The position for Senior Group Management Accountant in Dumfries and Galloway is no longer available
Senior Group Management Accountant
Job Title: Senior Group Management Accountant
Location: Langham, Dumfriesshire
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Our client has over 400 stores throughout the UK and employ over 4,500 people. Their markets cover areas as diverse as High Street, Tourist and Destination Sites, and its this variety of location and the products they provide that helps contribute to an annual turnover of over £300 Million.
They are now looking for a Senior Group Management Accountant for their head office which is in Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
Co-ordinate the preparation of monthly management account for the group trading companies including reviewing the accounts with the team prior to initial draft submission to the Group Finance Director. Ensure accounts are produced according to a strict timetable
Co-ordinate the budgeting and forecasting process. Produce the budget and forecasted P&L, Cashflow and Balance Sheet in line with the budge timetable using Khalix. Attend and support the Group Finance Director at budget review meetings with heads of functions and with particular focus on budgetary cost containment
Produce the Year End management accounts in line with the year end timetable. Produce the Year end files and ensure all are complete for review by the Group Financial Controller
Develop a good all round understanding of the processes and procedures behind the production of the financial figures in order to continually develop and enhance the service levels that the department provides to the business
Maintenance of the key financial systems being Dream and Khalix
Attend the weekly sales meeting and provide financial information for decision making including analysis of weekly, monthly and year to date KPIs.
Develop ad hoc analysis requested at the sales meeting and liaise with the IT department to ensure reports are relevant, correct and add value to the business decision making process
Provide financial support to the Commercial Director for capital investment decisions including store openings and refits. Also provide ad hoc support for commercial decisions regarding store performance
Management of a team of 10 management accountants, each at differing stages of their careers and studies. Motivate the team to meet the tight reporting deadlines and monitor any potential bottlenecks in the accounts / budget / forecast process. Ensure the financial controls are maintained and that suspense accounts are up to date and satisfactorily reconciled by each member of the team
Oversee the work of the Property Accountant and ensure that the Property Management System (PropMan) is being operated effectively.
Oversee the work of the Sourcing Accountant sufficiently to ensure that all relevant financial information is provided to the Sourcing team, along with the explanation of key financial variances and the measurement of KPIs.
Work with both the Estates and Property maintenance functions to ensure that appropriate processes are implemented and maintained
Designated authorised signatory for electronic BACS payments
Provide ad hoc financial and performance analysis where required across a range of areas within the business
The main finance department contact for retail based initiatives such as the new biometric time and attendance system.
The development of good working relationships with the operations teams, including Store Managers, Area Managers and Regional Controllers
To apply for this role please submit full CV in the strictest of confidence to Tom Twist at PDA Search and Selection