Euro car parts Ltd

Financial Reporting Manager

Tamworth, Staffordshire
Up to £65000
06 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Company Overview

Euro Car Parts is part of LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and market leader in collision repair and recycled parts in North America and Europe, with an annualized turnover exceeding $8 billion worldwide and more than 40,000 employees across 21 countries.

Euro Car Parts is the fastest growing, largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK, with more than 8,000 employees and over 200 branches nationwide.

Euro Car Parts has the passion, high energy, tenacity and “will to win” that are the driving forces behind its consistent growth and the pursuit of £1bn turnover.

Job title: Financial Reporting Manager

Reports to: Head of Reporting & Accounting

Role summary:

Overall responsibility for:

  • Control and development of internal group reporting including monthly, quarterly and annual submissions to LKQ Corporation;
  • Development and production of external reporting including ONS returns and UK statutory accounts (including management of UK statutory audits);
  • Technical accounting expertise including acquisition accounting and USGAAP; and
  • Fixed asset accounting.

Reports: One

    Role Description

Key responsibilities

  • Production and timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packs to LKQ Corporation
  • Driving improvements in financial reporting pack production
  • Owner of process improvement initiatives e.g. implementation of COGNOS
  • Manager of fixed asset accounting and monthly, quarterly and annual fixed asset reporting
  • Owner of monthly intercompany reconciliation and agreement
  • Owner of accounting for new acquisitions and group structure changes
  • Owner of non-trading trial balances including elimination, GAAP and legacy entities
  • Preparation of monthly USGAAP accounting adjustments
  • Guardian of SOX control compliance during close processes
  • Departmental impact assessor for changes in UKGAAP and USGAAP
  • Technical accounting expert for the finance department
  • Management of timely production and submission of Office for National Statistics returns
  • Preparation of UK statutory accounts
  • Liaison with external auditors and management of UK statutory audits
  • Ad hoc support to finance department

Key stakeholders

  • Finance leadership team
  • LKQ Corporate Tax team
  • External auditors
  • Operational finance teams

The candidate

  • ACA or ICAS qualified
  • Minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience in Big 4 audit / large corporate
  • Superior technical accounting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Prepared to be hands-on