Financial Accountant

Finance

Job Number: 2361

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

DESCRIPTION

 

Finance at Dixons Carphone is embarking upon a significant transformation which will ultimately make it a world class Finance function fit for the future & allow the team to support, challenge & drive the business agenda moving forward.  

 

It is an exciting time to join this rapidly evolving function, within a fast paced high profile UK Retailer.  This role will require an analytical mind, commercial insight and the passion to work as part of our Accounting and Control (Centre of Excellence) team that will become a key pillar of Finance. If you have a proven track record of delivering high quality results then this role may be for you!

 

The jobholder will own the key financial processes and control environment for the Dixons and Carphone Marketing areas, ensuring a timely and accurate set of accounts are delivered each period.

 

You will:

 

  • Run the financial processes including month end, balance sheet, P&L and cash inputs for Marketing
  • Ensure accounting treatments are in line with relevant accounting standards and minimum control standards
  • Own the accounting for complex areas and areas of judgement including marketing e-commerce, advertising, media accruals
  • Communicate clearly  to other areas of finance and the business
  • Deliver process improvement to standardise processes across the brands and the various areas
  • Identify risks and opportunities and mitigate where required
  • Creatively drive value through identification of accounting and business opportunities
  • Support the key budgeting and forecasting processes (as required), in particular through provision of actual costs and balances with insights into key drivers and movements
  • Advise on  the financial accounting implications of new revenue streams and transactions, seeking guidance where necessary and ensuring optimal treatments are implemented 
  • Work closely with the shared service centres and other financial control teams to ensure the operations are efficient and financial results well controlled
  • Continually identify opportunities to drive business profit and team efficiency

 

You will need:

 

  • Strong academics and be a Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent), with  post-qualification experienced gained within a commercial organisation
  • Relevant Financial Accounting experience 
  • An ability to manage and influence Senior Stakeholders
  • Effective communication skills at all levels including Director Level
  • Strong problem solving skills, with an ability to analyse and understand complex data and situations to recommend the optimal solution
  • Confidence to make robust commercial decisions without the benefit of complete information
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver against multiple objectives

 

Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

 

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.

 

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