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Financial Control Accountant

Employer
B&Q
Location
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary
£45,000 - £55,000
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice, Retail and wholesale
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Working within the Financial Control team to oversee the cashflow forecasting process across the B&Q UK & Ireland entities as well as owning projects in relation to the development of our chart of accounts and the preparation of statutory accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Owning and managing the B&Q UK and Ireland end to end cash forecasting process, driving continuous improvement whilst managing key stakeholder relationships inside and outside of Finance.
  • Subject matter expert in cashflow forecasting and reporting. This includes ownership of direct versus indirect cashflow reconciliation, ensuring control accounts and controls across both onshore and offshore teams, ensuring integrity is maintained and identification/resolution of any areas of discrepancy and /or risk.
  • Manage the Sales and COGS reconciliation process between Commercial MI and SAP General Ledgers. This involves working with various stakeholders to ensure alignment and a clear view on reconciling items for both actuals and forecast.
  • Collaborating with wider finance teams on significant accounting risk areas within the business and using technical expertise to propose approach and solutions, specifically in relation to aligning our internal Chart of Accounts with the Group guidance.
  • Review of balance sheet accounts and sign off in accordance with internal frameworks.
  • Preparation and review of the statutory accounts for B&Q entities as required.
  • Provide support to our external auditors as required.

WHAT WE NEED:

  • Good understanding of financial accounting standards (IFRS) and experience in technical accounting roles / audit.
  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant
  • Good communication style critical as stakeholders are non-office based, often remote in Poland, meaning that simplicity and clarity are vital, particularly where it relates to the reinforcement of critical processes.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Strong team player.
  • Flexible and deadline-orientated, able to work under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel.
  • SAP & HFM experience beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels.

Company

‘Why B&Q?

Behind every rescued DIY disaster and every ambitious household project, we're there. Holding it all together. Making it all happen. From all walks of life, with all kinds of skills, it's our differences that unify us. And our ambition that drives us. We're the people who can, who will and who do. Who work as one, for everyone.’

Why B&Q?

Behind every rescued DIY disaster and every ambitious household project, we're there. Holding it all together. Making it all happen. From all walks of life, with all kinds of skills, it's our differences that unify us. And our ambition that drives us. We're the people who can, who will and who do. Who work as one, for everyone.

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