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Assistant Accountant

The Driving Spirit

Snows Group is an AM Top 50 automotive retailer covering 20 Brands at 54 franchises. Based in the south and south-west of England the business differentiates itself from its customers by delivering outstanding customer service for its customers and manufacturer partners.

We are recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to join our Accounts team at Snows Head Office based in Southampton.

This would be the perfect position for anyone who has worked within an Accounts Department. The successful candidate will be covering all aspects of daily processes and will be looking for the next step in their career. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger & bank functions. As this is a developing role experience in a similar role would be beneficial but not essential.

Your day

The Assistant Accountant will perform a range of clerical and accounting duties, supporting the Financial Controller with the preparation of various management information.

The role will involve:

  • Assisting with month end process including the production of Management Accounts.
  • Balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Accruals and Prepayments.
  • Fixed Asset Register reconciliation.
  • Reconciliation of Vehicle Stocks and Vehicle funding.
  • Reconciliation of Vehicle Bonuses.
  • Assisting with the annual budgeting process.
  • Variance analysis and reporting.
  • Submission of Monthly Performance data to Manufacturers.
  • Reviewing and housekeeping of the account’s ledgers.
  • Supporting Accounts Clerks within your team.
  • Signing off of supplier reconciliations and bought ledger reconciliation.
  • Vehicle debtors and outstanding cash report reviews.
  • Year End Audit and Tax preparation.

Promoting and maintaining positive people relations within the team and across the Group.

Have you got what it takes?

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in accounting, or equivalent.
  • Experience with accounting software – ideally CDK.
  • Qualified or studying towards AAT, or equivalent qualification.
  • Highly numerate and conscientious with experience within a similar business.
  • Attention to detail and maintains good, accurate quality of work.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent phone manner.
  • PC, Microsoft, web literate.

What is in it for you?

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Full training and support to help you immerse yourself in the role and Snows values.
  • 30 days holiday, inc. Bank holidays plus additional holiday entitlement as recognition of length of service with Snows at 5,10,15, 20, 25, 30 years anniversary. (Pro rata for part time employees).
  • Discounted MOTs, Service & Parts.
  • Recommend a Friend Bonus/ Introducing a Customer Bonus.
  • Life Assurance Benefit.
  • Snows Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Health Shield.
  • BEN – Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Excellent development opportunities to learn & grow with Snows.
  • Role dependant – tool box insurance /company car scheme/ Uncapped earnings potential through commission or bonus structures.

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (1 hour for lunch)

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period; therefore, we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of applying then please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Thank you for applying to Snows.

Ref: assistant-accountant-sbh

Location Southampton
Salary Competitive salary
Closing Date 31/08/2022

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