Retail Management Accountant

Bensons For Beds
Altham West, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Retail Managment Accountant - £50,000 - £60,000

Our Company

Bensons for Beds is the largest Bed Retailer in the UK with 150+sites within shopping centres and retail parks. We are a self-sufficient brand, over 70% of our products are made in our UK based manufacturing sites. Across Logistics, Retail and Manufacturing we have over 1500+ employees.

You will be a senior member of a team responsible for the end to end production of an accurate and timely set of management accounts, including detailed variance analysis versus budget and forecast and commentaries.

Key Responsibilities
  • Management of the month end process resulting in the timely production of an accurate set of management accounts.
  • Ensure that the full set of balance sheet accounts are reconciled and reviewed monthly, ready for review by the Financial Controller.
  • Driving detailed variance analysis including cost centre reporting.
  • Ensuring that all fixed asset related transactions and accounting entries are properly controlled, recorded and reported, including any variances within these transactions to budget & forecast.
  • UK VAT and Intrastat Reporting.
  • Collating & preparing detailed management accounts and board pack commentaries covering income statement, balance sheet and cashflow.
  • Oversee quarter, half and year end reporting.
  • Maintenance and development of the financial aspects of Property database (Propman)
  • Adherence to and application of relevant IFRS accounting standards including IFRS15 and 16.
  • Support Group Function with any queries they may have with regards to the results.
  • Implement group accounting policies, internal controls and other requirements.
  • Ownership, identification and follow-up of potential financial control weaknesses in the preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Business Partner community to promote and share business partnering ideas, learnings, experiences and best practice.
  • Ad-hoc reporting tasks as requested.

What we are looking for
  • 5 x GCSEs (including English & Maths) Grades (A-C)
  • Fully Qualified (CIMA/ACCA) with over 2 Years PQE
  • Previous experience of using a financial package such as CODA / Navision / Sage etc.
  • Computer Literate
  • Experience of using MS Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Excellent communicator
  • Experience in the Retail Sector
  • Well organised with excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritise and work on own initiative.
  • Willingness to accept and promote change and new ideas
  • Team player with high degree of flexibility
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Well-developed verbal and written skills
  • Can do' mentality

Other Considerations
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Flexible to work throughout the UK

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