Accountants Assistant | Westerly Bridgwater BMW & MINI
Working Hours
Location Matford Land Rover, Exeter
Benefits
Closing Date 14/05/2018

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Salary

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (Fixed term contract 9-12 months)

Based at Matford Landrover, Exeter

Contact Mandy Hussey – 01392 825825 mhussey@helstongarages.co.uk

Hours- Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)

A need has arisen to provide cover for illness and maternity. This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy but friendly accounts team providing cover in the Purchase Ledger and then Sales Ledger teams within our growing Shared Services finance team based at Exeter Land Rover. The team serves several group dealerships of different brands in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. The successful candidate will be have the privilege of moving with the team into our new state of the art Jaguar Land Rover dealership which is currently under construction and opens in July 2018 and, for an outstanding candidate, there is the chance that a permanent opportunity may arise.

PURCHASE LEDGER role responsibilities:

  1. Process Invoices and ensure payment is actioned within Supplier & Group Terms
  2. Reconcile Supplier Statements
  3. Review & Control Creditors Ledger
  4. Process Ad Hoc Payments

SALES LEDGER role responsibilities:

  1. Review, report and resolve cash & vehicle debtors including liaison with operational Staff
  2. Debtor collection
  3. Various debtor reporting, including statements and other ad hoc reports
  4. Processing of cash and bank reconciliation
  5. Process & post warranty receipts
  6. Support the accountants to prepare and close sales ledger, reconciling back to nominal ledger for accuracy on working day 3

General Responsibilities for all team members

  1. To work directly with both the Management Teams within the respective businesses and the Accounts Team so as to ensure that the assets of the businesses are managed in their most efficient and effective manner
  2. To provide in line with Group policy, reports for consideration by Directors and Senior Management
  3. To assist the Franchise Accountants in full involvement of all financial aspects of the dealerships working alongside the dealership management teams, and the Head Office Accounting Team’s support functions
  4. Promote and maintain positive working relationships with all Directors, Heads of Business/Dealer Principals, Managers and colleagues
  5. Maintain clear and concise accounting records ensuring that at all times they comply with current legislation and Group policies
  6. Advise the Franchise Accountants and/or other Directors/Senior Managers of any known financial risk to the business.
  7. Promote all businesses internally and externally
  8. Ensure that all systems and procedures in place within the business comply with current legislation and Group policy
  9. Maintain professional relationships with all internal and external customers
  10. Work proactively with all relevant staff to improve business practices in particular in looking to share best practice across the Group
  11. Willing to be flexible, work as part of a team and help colleagues

The person:

Minimum essential requirements for applications to be considered are:

  1. Experience of working within a busy accounts team
  2. Good inter-personal, organisational and communication skills
  3. Flexible, willing, “can do” approach.
  4. Excellent IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel
  5. Good attention to detail

The perfect applicant will have the following (note: desirable, not essential):

  1. Motor trade experience
  2. Experience of using Kerridge motor trade accounting software
  3. AAT qualified or demonstrable skills to an equivalent level
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