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Senior Assistant Accountant



Job description

We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Assistant Accountant to join the Finance team at our flagship dealership in Stockport.

Hours - 40

Salary - Competitive


Colleague Referral Scheme (£500 - £1000)

• A range of Mercedes Benz training and leadership programmes

• Platinum Plus Rewards Scheme

• Colleague Car Purchase Scheme

• Eye care Vouchers

• Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)

• 31 days holiday (including bank holidays), rising to 38 days with length of service

• Wellbeing Support

• Company Pension

• Hybrid working

• On site gym

You will:

• Manage the credit control team, reviewing and reporting quarterly on the sales ledger.

• Mentor and guide purchase ledger team leader, reviewing and reporting quarterly on the purchase ledger.

• Be a key point of contact for the finance hub queries, responding in a timely and professional manner.

• Manage and oversee all manufacturer supplier accounts, reviewing and reporting quarterly.

• Assist with the production of monthly management accounts.

• Assists with the preparation of month end centralised journals ensuring they are posted in time for the accountants to complete their management accounts.

• Prepare & review of monthly centralised finance hub balance sheets.

• Carry out quarterly VAT checks.

• Assist with bank payments and PO authorisations where required.

• Adhere to and support internal and external audit processes where required.

• Undertake any other duties as reasonably required to ensure the successful operation of the finance hub and wider department.

You will have:

• People management skills particularly in terms of high achievement through teams and including development of self & others – essential.

• Good accounting background evidenced by work history and experience. Qualification desirable, ideally AAT, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW or qualified by experience.

• Keyloop experience.

• Balance sheet experience in a motor retail environment.

• Ability to plan and organise, working to tight deadlines.

• Flexible approach to work and adaptable to thrive in a changing environment.

• Advanced IT skills, particularly in the use of spreadsheets.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills.

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