Group Accountant - Motor Trade

Personnel Group
Lincoln, UK
08 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
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

  • 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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