General Accountant

Recruiter
Inchcape Retail Limited
Location
Merseyside, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1258446690
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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