Arnold Clark, Branch Accountant
Arnold Clark
October 18, 2022
Perth, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Perth
Industry and Commerce
Financial and Statutory Accounting


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by Arnold Clark, a market-leading car dealership, for the acquisition of a new Branch Accountant for their business. This role offers an excellent opportunity to get involved with an exciting large-scale business that puts its staff at the centre of everything that they do.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Staff Management & Training: Ensure all accounts and sales administration staff under your remit are motivated, fully trained and understand their objectives to meet the department’s goals
  • Balance Sheet: Ensure fully reconciled monthly and all ageing & significant balances are explained
  • Month End: Accurate reporting of management accounts with all significant movements from expectation, budget and previous year investigated & explained
  • Key Controls: All key control submissions are accurate, fully reconciled and explain unusual transactions
  • Debtors: Amounts due under the branch remit should be chased, understanding when they will be received, ensuring the group credit control policy is being followed
  • Vehicle Stock: The stock check should be fully reconciled monthly to ensure we have comfort that all vehicles have been verified. Vehicle stock should be reviewed weekly to ensure stock is being accurately reported
  • Bank & Cashflow: The bank statement should be fully posted and reconciled daily. All future transactions are reported on the cashflow monitor
  • Purchase Ledger: The branch purchase ledger should be reviewed weekly to ensure it is up to date and costs are being accurately reported
  • VAT: All submissions are complete and accurate
  • Reporting: All submissions, internal & external, should be accurate and submitted within the deadlines set
  • Company Controls & Policies: Ensure all Group financial and non-financial policies and controls are followed; and any weakness identified, reported and rectified where possible
  • Manufacturer & Franchise: Understand manufacturer systems. Have good knowledge of manufacturer bonus campaigns
  • Management Team: Be a key member of the branch management team to help identify how the branch can improve in all areas
  • Any queries and issues when carrying out the duties above should be raised with your Area or Franchise Accountant

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant or suitable Qualified by Experience Accountant
  • Ability to adapt to a high-paced working environment, prioritise and be flexible
  • Comfortable displaying confidence when dealing with a variety of stakeholders
  • Well-rounded knowledge of producing management accounts
  • Previous experience in dealing with stock and stock analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Happy to come into the office and be involved with the team
  • Influencing skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple finances and timelines
  • Ability to work on own

To find out more on remuneration, and the role or to see a full Position Profile, please contact their retained advisor, Harry Thomson at Rutherford Cross [email protected]

Please note that any direct or third-party approaches will be sent to Rutherford Cross for review and assessment.

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