Trainee Accounts Assistant - Edinburgh Sighthill Citroen/DS

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • Edinburgh Sighthill Citroen / DS
  • Edinburgh

We are looking for an enthusiastic Trainee Accounts Assistant for our branch in Edinburgh Sighthill Citroen/DS.

Hours

Full-time, Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5pm

About the role

Interested in a career in accountancy? As a Trainee Accounts Assistant for Arnold Clark, you will be provided with training and support from all members of the accounts and administration teams, ultimately reporting to the Branch Accountant.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn while working in a dynamic and varied accounts environment for Europe’s largest car retailer. If successful in your role, you may also be given the chance to gain a professional qualification via ACCA-X.

Day-to-day duties

  • Daily cash handling, posting and allocating all cash receipts from our vehicle sales and aftersales departments.
  • Daily posting and allocation of bank transactions and bank statement reconciliation.
  • Daily registering and allocation of purchase invoices and liaising with department management for invoice authorisation when necessary.
  • Monthly supplier statement reconciliations.
  • Assist with filing of documents in the Accounts department.
  • Daily credit control of both vehicle and Aftersales department debts.
  • Chairing monthly credit control meeting with department management and taking minutes.

Essential skills

  • Confidence and willingness to learn.
  • Highly motivated to succeed in your chosen profession.
  • High levels of organisation and accuracy.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Polite telephone manner.
  • Ability to both work in a team and independently.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage your own workload to meet daily demands.

Nice to have (but not essential)

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, but training will be given to the right candidate.

The role offers the opportunity for career progression to Assistant and Branch Accountant level while gaining a professional qualification in Accountancy.

In return, you’ll receive an employee benefits package that is among the best in the industry, including private healthcare, life assurance and training.

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

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

 

Benefits

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

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Employment with Arnold Clark is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.