Suzuki Weston-Super-Mare and Peugeot Weston-Super-Mare Job: Management Accountant - Howards Group
  • Howards Motor Group

    01934 428844

    Searle Crescent, Weston-super-Mare
    BS23 3YX



    01934 332600

    Searle Crescent, Weston-super-Mare
    BS23 3YX



  • Management Accountant - Howards Group

    Date Added:
    17 June 2024

    Suzuki Weston-Super-Mare
    Peugeot Weston-Super-Mare

    £28,000 - £32,000 gross per annum

    Closing Date:
    09 July 2024

    Contract Type:
    Full Time and Permanent

    Job Reference:



    This is a high-profile role within the Howards Motor Group Head Office finance team is based at our Peugeot/Suzuki retailer in Weston super Mare.  This opportunity will suit an ambitious and proactive individual who can consistently deliver timely and accurate financial reporting to a wide range of stakeholders across the business. Howards is a multi-site automotive retailer group, operating a wide portfolio of manufacturer brands at locations in WSM, Taunton, Yeovil and Dorchester.

    You will support the accounts team with the preparation of monthly management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and Group accounts consolidation, within the published timetable. Annually, you will be involved in the preparation of budgets and year end accounts and schedules. The role is strongly focused on business improvement and the desire to increase efficiency of accounts processes to support overall productivity.

    Key Skills:

    • Minimum AAT Level 4 or studying towards ACCA or CIMA.
    • Strong communicator across various platforms and ability to align people’s activities to a common goal.
    • Advanced Excel is a necessity for this role e.g. Pivot Tables, complex forumulas and data analytic techniques.
    • Deadline driven and able to work under pressure.
    • Good understanding of industry KPIs and able to interpret management accounts to identify areas of improvement.
    • Able to follow specific process/instructions and able to work independently to deliver delegated projects.
    • Experience of automotive software Keyloop ‘Drive’ (formerly CDK) or Kerridge Rev 8 is advantageous, but not essential.
    • Comfortable in travelling and facilitating meetings with other key employees across all Howards locations, including Finance Team members and other key Managers.

    What we offer in return

    • Good Basic Salary 
    • Generous Holiday Allowance - Increasing with service
    • Pension Scheme with a well known and established provider
    • Discounted MOT & Service costs and car purchase scheme
    • Employee Long Service Recognition Scheme
    • Life Assurance Scheme from day one
    • On the job training and franchise training
    • Great career opportunities

    How to apply

    Please click through on the link below to upload your CV.

    Closing Date & Interviews

    The closing date will be midnight on 9 July, 2024. 

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer and are committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. If you require any specific accommodations during the interview process, please let us know.


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  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. Company Number: 1108986

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.