Financial Accountant - reward and payroll

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Lenka Preiss Lenka Preiss Senior CoE positions

Why should you choose us?

Due to an expansion of our Finance department, we are looking for Financial Accountant for reward and payroll, whose purpose will be:
  • Own the key financial processes and control environment for the Dixons and Carphone rewards and payroll area;
  • Deliver a timely and accurate set of accounts each period;
  • The area is well controlled and the related balance sheets are fully understood and reconciled
  • Enable clear two-way communication with the other areas of finance and the business so that the financial results are accurate and understood by all parties.

What will you do?

Run the financial processes including month end, balance sheet, P&L and cash inputs for reward and payroll areas:
  • Process the month end in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Understand and reconcile the related balance sheet accounts;
  • Communicate results and status clearly to other areas of finance and the business;
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting processes as required in particular through provision of actual costs and balances with insights into key drivers and movements;
  • Operate autonomously on a day to day basis, seeking out guidance where ambiguity exists; and
  • Manage multiple senior stakeholders and challenge those stakeholders in certain circumstances.

Be the accounting owner for reward and payroll:
  • Implement and monitor accounting treatments to make sure they are in line with relevant accounting standards and minimum control standards;
  • Own the accounting for complex areas and areas of judgement including bonus accruals; and
  • Advise on the financial accounting implications of reward structures and transactions, seeking guidance where necessary and implement optimal treatments.

Deliver process improvement to standardise processes across the brands and the various areas:
  • Delivery process improvements to standardise processes across the brands and areas
  • Identify risks and opportunities and mitigate where required;
  • Drive value through identification of accounting and business opportunities;
  • Work closely with the shared service centres and other financial control teams so that the operations are efficient and financial results well controlled; and
  • Identify opportunities to drive business profit and team efficiency.

What can you learn in our team?
  • You can master SAP, Oracle, HFM and Essbase
  • You will learn more about retail business specifics and increase your business understanding
  • You will be given space to prove your process improvements skills and look for efficiencies
  • Besides this, you can participate on workshops and trainings ranging from Excel and Process mapping to ACCA exams

and many more, all delivered by fantastic internal and external trainers. You can even become one of them!

Now you’re probably wondering what skills and knowledge we expect from you? Well…

  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant
  • Retail and commercial experience
  • Stakeholder management – Manage and influence senior stakeholders
  • Accounting and financial management - Apply financial knowledge to commercial and operational areas and explain clearly to others
  • English - written and verbal communication skills – able to tell a complex story in a compelling manner via all means of communication
  • Problem solving – Analyse and understand complex data and situations to recommend the optimal solution
  • Results focused – Delivers work end to end to conclusion in a planned and controlled manner.

What we offer to make you happier?

  • Modern office right in the city centre with an amazing terrace
  • Team buildings where we get a chance to get to know each other more (even with UK colleagues)
  • Soft skills training and language courses so you can activate both sides of your brain
  • Opportunity to turn your career - we offer each new position or internship to you first
  • You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system
  • Bonus and loyalty scheme, sick days
  • 25 vacation days, lunch vouchers, contribution to pension scheme and a gym membership
  • You can turn off your brain and recharge in our chill out space or relax room
  • Some days are full of fruits, other are full of sports
  • Plenty of social events and charity activities (Christmas party, boat party, ice hockey tournament, summer BBQ, Halloween concert, regular team buildings and much more)

Not the right fit?

Get in touch with us directly via to discuss what else we can offer you.

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