Brakes Group

Regional Management Accountant

06 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017
Brakes Group
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
JOB PROFILE: Regional Operations Accountant REPORTS TO: Finance Manager
Purpose Statement
To provide an appropriate balance of support and challenge to the Distribution Centre management teams to enable them to achieve the business objective of sustainable profitable growth, with key focus on effective operational delivery and high levels of customer service. This role will be predominately based out of Harlow and supporting our Harlow, Brighton and Thorpe depots and as a result some travelling between the sites will be required (company car will be provided).
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Provision, analysis and interpretation of weekly and monthly reports to enable Distribution Centre performance to be monitored and enhanced
  • Production of monthly management accounts and variance analysis
  • Provide weekly flash and monthly forecasts of depot costs and volumes
  • Reporting and monitoring of KPIs & volume on a weekly basis
  • Close liaison with the Distribution Centre management teams to help identify trends, new opportunities, underperformance and such other issues as may enhance the performance and profitability of the business
  • First point of contact for Distribution Centre management teams for Finance related matters
  • Assist in the production of robust Budgets and Forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with Group policies and procedures to deliver tight financial control
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects and queries as required by the Regional Finance Manager, and other senior Regional management
  • To identify and resolve errors and discrepancies.
  • To plan, organize and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the department’s monthly and financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To create, develop and maintain accounting spreadsheets used in the Finance function.
  • To champion a culture of process improvement and assist with the execution of change programmes
  • To maintain departmental MI/SAP systems.
Competencies/Leadership Themes
  • Ability to work autonomously is key to the success of this role.
  • Conceptual Thinking - the ability to see the “big picture”; to recognise cause-and-effect; to spot trends and patterns
  • Analytical Thinking - applying logical, methodical approaches to problem solving; having an attention to detail
  • Managing Results - being results-focussed; recognising the need to sometimes make compromises; having the ability to manage change
  • Impact & Influence - the ability to communicate clearly in either written or verbal form; persuading others of your point of view. Communication with non finance personnel & people at all levels of the business
  • Flexibility - being able to cope with changing demands, amending priorities appropriately
  • Self Confidence - the ability to recover from setbacks; having the confidence to admit to mistakes
  • Team-working - the ability to work constructively and effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrates a sense of personal ownership for outputs and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Has the ability to prioritise and effectively manage time
  • Has enthusiasm and tenacity to strive for continuous improvement particularly through times of change
  • Engages and motivates others to meet their objectives
Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • Part qualified / Finalist (e.g. CIMA/ACCA) who is looking to take the next step in their career
  • Advanced level MS Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills and have the ability to liaise with both finance and non-finance individuals
  • Ability to work alongside various senior stakeholders
  • Experience in a fast paced and commercial working environment
  • Accomplished interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of SAP would be advantageous
  • Experience of a Distribution-based industry is desirable