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Date Added: Fri 01/07/2022

Financial Accountant

Leicester, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £45000/annum bonus

Financial Accountant




An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified financial accountant to join the Cash Accounting team supporting a FTSE-100 retail business. The role is based at the head office in Enderby, Leicestershire and initially it will be predominantly office based but once you are trained up you will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid capacity.

Role Duties

Responsibility for the management and development of a team of 4 (2 UK and 2 Pune heads)
Day to Day Management of UK Cash inflows (Online and Retail)
Responsibility over the bank charges and commission p/l line c. £15m p.a.
Ownership and review of 70+ balance sheet reconciliations.
Preparation of accurate and timely P&L and balance sheet budgets / forecasts.
Management of daily and weekly cash flow reporting.
Responsible for the investigation into both P&L and Balance Sheet variances
Lead on the development of new reporting required to support the information provided to new TP partners.
Manage the reporting of branch transactions and online models through the Branch and directory reconciliation tools.
Management of relationships with third party payment providers e.g. Worldpay and Paypal.
Ownership of the teams' relationship with external auditors to ensure the audit process is streamlined and efficient.
Identify changes in existing processes to streamline and improve the controls framework underpinning the UK cash accounting team..
Provide post implementation analysis using complex excel models or SQL.
A broad role which will encompass a wide range of financial, operational and management duties
Ensure all Debtor and Cash movements are correctly accounted for
Maintain control over VAT records and routinely review in light of new projects
Identification and evaluation of FX charges
Budgeting and forecasting both P&L and Balance Sheet impacts
Responsible for the investigation into both P&L and Balance Sheet variances
Liaison with external auditors to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process
Provide Ad Hoc analysis as required to support business initiatives or payment incident resolution
Mentor and support a part qualified accountant and also our extended team in India
Support project delivery and post implementation analysis

What they are looking for:

A pro-active and hands on qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with proven experience in a large company, working cross functionally with proven ability to deliver to strict deadlines.
Experience leading and developing teams.
The ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively, maintaining attention to detail and quality
Demonstrates self motivation and an ability to work on own initiative and is confident making decisions
Excellent written and verbal skills, coupled with the ability to comfortably present to all levels
Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
Exceptional working knowledge of MS Office (esp. MS Excel) suite of products, Google Gsuite is desirable
SQL & Microsoft SSMS is experience is desirable

Additional Benefits

Company performance based bonus
private pension
Sharesave scheme
On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
Early VIP access to sale stock
Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
Free on-site parking
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