Project Accountant

Lookers Finance Department

Contract Type: Permanent, Job ref. req12829

Market leading employee benefits

£45,000 to £50,000 dependent on experience

Base location flexible, with some travel required (particularly to our Manchester Head Office)

Here at Lookers plc we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join us as a Project Accountant. Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, the Project Accountant will assist with harmonising the Group’s accounting systems onto one common platform and operating in a consistent structure and framework. In addition, the Project Accountant will work with the finance team to deliver corporate development projects and M&A activity, as well as supporting operational finance where necessary.

Key Accountabilities

Advise and assist management in the development of the Group’s accounting systems and implementation of new systems into the franchise group.

Ensure delivery of the Group’s blueprint accounting system across each of the divisional finance accounting functions.

Ensure delivery of standardised accounting policies and procedures throughout the group.

Ensure management and governance of system post implementation.

Support senior and operational management to strengthen and develop the accounting policies and processes to ensure that adequate internal controls exist within the group.

Work across the Group’s dealerships to help resolve financial and accounting issues as appropriate.

Support the training of divisional financial controllers and their teams for changes in policies, procedures, controls and systems.

Support on other project related activities related to the harmonisation of the finance function.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have finance management experience within the Automotive sector. They will also have detailed CDK system / accounting knowledge and experience, experience with financial system implementation.

With strong interpersonal and influencing skills, they will have the ability to work between the project, finance and operational teams.

Excellent Microsoft 365 suite skills including Teams are essential, alongside strong analysis and critical thinking skills.

They will have the ability to present facts in a digestible format to facilitate key business decisions, with the confidence to challenge where appropriate.

A full UK driving license is desirable due to the travel required within the role.

If this role sounds of interest and you believe you have the experience to match, apply now, or for more information please contact (url removed)

Why us…?

Lookers are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland. We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries plus;

  • Enhanced holidays that increase with service
  • Eligibility to join one of our car schemes
  • Critical illness cover after 2 years and Life Assurance
  • Smart Health – free access to support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Additional earning potential through bonus.

We strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities. We have a great bunch of people and we like to celebrate and encourage success at all levels with our annual Lookers Excellence Awards. So? What are you waiting for?

Lookers are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.

If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role and responsibilities, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.

Tagged as: Accounting/Financial/Insurance

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