Assistant Accountant, Finance Centre Liverpool This is a full time position, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday. The Assistant Accountant will support the financial integrity of the Balance Sheet, using efficient and effective accounting and reporting processes. Package description You will receive a competitive base salary along with great benefits including: 22 days holiday, rising to 25 after 5 years' service Company Pension Scheme Life Assurance Discount gym membership Vehicle purchase discount Employee Advantage - retail discounts with over 3000 retailers Cycle to work scheme Main responsibilities Responsibility for the efficient, accurate and timely accounting for financial transactions, including the production of routine month-end reports ensuring compliance with applicable accounting, tax, legislative and other regulatory standards. Preparation of relevant GL and Sub-Ledger Balance Sheet reconciliations and reviews Comply with all policies and processes ensuring adherence to the Minimum Control Framework; act as a point of contact for internal and external audit requirements Full accountability and ownership of any allocated Franchise specific balance sheet accounts e.g. bonus debtor, vehicle funding Responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the Franchise P&L Full Accountability and ownership of investigating & resolving internal / external Customer / Supplier issues Ideal candidate Customer Focus Ability to manage a range of external and internal customer requirements, some of which may be conflicting, with integrity and professionalism Maintaining a strong relationship with any OEM contacts, recognising the dynamics of the relationship Strong communication skills, able to delegate effectively, prioritise requests and workload Operational Focus Able to organise and manage your own workload to consistently deliver to deadlines and work to high standards. Conscientious, with an ability to delve into detail Responsibility for ensuring that any Franchise specific accounting is consistent with all other Franchises Business Focus Understand the importance of fostering partnerships and good working relationships with stakeholders and internal customers Part qualified accountant (AAT/CIMA/ACA/ACCA Ability to maintain professional integrity even under pressure, understanding when to escalate People Focus Responsible for your own development Contributes to creating a positive, achieving, rewarding working environment Sets an example with high levels of personal integrity, always 'doing the right thing' Revenue/Finance Focus Operates with a strong sense of financial control; embeds a culture of ownership and accountability Actively seeks to deliver a better level of service through continuous improvement About the company Inchcape is a leading independent global automotive distributor and retailer operating in 32 countries across the UK, Europe, Russia, South America, Asia and Australasia. As brand custodian for 30 of the world's leading automotive OEMs (including Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen), Inchcape handles product planning, brand positioning, logistics, marketing, network management, sales and aftersales services. Inchcape, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, employs 18,000 people worldwide and recorded sales of £8.9 billion in its last financial year. Inchcape is ambitious We are pursuing a strategy of growth, both organically and by acquisition, across the globe. We have a number of exciting opportunities for equally ambitious talent. We are excited about the future. Could we be a part of your future plans too?