Stock Accountant

Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
01 Feb 2023
03 Feb 2023
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Responsible for the accurate and efficient reporting of Screwfix stock and the related provision of information to group and other internal departments.

This is a hybrid role, where you'll be based in our Head Office in Yeovil 3 days a week, working flexibly around the core office hours of 10am-3pm.
  • Ensure strong internal controls are in place to manage and safeguard Stock whilst enabling operational efficiency. Identify opportunities to make controls more effective and enhance Commercial results
  • Proactive development of Stock accounting and reconciliation processes to enhance control, ensure alignment with group policies and deliver process efficiencies
  • Management of month-end and BAU stock team processes to ensure all accounting entries are complete and accurately reflect the Stock value across the business
  • Build strong relationships with the commercial and operational teams, both in Head Office and on-site across the Screwfix DC and Store Network to embed stock management processes and behaviours & drive a greater understanding of stock movements
  • Proactive business partnering finance to ensure all colleagues have a clear understanding of P&L impacts of Stock movements. Deliver the information required to provide commercial support to the rest of the business
  • Ownership of stock provisioning and other stock adjustment, ensuring accurate calculation and reporting alongside alignment with Kingfisher group accounting policies
  • Manage FX/Hedging requirement information provision and reporting
  • Ensure all Group submissions are submitted accurately and on time with appropriate supporting information and commentary
  • Assist with understanding and delivery of internal and external audit requirements
  • Complete/review statutory and other returns relating to Stock ensuring accurate and timely submission
  • Effectively support the Forecasting and budgeting processes, providing accurate and timely information and delivering reports with meaningful and succinct supporting commentary as required
  • Manage the balance sheet reconciliation process ensuring robust review of all balances to ensure the stock statements accurately reflect the true stock position each month alongside ensuring the stock balance accounts are rigorously and effectively managed in line with group policy
  • Act as SME and actively identify and participate in systems/process-improvement projects and standardisation of processes within the business and the wider group.
  • Effective team management of Stock Assistants, to encourage personal and professional development whilst ensuring effective delivery of the Stock Team responsibilities. Encourage wide collaboration to develop and enhance the Stock Team outputs and reputation both within and outside finance.
  • Demonstrate Kingfisher and Screwfix values and behaviours at all times
  • Fully qualified accountant (e.g. CIMA or ACCA) with a minimum of 3 years PQE in a similar industry/organisation
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels to a wide variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing
Technical Skills:
  • Strong accounting background
  • Experience working with Stock reporting essential
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications particularly Excel essential with ability to manage volume data efficiently whilst retaining attention to detail
  • Experience of CODA GL and Oracle BI an advantage
  • Ability to effectively manage and motivate team members, natural collaborator who engages others and is positive at all times
Sense of Urgency:
  • Quickly assimilates and digests information to support effective and timely delivery
  • Persists in the face of obstacles or challenges
  • Takes personal responsibility for delivering results
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and deliver to challenging deadlines
Intellectual Curiosity:
  • Makes progress and remains focused under ambiguous and complex situations
  • Seeks opportunities to learn and grow professionally, collaborating with other experts across the business to deliver the stock reporting team goals
  • Identifies opportunities to simplify and expedite processing using automation wherever possible
  • Strong ability to explain complex information succinctly and clearly
Prudent Risk Taking:

• Demonstrable ability to exercise sound judgement and make appropriate decisions and escalate for approval when required

  • 33 days' holiday
  • Award winning pension scheme - up to 14% Kingfisher contribution
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Discounted healthcare and life cover
  • Loyalty recognition & company share save scheme
  • In-house training and development
Sustainability at Screwfix

We are committed to running our operations sustainably and supporting our customers to make sustainable choices. We want every colleague to feel involved and to champion sustainability in their area, ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of how we work.

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