Group Accountant

North East England
50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP55000/annum
14 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Fusion Limited is working with one of the UK`s top dealers for prestige cars including Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Rolls-Royce. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Group Accountant to join their busy team in North Acton, London.

The Package - What you could earn

-Basic salary paying between GBP50,000 to GBP55,000 per annum
-OTE paying up to GBP60.000 per annum
-Car Allowance GBP450 per month
-Working Days/Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm

Group Accountant - Main Duties and Responsibilities:

-Oversee & manage the finance function for the group.
-Prepare the monthly management accounts, review with dealership management and submit to Group within the agreed timetables.
-Assist in the preparation of the weekly profit forecasts, review with dealership management and submit to Group within the agreed timetables.
-Complete and submit composite data for manufacturers as required in line with their input deadlines.
-Reconcile the bank account on a daily basis. Set up or authorise bank payments as necessary.
-Produce and distribute daily aftersales DOC.
-Reconcile and review all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
-Process and manage all aspects of the divisional payroll function.
-Prepare the VAT return.
-Assist the management team in the preparation of annual budgets.
-Carry out physical vehicle stock checks on a quarterly basis and reconcile to control accounts.
-Supervise the purchase ledger, cashier and credit control roles within the accounts department to include the management and appraisal of staff.
-Review the purchase ledger reconciliations and payment runs and also review the ledger monthly for unauthorised invoices, payments on account and debit balances.
-Review sales ledger reconciliations, bad debt provision, and payment on account.
-Attend management meetings as required. Such meetings could be at any location within the Group
-Prepare full and half year accounts packs for submission to Group and deal with audit visits and queries from the Group Auditors.
-Organise and lead credit control meetings on a monthly basis or more frequently if required.
-Download and post warranty credit notes.
-Process direct credits and debits from manufacturers.
-Maintain the fixed asset register.
-Maintain the accrual module on Autoline and process accruals monthly.
-Monitor daily exception reports from the Autoline system and deal with issues as they arise.
-Monitor the working capital and assist the management team in the day to day management of cash debt, vehicle debt, fully paid stock, warranty debt etc.
-Endeavour to resolve customer or supplier queries in a courteous and efficient manner.

The Person - Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

-You will ideally have an Accountancy qualification ACCA, ACA, ICAEW, CIMA, ACMA etc
-You will have prior "Group Accounts" experience
-Experienced preparing Management accounts and assisting in making budgeting decisions
-Prior experience in the automotive industry preferable within a prestige cars environment
-Strong basic accountancy & report writing skills
-Strong organisation and attention to detail
-Excellent communication skills when dealing with internal and external customers