Assistant Accountant

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Homebase. With our new owners, Bunnings, we’re changing how we do things and shifting up a gear. By joining us at the beginning, you’ll be able to help us create the best home improvement and garden business in the UK. And, because we understand that it’s you who will make this happen, you can be sure you’ll be working in a culture that’s geared to helping you give your best.

About the role:

To maintain accurate reporting and insightful analysis of transport costs and to ensure that the benefits expected are being delivered and tracked.

Key responsibilities will include:

Compiling weekly data reports and checking third party data files to ensure costs consistent with rate card and transport planning information;
Set-up new processes and review regularly to drive efficiencies.
Work alongside the Contract Management Team to feed into weekly and monthly reporting, with detailed analysis and summaries of contract performance against business case.
Work alongside the Planning team to create budgets/forecasts of new operation in current financial year and for next financial year
Adhoc support when required by senior management or business partners in relation to the transport operating.
Support & cover elsewhere in Logistics team as required
Work collaboratively with the wider financial reporting team and functional supports to provide an evolving service and support
Develop and maintain key business relationships with appropriate stakeholders within the Bunnings Group

Person specification:

Sets themselves high standards and is proactive and energetic in pursuit of accuracy and excellence
Action orientated – able to accommodate high volume of work
Able to absorb and apply new concepts, adding value to other people’s ideas.
Calm under pressure
Adopt Continuous Improvement methodology to challenge current working practices
Must be AAT qualified.

Key Skills:

Proficient at excel
The ability to present effective understandable information to all levels of management
Able to apply management accounting theory in appropriate business context
Able to articulate issues with clarity and conviction
Able to multi-task while maintaining priorities and meeting deadlines. Can handle a large and varied workload
Strong attention to detail
Able to build working relationships easily with all key functions in organisation and is able to influence others where there is no direct line of reporting
Has worked in analytical capacity and can demonstrate link between analysis and process improvement / cost reduction

What we offer:

On top of a competitive salary and a variety of benefits, Homebase has won awards for its development programmes, so you’ll be in good hands. From the outset, we’ll ensure you have all the training you need to do your job and support you in creating a development plan that puts you in charge of your professional growth.

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