Assistant Accountant

Inchcape Retail Limited
Norwich, UK
22 May 2019
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Assistant Accountant - Jaguar Land Rover, Norwich Assistant Accountant Role - To provide effective and efficient accounting support to the Market Area Dealership Accountant. Assistant Accountant Core duties: To Support the Accountant within the following areas:- Ensure accuracy of the Daily Operating Chart with full Vehicle Stock Book reconciliation on a real-time basis Perform Cost base analysis. Provide KPI/Variance/Trend analysis as required and other requests for information Prepare and review management accounts variance analysis for management review. Prepare Finance & Insurance reconciliation. Ensure purchase invoices are passed in a timely manner by management team. Liaison with manufacturer and finance houses re unpaid / overdue commissions, bonuses etc. Keeping working capital under control:- Vehicle stocks / stock profile Stock funding Parts Stocks Work In Progress Non-Credit ("Cash") debtors Vehicle debtors Credit control disputes assigned to managers - ensure they are resolved within an acceptable timescale Financial Liaise with Finance Centre with account queries. Review customer deposits ensuring accuracy. Site specific balance sheet account maintenance and reconciliation. Prepare monthly accounts, month end pack and year end pack to meet required deadlines. Prepare and submit Manufacturer Composite / other required info to manufacturer standard of accuracy and deadlines. Conformance Assist with company statutory audits e.g. BSA, BS Reviews, Internal Audits. Review VAT exception analyses and give clear instructions relevant to any corrections, and ensure VAT processes are adhered to e.g. disabled sales. Monthly Stock check support and compliance. Ensure Purchase Order control complies to company policy. Ensure Banking procedures and vehicle release/handovers comply with company policy. General Support Sales Admin with account based queries. Ad-hoc duties as per Accountants request. Core Skills Required Able to interact effectively with others both on site and remotely. High level of accuracy and attention to detail essential. Ability to meet deadlines and to work autonomously and as part of a team. Flexible approach to work and people and adaptability to a changing workplace environment. Kerridge Rev 8.35 experience preferable. Confident using Excel 2010. Proven experience of working within an accounts environment and able to perform complex reconciliations. AAT qualified or at least some formal accounts training would be preferable. Would suit a candidate looking to train, develop and progress within a commercial accounting environment. Benefits An Accounts Assistant will receive a competitive salary, we also offer great benefits including: 22 days holiday, rising to 25 after 5 years Company pension scheme Life assurance Discount gym membership Vehicle purchase discount Employee Advantage - retail discounts with over 3000 retailers Cycle to work scheme