Group Accountant

Position: Group Accountant
Salary: £40,000 +
Contract: Permanent
Location: Lincoln
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm

Our client is an independent motor business, specialising in new and used vehicle sales and servicing. They are proud to represent two of the fastest growing brands within the motor industry and pride themselves on being a family owned business upholding the principles of honesty, integrity and great service.

We are looking to appoint a new Group Accountant to join our reputable business and will allow for a suitable handover/ training period.


• Manage the existing finance team – ensuring accuracy and completeness of all day to day processing
• Reporting directly to the Group MD
• To build strong working relationships to ensure continuous improvement of financial processes and communication
• Through robust financial analysis help identify areas of potential profit improvement and cost reduction
• To maintain and review current KPI trends across the Group
• To provide up to date Financial Analysis of Sales and after sales Bonus programmes
• To provide up to date Financial Analysis for Group rebates earned in conjunction with the Group Operations team
• Set up compliance and risk management routines to test the robustness financial control of the Group
• Governance responsibility for Internal Financial Audits process and frequency
• Bring a proven track record in Group and site cash management, financial reporting and systems development
• Manage VAT, PAYE and other relevant taxes
• Ensure Group credit limits are reviewed and set without financial risk
• Continuous Working Capital Reviews and Reporting (Stock, Debtors, Cash)
• Build high level relationships with Bank, Finance Suppliers
• Be the lead contact with the Company’s external Auditors
• Presentation of Financials at Senior Management Meetings


• Qualified Accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA) or QBE
• Ideally will be experienced in the motor trade and understands multi-franchise and brand but this is not essential
• At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
• Desirably would have Kerridge and or CDK/ ADP experience
• Hands on and prepared to roll your sleeves up.
• Proven track record of performance reporting and producing management and statutory financial statements.
• Advanced Excel user and proficient in other MS Office products.
• Proactive and self-motivated with excellent system skills.
• Good staff management skills

Should you be interested in exploring this opportunity further please apply and contact Mohammed Alexander at Select Appointments on 01522 533 778.

Job Summary

Job Title Group Accountant
Location Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Job Type Permanent
Salary £45k
Last Updated 30/07/2019
Reference SF46321
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