Management Accountant

Burnley, UK
22 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Exertis is one of Europe's largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers. We partner with 350 global technology brands and over 14,000 resellers, e-commerce operators and retailers across Europe. Exertis has a multi-billion-pound turnover and employs circa 2,000 people.

The business is currently going through an exciting period of change and expansion that includes the optimization of a new state of the art distribution centre near to Burnley, the replacement of its existing Oracle ERP system (and multiple legacy systems) with SAP and organic growth as well as acquisitions.

Exertis is part of DCC plc, a FTSE 100 company, specialising in international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services, employing over 9,500 people worldwide with an annual turnover of in excess of £14.26 billion. Being part of DCC provides Exertis with financial strength and the ability to continually invest in bringing new services to the market.

The Position

Reporting into the Assistant Financial Controller, the primary function of the role is to work closely with the business to help deliver and improve accurate, timely and insightful financial reporting information in a fast-paced environment and to maintain financial control.

Key Accountabilities
  • Preparing & posting month end journals
  • Assist with monthly GP reporting
  • Assist with weekly reporting of KPIs to FP&A
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to review working capital drivers
  • Reconciliations of consignment stock across multiple international locations
  • Track rebates and internal SPI charges and review these with internal stakeholders
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner
  • Driving and supporting continuous improvement of finance team processes
  • Ensuring that accounting entries processed adhere to all internal controls and Exertis/DCC accounting policies
  • Management of financial mailbox requests

Standards of Performance/KPIs
  • Ability to get up to speed with the existing processes and development of new processes within the SAP system
  • Support the Assistant Financial Controller to deliver operational finance requirements.
  • Produce consistently accurate and timely financial information internally and externally
  • Contribution to the internal customer satisfaction performance of the Finance Team.
  • Build and improve the quality and insightfulness of balance sheet reconciliations to be evidenced via senior management feedback.
  • Flexible to take on additional operational/project related tasks on an ad-hoc basis

Key Competencies
  • Action Oriented
  • Drives Results
  • Collaborative Approach
  • Financial Acumen
  • Interpersonal Savvy

Person Specification
  • Newly/Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA, study support provided to complete professional accounting qualification
  • First or Upper Second-Class degree in a relevant discipline, Finance / Accounting / Business Management preferred
  • Experience of working within a finance function previously
  • Microsoft package literate - particularly Excel, critically able to deal with high volumes of complex data
  • Attention to detail - to ensure accurate calculations, system setups, documentation and overall reconciliations
  • Commercially aware - ability to understand, support & respond to requests from other parts of the business in terms of financial postings
  • Organised self-starter - ability to plan & prioritise one's own workload and to work independently to deliver results
  • Ability to improve processes driving control and quality improvements
  • Excellent communication and team participation skills
  • Experience of using a major ERP package, SAP a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct.

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