Ref: IT Dept, Lookers Head Office

Location Manchester
Closing date 01/01/2018

Management Accountant, IT Dept Manchester Head Office,

Lookers PLC

Competitive salary plus many other market leading benefits

Are you an influential and commercially savvy qualified (ACCA or CIMA) Management Accountant looking for a new challenge? Are you future-focused, detail orientated and able to strategically influence and challenge spending? Look no further, we have a fantastic opportunity for you within our ever expanding IT department.

The Management Accountant will play a pivotal and strategical role within our IT department as you will assume ownership for the departments spending and be tasked with the challenge of controlling this. You will develop a strong relationship and work very closely with the Group CFO and the Technology & Change Director to analyse matters such as Return on Investment and Benefit Realisation.

What will your responsibilities be?

Develop, coordinate, prepare and maintain all budgets with direct input from IT heads and Technology & Change Director to ensure ongoing expenditure monitored on “real time” basis.

Design, roll out and manage finance control processes around PO to invoice approval, IT team member expenses and authority matrix approval levels.

Work with the IT supplier and licensing management individuals ensuring sound governance around the deployment and management of licenses, and provides commercial support in procurement of new solutions/services.

Understand, recommend and implement Lookers finance standards around operations, capitalisation, leasing and amortisation policies for IT spend.

IT business case validation, and oversight; challenges business case assumptions and benchmarks the cost within market place of overall and individual IT project work.

Develops and delivers financial modelling using technology director input to create long-term expenditure planning and cost control.

Manages IT financial reporting from all business divisions creating financial reporting and analysis.

Works with the Technology Director and other key stake holders establish and monitor the allocations of cost and chargebacks to the various business units.

Works with the various Finance and Accounting functions within the business division to understand the drivers for IT spend, providing analysis and challenge on key areas.

Create cross divisional IT finance policies and procedures to ensure consistency across the business.

Understands and integrates acquisition IT spend into overall Lookers PLC IT budget.

Makes recommendations in the development of long range plans.

So what’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work & flexibility we will reward you with a competitive basic salary, great earning potential as well as the chance to work alongside our driven and enthusiastic team. Also on offer are opportunities for ongoing development, investment in brand training, an industry leading benefits package including car, enhanced holidays, critical illness cover, one year fully paid maternity leave and the opportunity of a long term career path with one of the UK’s Top Employers 2017!

Interested in finding out more? Please feel free to contact us, or send your CV to:

As a leader within the UK Automotive industry, representing over 30 different manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes and Ford across over 160 sites, Lookers has a reputation for delivering the highest quality of customer service, time and again. We know our people are our greatest asset and at the heart of our success and we truly believe that a happy team ensures happy customers so we live by our NICER values with regards to both our customers and each other….Nice, Informative, Caring, Enthusiastic and Responsive.

*Please disregard the closing date for this post - the advert will be taken down when a sufficient number of applications has been received*