Dealership Management Accountant

Automotive Recruitment Consultants
Lincoln, UK
12 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Dealership Management Accountant - Lincoln
  • Excellent Basic Salary - negotiable
  • High level of responsibility
  • Working closely with the directors
  • Privately owned business
  • Dual franchise


We are looking for a Management Accountant to run the Finance function of the business, reporting to the Directors and assisting them by being able to add controls, procedures and guidance on how to push the business forward from a Financial perspective.

The role will involve being hands on in management of daily, weekly, monthly and annual reporting. Cash flow management and forecasting, implementing procedures and controls around accounting and managing transactional elements such as VAT, Tax and other operational elements.


This role requires someone with drive and energy who is looking for an opportunity to add huge amounts of value to the business.

You must be experienced in a similar role and be hands on in managing a Finance department from the ground up.

As part of the Senior Management Team, you will be pivotal in driving the business forward.

About you:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or QBE
  • Eexperienced in the motor trade with multi-franchise
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar position
  • Kerridge and or CDK/ ADP experience
  • Hands on and prepared to roll your sleeves up.
  • Proven track record of performance reporting and producing management and statutory financial statements.
  • Advanced Excel user and proficient in other MS Office products.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with excellent system skills.
  • Good staff management skills

Primary responsibilities:
  • Reporting directly to the Group MD, managing the finance team - ensuring accuracy and completeness of all day to day processing
  • Build strong working relationships to ensure continuous improvement of financial processes and communication
  • Help identify areas of potential profit improvement and cost reduction through robust financial analysis
  • Maintain and review current KPI trends across the Group
  • Provide up to date Financial Analysis of Sales and after sales Bonus programmes
  • Provide up to date Financial Analysis for Group rebates earned in conjunction with the Group Operations team
  • Set up compliance and risk management routines to test the robustness of the financial control of the Group
  • Governance responsibility for Internal Financial Audits process and frequency
  • Manage VAT, PAYE and other relevant taxes
  • Ensure Group credit limits are reviewed and set without financial risk
  • Continuous Working Capital Reviews and Reporting (Stock, Debtors, Cash)
  • Build high level relationships with Bank, Finance Suppliers
  • Be the lead contact with the Company's external Auditors
  • Presentation of Financials at Senior Management Meetings

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