Inchcape UK
Liverpool, UK
02 Nov 2019
01 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Franchise Accountant - Inchcape Finance Centre, Liverpool

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

The Franchise Accountant, supported by the Assistant Accountant(s) will ensure the financial integrity of the Franchise Balance Sheet, ensuring efficient and effective accounting and reporting processes.
Main 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 internal and external audit requirements.
  • Full Accountability and ownership of all Franchise specific balance sheet accounts e.g. bonus debtor and 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 e.g. first point of contact for the Franchise Senior Leadership team
  • Motivate and develop the team, fostering an attitude of continuous improvement
Ideal candidate

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 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
  • Accountability for ensuring that any Franchise specific accounting is consistent with all other Franchises

Business Focus
  • 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

People Focus
  • 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'

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
Package description

Not only do you get to work alongside great people within Inchcape, we offer great benefits too. For your valued contributions we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
  • Employee Advantage Scheme which has over 3000 retailers with 1000's of discounted products and services.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Holiday allowance rising with length of service
  • Discount Gym membership
  • Vehicle purchase discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
About the company

Inchcape is a leading independent global automotive distributor and retailer operating in 32 countries across the UK, Europe, Russia, South America, Asia and Australasia. As brand custodian for 30 of the world's leading automotive OEMs (including Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen), Inchcape handles product planning, brand positioning, logistics, marketing, network management, sales and aftersales services.

Inchcape, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, employs 18,000 people worldwide and recorded sales of £8.9 billion in its last financial year.

Inchcape is ambitious! We are pursuing a strategy of growth, both organically and by acquisition, across the globe. We have a number of exciting opportunities for equally ambitious talent.

We are excited about the future. Could we be a part of your future plans too?

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