variances are investigated and explained
  • Ensure accurate and quality data is available for weekly trading stock reporting and business protection reporting/investigations
  • Consistently and regularly review and improve controls around stock accounting
  • Provide support to Gross Margin Accounting Manager on stock revaluation processes
  • Work with Store / Warehouse operations on improving operational stock flow processes and educating Operational colleagues on their impact on stock accounting processes
  • Work closely with IS to mitigate / fix any systems defects / issues impacting financial stock accounting and reporting of Argos stock
  • Proactively engage with Sales / Commercial payments teams in Gross Margin to identify any Polling Failure impacts on stock accounting / reporting
  • Work with Business Protection team to highlight any stock issues potentially leading to loss of physical stock / fraud etc.
  • Deliver budgets and forecasts for Undelivered Sales and Stock to enable management to make decisions based upon the most up to date and accurate views of current and future performance
  • Liaise with Internal and External Stakeholders
  • Areas of responsibility include: Mainline Stock accounting, 2-man Stock accounting, Undelivered Sales and Reinstated orders

To be successful in this role you need to:-

  • Have a Professional Accounting Qualification, (ideally 2yrs+ PQE)
  • Have a technical accountant background with relevant experience
  • Have strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills with ability to quickly learn complex systems infrastructures
  • Confident user of data mining techniques in Excel (desired)

If you are able to commit to a long term contract where you will be employed direct on the Company's payroll and enjoy the company benefits in addition to a competitive salary. Start date is not immediate it will be during the month of May to enable a handover with the current incumbent.

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