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Branch Accountant

  • Salary: Competitive plus benefits
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Stafford
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About the role

We’re recruiting for an experienced and efficient Branch Accountant for the West Midlands/Staffordshire region.

Full time, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm 

About the role

Arnold Clark Branch Accountants are responsible for the smooth financial running of our branches.

The ideal candidate should have previous experience in an accounting role and have a keen eye for detail, accuracy and procedure, as well as the ability to manage a small team.

Day-to-day duties

  • Overall management of the branch accounts department, including staff training and development.
  • Producing monthly management accounts.
  • Manufacturer, branch and head office reporting within set timescales.
  • Quarterly VAT returns.
  • Controlling and overseeing the branch balance sheet and cashflow.
  • Carrying out profit and loss reviews.
  • Ensuring all accounts adhere to company procedures.

Essential skills

  • Previous experience in a similar accounting environment.
  • Fantastic communication and influencing skills.
  • High levels of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with a variety of staff across the company.
  • Strong computer literacy, with good Excel skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and manage your own workload.
  • A proactive, efficient approach.

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Previous experience in the automotive industry.
  • Experience of the Kerridge system.

 In return, you’ll receive one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry, including private healthcare, life assurance, sick pay cover, maternity & paternity packages, enhanced holiday packages and preferential rates on new and used cars.

Arnold Clark is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to create an environment where collaboration, unique perspectives and multiple approaches are celebrated. We care about our employees and our communities, we nurture talent and encourage ambition, and we are passionate about people who take pride in their work. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do – diverse in our make-up, united in our goals.

To find out more about Life at Arnold Clark, visit our website.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.

Benefits

Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance