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Finance & Accounting


Bolton Hybrid

Job Overview

About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our Logistics Finance team as an Assistant Accountant. As our Assistant Account, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of Finance for vehicles and property in Logistics (Expert) such as Financial Control, Reporting, and Management Accounts.

You’ll be focused on improving our understanding and monitoring of costs in the business. This will be through both improving our processes and digging into the detail of what is going through the ledgers.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • You’ll have ownership of the P&L and Balance sheet categories related to vehicle and property assets and you’ll need to work with the Commercial Finance Team to pull together weekly P&L forecasts and rolling monthly forecasts for assets.
  • You’ll support the analysing WOW forecast variances and weekly / monthly actual to weekly/monthly budget variances with the Commercial team. You’d need to analyse the cost to identify missing costs, overcharges, and opportunities for savings.
  • You’ll need to work with the Purchase Ledger team to monitor the PO process/invoices to ensure costs are being appropriately captured.
  • It is vital that you ensure the appropriate application of IFRS16 within weekly / monthly actuals and forecasts.
  • You’ll need to calculate and posting of month-end journals and control account reconciliations as well as update and reviewing of the daily cash flow forecast.

A Few Things About You

  • Take ownership of tasks, demonstrates good time management to achieve task completion, and utilises time effectively
  • Demonstrates creative thinking when solving problems, establishes the issue and options available, and has confidence in decision making
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, adapt to change, and have a 'can do' way of thinking.
  • Ability to communicate well and influence various stakeholders across the business
  • Acts as a role model for other team members
  • Resilience when working to tight deadlines and managing multiple priorities.
  • Experience of working in a similar role and newly qualified or in the final stages of studies (CIMA/ACA/ACCA). Desire to further career and develop skills.
  • Experience in excel (sumifs, vlookup, pivots) and ability to effectively deal with large volumes of data.

A Bit About Us

We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas. We launched in 2000 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.

Our customers and now our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy. We’ve even launched in new territories throughout Europe. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.

But, we’re determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through. We need to care about people, and we always like to have a little fun as we do it.

Why Choose AO?

It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.

We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it.

"Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different."

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership.

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