Financial Controller

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A rare opportunity has arisen to join the finance team within Drive Motor Retail based at our Vauxhall and MG Leicester dealership. To control and direct the accounting function of the dealership, ensuring compliance with all the accounting standards and procedures required by Drive Motor Retail Limited.


* Set up and maintain suitable financial controls in your dealership to ensure the integrity of the accounting records and safeguarding of assets
* Preparation and submission of monthly management accounts and Manufacturer composite reporting to timetable
* Reconciliation, control and correction of key balance sheet accounts
* Sound financial control over all areas of working capital management
* Prepare and monitor against the agreed operating budgets and plans, the financial performance of the dealership
* Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns
* Manage the annual audit for your dealership and preparation of the year end tax pack
* Oversee dealership payroll ensuring all bonuses and overtime are properly authorised


* Manage, lead and coach the Dealership Accounting team and the Sales Administration team.
* Ensure Sales, Purchase and Nominal ledgers are maintained efficiently and accurately by the relevant staff.
* Produce dealership management accounts and monthly working paper files to support balance sheet
* Take overall responsibility for overdue debt collection including credit control/debtor meetings as appropriate (including cash, finance, vehicle debtors and manufacturer bonuses)
* Ensure that suppliers are paid within their agreed credit terms.
* Timely completions of VAT returns, ensuring all VAT transactions are correctly recorded.
* Ensure that bank accounts are fully reconciled on a regular basis.
* Ensure monthly used vehicle checks are completed in the dealership and two full vehicle stock checks are completed each year with Financial Controller involvement.
* Ensure parts stock checks are completed accurately every 6 months
* Preparation of weekly and month end forecasts as appropriate and review of weekly order takes. Forecast to actual reconciliation carried out at month end
* Ensure consistency between management accounts and forecasts
* Preparation and management of statutory audit to include preparation of the year end audit and tax packs, including supporting schedules
* Preparation of annual budgets
* Monitor operating costs and highlighting opportunities to save money or get more value for money
* Maintain Fixed Asset register
* Preparation and presentation of information as required for monthly business/accounts and Director reviews
* To adhere to the company’s policies on employee Terms and Conditions and Health and Safety and ensure all new accounts/administration employees receive an appropriate induction and training programme.
* Ad hoc duties as requested
* Advise Group Financial Controller of any (or suspected) breaches in Company procedures or best practice.


* TT and BACS requests
* Cheque signatory
* Manage the on site account and vehicle administration staff

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