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Group Accountant – Automotive

  • Job added:   27 July 2012
  • Salary :   £36,000 to £40,000 + benefits
  • Location :   Brighton
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   CvWow
  • Contact :   Jamie Garrett
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  • Telephone :   0800 634 4477
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Role ; Group Accountant – Automotive
Location ; Brighton
Salary : £36,000 to £40,000 + benefits

Our Client is a Fortune 500 automotive retailer. Since its initial public offering in October 1997, they have grown to become the fourth largest dealership group in the United States and growing success in the United Kingdom.
Our Client owns and operates 122 automotive dealerships, with 159 franchises and 28 collision centres, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Through its dealerships, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts; provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts
The Role
Due to continued business requirements they are now recruiting for Group Accountant;
The main duties that are included within this role are:

• To monitor budgets, co-ordinate all departmental returns and prepare monthly management accounts
• To provide the Department Leaders with an information service
• To prepare and maintain accounts up to audit level, including monthly management accounts and full year returns
• To manage the Accounts administration function to ensure that all records comply with company and statutory requirements

The successful candidate will:
• Be able to demonstrate their ability to work to strict deadlines
• Be focused on attention to detail
• Have strong, demonstrable, leadership skills
• Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Be committed to excellence
• Have experience using Kerridge

The ideal candidate will:
• Be an experienced Accountant or Assistant Accountant keen to progress their career
• Have a proven experience of supervising and leading an Accounts Department
• Be qualified by accreditation through a recognised Accountancy body

In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with the role. Also, with our leading position within the motor industry, there are excellent opportunities for further career advancement and industry- led training.

If you feel you are up to the challenge and have the skills and experience we are looking for please apply today!

Key Locations: Brighton, Shoreham by Sea, Eastbourne, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Bexhill, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Crawley, Horsham, Sussex, East Sussex, West Sussex, London

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