Financial Accountant (Reward & Payroll)

Finance

Job Number: 17497

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

Financial Accountant - Rewards & Payroll

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finance Accounting COE as a Financial Accountant. The jobholder will own the key financial processes and control environment for the Dixons and Carphone Reward and Payroll areas along with assisting the wider accounting and control team.

 

The role will include elements of business partnering as you will be liaising with sales teams and HRBP’s to collate data for the monthly payroll and set the bonus structures for the main chain stores. 

 

You will:

  • Run the financial processes including month end, balance sheet, P&L and cash inputs for reward and payroll
  • 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 bonus 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
  • Budgeting and Forecasting – support these key processes as required in particular through provision of actual costs and balances with insights into key drivers and movements
  • Accounting advice – 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
  • Drive performance- continually identify opportunities to drive business profit and team efficiency
  • Own the Carphone Warehouse main chains store targeting process for retail sales and Knowhow along with working with BI with periodic publications of store P&L’s.
  • Audit and review bonus calculations and payments.

 

You will need:

  • A strong academic background (to Degree level)
  • A recognised Accounting Qualification (ACA/ ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)- this role would suit a recently qualified accountant
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with an ability to manage and influence senior stakeholders 
  • Accounting and Financial Management skills – able to apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas and explain clearly to others 
  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills – able to tell a complex story in a compelling manner via all means of communication 
  • Problem Solving – able to analyse and understand complex data and situations to recommend the optimal solution

 

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.