General Accountant

Inchcape Retail Limited
Merseyside, UK
13 Sep 2019
21 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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