Dealership Accountant

  • Job Reference: 12417
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2017
  • Recruiter: Chris Eastwood Automotive Ltd
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  • Location: North London, London
  • Salary: £52,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car Allowance + benefits
  • Sector: Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Dealership Accountant required for a senior technical role with staff supervision responsibilities.  You will be responsible for financial accounting, MI and sales administration and reports into the Director of Finance with a dotted line into the General Manager, Retail.  You will be a member of the Retail Operations senior management team and be expected to positively contribute to its profit delivery and growth and development objectives The Dealership Finance team comprises of  the Dealership Accountant, a Finance Assistant and two Sales Administrators.  This team is expected to grow commensurate with the delivery of the forecast growth in sales volumes. 

The Dealership Team comprises Sales, Service & Parts departments together with Finance and  Administration. Duties include the production and interpretation of timely and relevant MI building, a strong system of financial control within the Retail Operations division, including budgetary control, reconciliation, authorisation, physical and cash handling controls. Formalisation and recording of process and procedure. Chart of accounts maintenance and Kerridge system supervisor and Super User, integration between.  Epicor & Kerridge. Financial accounting, month end close and group reporting to Geely. 

Preparation of budgets and forecasts, periodic stocktaking and maintenance of Used Vehicle Valuation Matrix, credit control, VAT, Warranty, Compliance, Financial Conduct Authority; Stocking Loan administration and audit.  Liaison with Geely internal and Mazars external audit, IT systems development, liaison with company funding providers and insurance brokers, project work and staff supervision, coaching, mentoring and development.  Additional benefits include generous car allowance, 33 days holiday inclusive of eight bank holidays, a defined contribution pension scheme and secure on site parking.