ALNO is a market leading kitchen manufacturer delivering inspired kitchen solutions through our first-rate materials, skilled craftspeople, technical precision, and incorporation of the latest trends and outstanding service.Aside from UK sites in Leeds, Sevenoaks and Wolverhampton, ALNO operates in the United States, China, Switzerland and Germany, and exports to 6,000 sales partners in 64 countries worldwide.
We are looking to recruit an experienced Accountant to assistant the Retail function of our Finance Team at our Head Office in Leeds.
Key Role & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for the financial control and management accounts of our Retail owned stores, including but not limited to;
-Prepare the management accounts for approximately 10 retail owned stores to a very strict and time constrained 3-day month end.
-Liaise regularly with our owned stores (nationwide) to collate all the financial information required.
-Discuss the monthly accounts with our business development managers and owned stores to offer financial advice and business improvements
-Manage and collect outstanding customer debts
-Post all transactions onto Sage and prepare monthly accounts
-Processing and approving purchase orders and invoices
-Assisting with other financial duties across other business divisions as required
-Preparation of financial and KPI business reporting as required
-Financial control and compliance, including cost management, to create a robust, efficient and effective financial environment
-Processing of all VAT returns, monthly PAYE and CIS subcontractor returns as required
-Preparation of statutory financial statements
Skills & Experience
·Qualified ACA/ACCA/ CIMA or by experience
·Proven experience in managing the intense 3-day month end process
·Strong IT and excel skills/ reporting (plus other MS applications)
·Strong accounting and book-keeping skills
·Experienced in preparing cash flow forecasts
·Trained in meeting challenging deadlines
·Good communication skills
·Experience in retail is a strong advantage
·Familiarity with SAP and Epicor
·Work experience in an international environment
Education, training and qualifications
-Experience in a similar role is essential
-Experience with retail is desirable
-Excellent accounting and book-keeping skills
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities & Experience
-Ability to organise and prioritise
-Good communication skills (written & verbal)
-Pleasant telephone manner, polite and courteous
-Experienced Microsoft Office user
Personal Attributes and Characteristics
-Diligent, accurate and attention to detail
-Organised & Proactive
-Open minded and willing to learn
-Positive can do attitude!