• Used cars
  • New cars
  • Nearly-new cars
  • Car finance
  • Vans
  • Motability

Graduate Controls Accountant

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

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd is one of the biggest names in car sales, but it all started with just one showroom in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.

Since its launch, Arnold Clark Automobiles has grown to become Europe's largest privately owned car retailer, selling more than 250,000 vehicles per year, and generating an annual turnover of over £3 billion.

All our employees play a valuable role in the company’s continued success, as it puts customer experience at the heart of everything it does. In addition to selling cars, Arnold Clark provides rental vehicles, business fleet services, and high-quality training in a host of areas and has operated a successful graduate scheme for many years. Arnold Clark is an all-inclusive company with great opportunities for progression.

The role

We’re recruiting for an ambitious new Graduate Controls Accountant to work in our new Group Controls department. In this role, you will be part of the development of our Group policy and procedures, ensuring we have robust systems and processes in place, now and in the future.


Full time: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm


The role will be based at our vibrant Hillington Head Office but some travel will be required to sites.

Day-to-day duties

  • Develop an understanding of how the different areas of the Group operate.
  • Build knowledge of the risks facing the Group and the controls used to mitigate the risks.
  • Be part of the team developing and improving controls, policies and procedures.
  • Take part in a secondment to a different business unit within the Group to develop additional knowledge and skills.
  • Carry out ad-hoc assignments as required.

Essential skills and experience

  • A degree in a finance-related subject and working towards ACCA qualification.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability work with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Process-driven and self-motivated.
  • Strong Excel skills required.

What we can offer you…

  • Exam/professional fees paid for (subject to completion/pass)
  • Study/Exam leave
  • A place on our internal Graduate Training Programme
  • 33 days’ annual holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • …and much more!

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


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