Group Accountant

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 28-03-2017
 
Group Accountant
 
Salary:  £35,000- £40,000 plus Company Car
Hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday)
Location: Carlisle or St-Boswells
Job Type: Permanent 
Sector: Automotive
 
We are currently seeking and experienced Accountant to join an expanding multi franchise main Dealer Group.
 
Role
Reporting to the Financial Director, you will provide a professional and high quality accounting service accounts teams across 4 locations, representing 7 franchise partners and be responsible for the timely production of monthly Management Accounts and all manufacturer Composite submissions.
This role requires a strong contribution to the effective operation and development of the dealerships by providing advice and information on all financial related matters whilst acting as a point of liaison between the Dealership Management teams and the Directors.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Supporting dealership management teams
  • Ensuring all aspects of the dealer management system are fully up to date and comply with group accounting standards
  • Undertake analytical review on divisional accounts, highlighting any anomalies
  • Assist the Financial Director with the year-end consolidation and reporting process
  • Preparation of annual budgets and dealership weekly forecasts
  • Prepare/collate information in respect of legal reporting requirements
  • Maintain the accounts for Pension Scheme
  • Liaison with third parties including the coordination of external auditors
  • Systems Development
  • Handling insurance renewals and claims for Group
  • Adhoc projects and support to the Finance Director as the business requires
Qualifications
CIMA Accounting qualification or equivalent accounting experience is preferable for this role. Previous motor trade experience, ideally multi-site using Pinnacle by Pinewood or a Kerridge based DMS, is also desirable but not essential.
 
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work under own initiative and prioritising own workload
  • Listen, interpret and understand user requirements
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
 
Skills/Attributes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and friendly attitude
  • Helpful, positive and committed to delivering the highest level of accounting standards as well as being respectful and courteous to customers and colleagues.
 
 
 

 
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