Dealership Accountant, 12-mth contract
- Full Time
Manufacturer-owned Dealer Group
GBP48,000 pa basic salary
12-month contract (maternity cover)
Mon to Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Renault Retail Group seeks an experienced Automotive Dealership Accountant to join our Regional Accounts hub based in Park Royal, W3. Regular travel to the Croydon and Orpington areas will be needed to cover accounts as sister sites.
This Dealership Accountant role will be for a fixed term of 12 months to cover maternity.
The main purpose of the role will be to carry out accounting functions relating to two dealerships within the Group's Southern Region (Croydon and Orpington branches, CR5 and BR6 respectively). This includes providing professional financial advice to the respective Branch management teams and also to exercise control over financial aspects of the business and safeguarding Company assets.
Day-to-day duties include providing monthly management information and financial performance reports, assisting with current performance and providing guidance towards future Group plans, drawing out trends, opportunities and threats in the financial performance of the assigned dealerships with particular emphasis on maximising profit opportunities, reviewing management controls, identify problem areas and recommend improvements, then following up on their implementation. You will also be taking ownership of P&L and balance sheets of the dealerships within the remit.
Periodically through the year you will be maintaining and monitoring the payroll function for the dealerships within the remit, co-ordinating and assisting in the production of the yearly budgets for the dealerships, ensuring the company complies with VAT requirements, and year end P11D requirements, auditing other dealerships to ensure they operate within Group policy and comply with other statutory financial requirements.
Other duties include directing, training and motivating employees within the Regional Accounts Hub as required (Accounts Assistants and Sales Administrators), undertaking analysis and ad hoc investigations at any RRG UK location, and occasional project work in line with the remit.
Recent experience as a motor retail Dealership Accountant, Automotive Management Accountant or Motor Group Financial Controller is essential. As is extensive experience in preparation of Management Accounts within strict set deadlines.
Other requisites include
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and the rest of the MS Office Suite
- Full UK Driving Licence, held for at least one year (for Company Car Insurance purposes)
- Flexibility to work from either our West London or Coulsdon office, with regular travel to our Orpington branch.
Candidates with specific working knowledge of the Kerridge / ADP Autoline / CDK Drive line of accounts systems / dealer management systems will be prioritised. However candidates with experience in other DMSs including Pinewood Pinnacle, Reynolds & Reynolds Kalamazoo Elite or Ebbon-Dacs products will be considered also.
- Previous motor retail accountancy experience, covering more than one site/dealership
- Experience with a Manufacturer-owned Group or main dealer Group
This role will operate Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, with 30 min lunch. 45 hours per week
In return we provide a basic salary of GBP48,000 per annum, a company car option from day one, a tax-efficient ECOS car after one month's service, plus business and private fuel.
Further fringe benefits 24 days annual leave and access to our employee benefit & discount scheme for the duration of the contract.
Should the new incumbent be a strong performer in all elements of employment then towards the end of initial term, the company will examine opportunities for the contract to be extended or for the role to go permanent.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply to us directly NOW including your CV and a brief covering letter marked for the attention of Raja Mallik in HR.
No Agencies please.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the high number of responses received, regretfully we are only able to respond to applicants with relevant accountancy and finance experience.
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