Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) is a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Group; a US listed company and the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket spare parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
The group has global revenues of US$ 18 Billion with operations in North America, Europe and Australasia. The UK Group has annualised sales of c.£700m.
The UK Group is a dynamic business growing both organically and by acquisition. Operating from over 250 locations and employing over 4,000 staff in the UK.
The central finance and administration function is based in Bradford.
Alliance Automotive Procurement Ltd (AAP) is the central procurement business of the European Group, consolidating all purchasing of automotive products in one legal entity.
Since its creation in 2008 turnover has grown to over £900m, with more than 50% of this relating to the UK Group.
The Position Financial Data Controller
AAP is currently recruiting a Financial Data Controller to join the UK Finance team in Bradford and be responsible for the processing, validation and reconciliation of financial data within the central procurement company.
Managing the input and output of large volumes of financial data and reporting financial information from a bespoke ledger system, the role will include the following;
Overseeing the daily import, posting and reconciliation of a large volume of transactional data
Reviewing exception reports and identifying and correcting data errors or anomalies
Reviewing systems performance and identifying system issues
Managing system upgrades and liaising with internal and external IT providers
Designing and implementing internal system controls to provide quality assurance over financial data
Troubleshooting and fixing finance related system issues
Liaising with customers and suppliers, to reconcile ledger positions, develop electronic invoicing relationships where viable and retain accuracy of XML transfers / submissions
Providing Financial information to the Senior Finance team, to aid Management and Statutory reporting and Audit
Designing reports for Finance and Operational colleagues, using SQL and Excel
The Group has a strict structure of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, so the applicants need to be comfortable working to externally imposed deadlines and providing quick responses to all stakeholders.
Formal accountancy training and qualification preferred
Excel proficiency to a high standard
SQL proficiency to an intermediate standard
Ability to compile, analyse and review data to a high level of accuracy
High level of organisation, able to manage own workload to meet tight deadlines
Very high attention to detail and drive to ensure accuracy and consistency
Enthusiastic individual that is keen to learn, get involved and improve processes
Team player, who is keen to build relationships with colleagues both above and below them in the Finance, IT and Operational teams
Good communication skills, both written and verbally