Brand Accountant - Motor Trade

Recruiter
Jenson Fisher Consulting Ltd
Location
North Ockendon
Posted
15 May 2018
Closes
18 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a leading and successful motor dealership network, operating over 30 sites across London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, on behalf of the industry's biggest manufacturers.

With a turnover in-excess of £500M and over 780 staff, they now seek a dynamic Brand Accountant, to manage key brands within their portfolio and work closely with the Sales Directors to steer and guide them with respect to financial control, strategy and management. Based in their Essex headquarters, the role reports to the Financial Controller.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of brands totalling, circa 14 sites
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation in full - Printed, filed, available for inspection.
  • GP Reconciliation
  • Management Accounts/Cutol generation
  • Accruals & Prepayments
  • Statistical Input
  • Composites
  • Bonus Accounting
  • Labour CoS
  • Parts Stock Reconciliation & provision
  • Labour WIP - provided weekly
  • Electric car grant reconciliation
  • Warranty Reconciliations
  • Budget Preparation
  • Franchise Specific Purchase Ledger (5)
  • Quarterly Forecast Preparation
  • Monthly Used Car Stock Take
  • Brand Head & Franchise Relationship Management

Skills

  • Excellent communications skills - confident and comfortable discussing complex accounting issues with both their accounting colleagues/subordinates and sales operational staff.
  • A natural leader and manager of staff
  • Able to present and contribute at Board level
  • A thorough understanding of motor trade accounting.
  • Self-motivated, able to work with the minimum of supervision.
  • A team player committed to deliver their responsibilities and the commitments of the entire accounting team.
  • Currently studying or finalist level CIMA (pref) or ACCA
  • Competent with Excel (VLookup & Pivot Tables)

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