Assistant Accountant

Inchcape Retail Limited
Liverpool, UK
18 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Accountant - Inchcape Finance Centre, Liverpool

This is full time position working 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Purpose of the role

The Assistant Accountant will support the financial integrity of the Balance Sheet, using efficient and effective accounting and reporting processes.

Job Role and 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.

* Preparation of relevant GL and Sub-Ledger Balance Sheet reconciliations and reviews

* Comply with all policies and processes ensuring adherence to the Minimum Control Framework; act as a point of contact for internal and external audit requirements

* Full accountability and ownership of any allocated Franchise specific balance sheet accounts e.g. bonus debtor, vehicle funding

* Responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the Franchise P&L

* Full Accountability and ownership of investigating & resolving internal / external Customer / Supplier issues

Skills and Experience Required

Customer Focus

* Ability to manage a range of external and internal customer requirements, some of which may be conflicting, with integrity and professionalism

* Maintaining a strong relationship with any OEM contacts, recognising the dynamics of the relationship

* Strong communication skills, able to delegate effectively, prioritise requests and workload

Operational Focus

* Able to organise and manage your own workload to consistently deliver to deadlines and work to high standards.

* Conscientious, with an ability to delve into detail

* Responsibility for ensuring that any Franchise specific accounting is consistent with all other Franchises

Business Focus

* Understand the importance of fostering partnerships and good working relationships with stakeholders and internal customers

* Part qualified accountant (AAT/CIMA/ACA/ACCA

* Ability to maintain professional integrity even under pressure, understanding when to escalate


People Focus

* Responsible for your own development

* Contributes to creating a positive, achieving, rewarding working environment

* Sets an example with high levels of personal integrity, always 'doing the right thing'

Revenue/Finance Focus

* 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

Inchcape Colleague Benefits

You 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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