Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 Sep 2012
Due to our continued expansion we have an exciting opportunity for a Management Accounts Assistant to join our busy accounting team based in our Head Office in Edinburgh.
Cheque Centre was founded in 1996 and is one of the UK's leading alternative retail financial services companies with over 450 stores throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are currently in an exciting phase of growth and our expansion plans are set to continue for the future. The success of our business is down to the hard working, passionate and committed colleagues in our stores nationwide and our Head Office, based in Edinburgh.
Cash Generator Holdings, Limited (CGL), headquartered in Farnworth, Bolton, United Kingdom, is a buy, sell and loan discount retailer which offers new and used retail goods, currency exchange services and instant cash services through payday advances, pawn-broking and check cashing. CGL serves its customers via a store network that is well distributed across the United Kingdom and via the web (www.cashgenerator.co.uk). As of June 1, 2012, CGL owned 57 of its 198 stores; the remaining are franchised. CGL is currently well positioned for future growth and expansion.
Both Cheque Centre and Cash Generator offer instant cash solutions to our varied customer base via a number of different products which include:-
- Short-Term Loans
- Cheque Cashing
- Currency Exchange
- Western Union Money Transfer Services
- Pre-paid MasterCard
- Gold Purchasing
- Purchase and Sale of previously-owned Retail Goods in high demand
- Product Financing
Reporting to the Management Accountant, and working within a fast paced Finance Team, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a solid management accounting background and should constantly strive for innovation and change.
This is a key role within the Finance Department with scope for continued growth and development, which requires an ambitious candidate who can add real value to the team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
§ Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts
§ Completion of monthly and weekly balance sheet reconciliations
§ Responsible for producing, timely and accurate financial information for other business users
§ Assist with weekly sales & franchise fee invoicing
§ Provide cover for other team members, including sales ledger and banking administration
§ Building strong working relationships with other business units, external franchisees and company stores.
§ Provide assistance to other accountants in the day to day running of the finance function
KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
- Previous experience of working within a fast paced finance team
- Part qualified or qualified through proven industry experience
- Quality orientated – accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; accurately checking documentation.
- Ability to build positive working relationships with colleagues and other teams throughout the Cheque Centre and Cash Generator
- Managing Work – effectively priorities workload ensuring tasks and projects are completed efficiently and deadlines are met.
- Flexibility and adaptability – able to adapt well to change.
- Self motivated – able to work on your own, staying focused and using your own initiative to make autonomous decisions.
- Willingness to learn
- Good (intermediate) Microsoft Excel skills
- Team player with the ability to communicate at all levels
- Innovative individual-able to suggest and implement changes to practices and procedures
Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Building Strategic Working Relationships
Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills
Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
Technical Knowledge & Skills - proven track record of using Outlook, Word and Excel.
About The Cheque Centre
Cheque Centre was founded in 1996 and is one of the UK's leading alternative retail financial services companies with over 450 stores throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are currently in an exciting phase of growth and our expansion plans are set to continue for the future! We offer instant cash solutions to our varied customer base via a number of different products which include:- • Short Term Loans • Cheque Cashing • Currency Exchange • Gold & Mobile Phone Purchasing • Western Union Money Transfer Services • Pre-paid Mastercard The success of our business is down to the hard working, passionate and committed colleagues in our stores nationwide and our Head Office, based in Edinburgh. Working together, as one team, we ensure that for every customer, every time, a fast and friendly service is provided, treating all customers with the highest respect and confidence.