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About The Role

As a Management Accountant, you will play a crucial part of the finance team, responsible for the complete and accurate recording accurate recording of all operating expenses and payroll for the Group whilst mentoring and coaching staff across the general ledger department. 

The Management Accountant is also responsible for working to develop effective working relationships across key support functions, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, FP&A and Budget Holders.

With our aim to be a flexible employer, this role offers hybrid working.

Main duties include: 

  • Responsible for the complete and accurate recording of the monthly operating expenses and payroll for the Group (180 branches)
  • To ensure the associated balance sheet control accounts and analyses are correctly stated at month end, including but not limited to: Payroll Control Accounts, Prepayments and Accruals
  • Coach and mentor the Group Assistant Management Accountant(s)
  • Plan and implement mid-month reviews of fixed cost accounting to ensure resource is optimised to deliver on monthly close timetable
  • Complete postings and undertake Payroll and SG&A review with FP&A team on Working Day (WD) 3-4 and post identified adjustments before period close on WD5
  • Ensure monthly balance sheet reconciliations are completed on time and reconciling items investigated and resolved monthly
  • Appropriate evidence maintained to support period end prepayments, accruals and controls
  • Compliance with internal control requirements as governed by Canadian SOX (52-109).
  • Develop effective working relationships with other budget holders, including but not limited to: HR / IT / Fleet / Property / Marketing.
  • Proactively support the Group FM in the review of current processes as part of the Groups continuous improvement journey. A key focus area to include process location and activity timing with a view to maximise efficiency and manage resource constraints at month end.
Working Hours:

40 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 5:30pm

About You

The ideal candidate will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with previous working experience, ideally within a large multi-site FMCG organisation. 

What you’ll need to succeed: 

  • Professional curiosity to challenge outputs with ability to efficiently investigate and identify any issue(s) together with proposing required solutions.
  • A high degree of personal and professional resilience coupled with a “can do” attitude and a pro-active solution driven approach.  
  • At home in changeable environments with an ability to manage upwards and drive through continuous improvements.
  • Knowledge of FRS 102
  • Knowledge of IFRS and tax accounting experience would be advantageous
  • Full understanding of & articulate with double entry to explain accounting concepts.
  • Experience of managing time and tasks of another member of staff through the month-end close, to tight deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel to manage, manipulate and analyse large volumes of data
  • Able to review and understand complex spreadsheets to ensure completeness and accuracy of the result and data set
  • Experience of cost centre accounting in a multi-location business
  • Knowledge of MAM, Xero and SAP is desirable
  • Able to operate effectively under pressure with an organised approach to meet multiple competing deadlines.
 
What We Offer:
  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holiday and opportunity to increase annual leave for time served
  • Online employee discount scheme including big discounts to local cinemas, theme park attractions, major retailers and much more
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Life assurance benefit 
  • Company pension
  • Career progression opportunities

About Us

GSF Car Parts is one of the UK’s leading automotive parts distributors, supplying thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Ireland with parts, tools, garage equipment and specialist training. The group has over 175 branches nationwide and a turnover exceeding £475 million. Built on the heritage and success of a dozen local brand identities acquired over several years, we have traded as one brand since November 2021. Our branch network is bolstered by centralised support and expertise from specialist departments in key areas such as procurement and supply chain, marketing and national accounts. The business also benefits from integrated IT systems, which include our industry leading catalogue system, Allicat, and access to the Group's national garage programme, Servicesure.

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