Management Accountant

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  • Sector:

    Car Dealership, Management, Administration and Accounts

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  • Salary:

    £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Josh Buck

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  • Contact phone:

    01452 687722

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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Management Accountant required in Cardiff.
- Starting salary up to £36,500 per annum with £3,500 annual bonus potential and company car.
- 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday.
- Excellent long-term career prospects within an award-winning company operating over 55 dealerships nationwide.

Our client, an award-winning multi-site car dealer group established nationwide, are currently looking to recruit a Management Account to join their centralised Accounts Department in Cardiff. 

Reporting directly into the Financial Controller and handling accounts for three of our client's dealerships in the West Midlands, in this role this role your key responsibilities shall include:
- To provide monthly financial and management information (actual and forecasts) to support the decision-making process. To maintain and develop robust processes and procedures that ensure accurate and timely accounting records are maintained to enable this management information to be produced to a high quality, and to be accurate, relevant and timely.
- All prepayments and accruals.
- Creditor position is accurately maintained, and all suppliers are paid in accordance with agreed terms.
- All debtor and creditor control accounts.
- Fixed assets reconciliation.
- Inventory position is accurately maintained, and monthly stock takes are completed.
- Monitor and control of finance and operating leases.
- Through functional responsibility produce accurate and timely management information including Management Accounts, KPI reports and information for the financial report.
- Produce accurate short term profit and cash flow forecasts and support the Finance Controller in the production of annual budgets, and year-end returns.
- Ensure actual spend against budget is tracked and reported to the management team. Ensuring all purchase orders are raised in accordance with finance procedures.
- Ensure weekly validation and processing of agency timesheets.
- Weekly validation of permanent overtime hours and miscellaneous hours booked.
- Ensuring the monthly payroll data is processed according to our client's policies and statutory requirements, and submitted as per agreed timetable.

In order to be eligible for the role the following experience is required:
- Previous management or senior accounts experience within an automotive dealer environment is mandatory. 
- A UK driving licence with minimal points. 
- Ability to develop a good rapport with all levels of staff and ability to communicate, with credibility both internally and externally.
- Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, with very strong interpersonal skills.
- Evidence of being able to use Microsoft Excel to manipulate large volumes of data.
- Methodical and diligent approach to working.
- Be organised to be able to cope with multiple tasks and priorities in a fast moving automotive-type environment and self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure.
- Accounting qualifications would be an advantage but is non-essential. 

For your hard work as a Management Accountant our client is offering:
- Starting salary up to £36,500 per annum pending experience. 
- Quarterly performance related bonus of up to £3,500 per annum.
- Personal company car. 
- 29 days annual leave with your holiday allowance increasing to 32 days after 3 years service.
- Full manufacturer accredited training/development.
- Company pension scheme and various additional company benefits including staff discounts.
- Excellent long-term career prospects within an award-winning company operating over 55 dealerships nationwide.
- Working hours from Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:30pm with an hour for lunch.

If this Management Accountant Job interests you and you would like to know more about it or other Automotive Jobs in Cardiff please contact Josh Buck at Perfect Placement UK Ltd.

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