General Accountant

Inchcape UK
Liverpool, UK
20 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
General Accountant - Inchcape Finance Centre, Liverpool
This is full time position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Purpose of the Role

The General Accountant, supported by the Assistant Accountant(s) will ensure the financial integrity of the non-OEM Balance Sheet, ensuring efficient and effective accounting and reporting processes.

Job Role & Responsibilities
  • Responsibility for the efficient, accurate and timely accounting for financial transactions, including the production of routine month-end reports ensuring compliance with applicable accounting, tax, legislative and other regulatory standards
  • Sign off of relevant GL and Sub-Ledger Balance Sheet reconciliations and reviews
  • Ensure all policies and processes adhere to the Minimum Control Framework; act as a key point of contact for external audit requirements
  • Resolve internal and external stakeholder queries in a timely manner
  • Motivate and develop the team, fostering an attitude of continuous improvement

Skills & Experience Required
  • Ability to manage a range of external and internal customer requirements, some of which may be conflicting, with integrity and professionalism
  • Strong communication skills, able to delegate effectively, prioritise requests and workload
  • Able to organise and manage teams to consistently deliver to deadlines and work to high standards
  • Conscientious, with an ability to delve into detail
  • Up to date with technical accounting matters
  • Skilled at fostering partnerships and good working relationships with stakeholders and internal customers
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
  • Ability to maintain financial control and professional integrity even under pressure
  • Encourages development and progression of teams
  • Contributes to creating a positive, achieving, rewarding working environment
  • Sets an example with high levels of personal integrity, always 'doing the right thing'
  • Operates with a strong sense of financial control; embeds a culture of ownership and accountability
  • Actively seeks to deliver a better level of service through continuous improvement

Style & Culture Fit
  • A strong character who can develop productive working relationships, whilst ensuring integrity of the financial accounting
  • Manager who leads by example, balancing Inchcape's commercial needs with the highest levels of professional integrity
  • Straight-forward, able to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues

Inchcape Colleague Benefits

General Accountants will receive a competitive base salary along with great benefits including:
  • 22 days holiday, rising to 25 after 5 years' service
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Discount gym membership
  • Vehicle purchase discount
  • Employee Advantage - retail discounts with over 3000 retailers
  • Cycle to work scheme

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