Group Accountant - Motor Trade

Recruiter
Personnel Group
Location
Lincoln, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1255191883
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We currently require a Group Accountant for a motor trade franchise group based in the Lincoln area.

The company first opened its doors 60 years ago with as a small workshop and has expanded to a thriving motor group who have invested over a £1 million into a new dealership. With over 50 staff and looking to expand again, this is an exciting time to join a thriving company.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the existing finance team - ensuring accuracy and completeness of all day to day processing
  • Reporting directly to the Group MD
  • To build strong working relationships to ensure continuous improvement of financial processes and communication
  • Through robust financial analysis help identify areas of potential profit improvement and cost reduction
  • To maintain and review current KPI trends across the Group
  • To provide up to date Financial Analysis of Sales and after sales Bonus programmes
  • To 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 financial control of the Group
  • Governance responsibility for Internal Financial Audits process and frequency
  • Bring a proven track record in Group and site cash management, financial reporting and systems development
  • 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

Requirements:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or QBE
  • Ideally will be experienced in the motor trade and understands multi-franchise and brand but is not essential
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar position
  • Desirably would have 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

Apply now with an updated CV. If we do not get a reply in 72 hours please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. We may still contact you in the near future for similar positions.

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