Job Openings Management Accountant

About the job Management Accountant

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Management Accounts team at our Head Office in Plymouth and be involved with producing all the company's management accounting information. There are well established strong accounting systems and controls in place to help you and you will be part of a dedicated team of eight, comprising of a Senior Management Accountant, two Management Accountants and five Assistant Management Accountants. There are separate Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger teams. You will be engaging with the Directors and Managers to add value to the management accounts.

We are looking for a qualified Management Accountant who is passionate and wants to make themselves known in the business. You will need to be a confident communicator, team player, excellent with systems and have a high level of attention to detail. The company excels at supporting continuous development of our team across the business to help everyone reach their full potential. Previous motor trade experience isn't essential and a full comprehensive induction will be given to the successful candidate.

We can provide financial and practical assistance with relocation expenses if you are looking to relocate to Plymouth or the surrounding area to join us. Devon and Cornwall provide a wide variety of fantastic places to live and also to have a great life outside of work.

The Role

We are looking for a Management Accountant, reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, to ensure that proper systems and procedures relating to accounting matters are fully implemented in order to produce accurate and timely reports and accounts for all Sales and Indirects departments.

Key Responsibilities & Accountability

  • Ensure that the dealer management system Drive and InforPM operates efficiently in order to produce accurate reporting for all Sales departments.
  • Prepare summary operating control figures for all Sales departments in conjunction with the RWA reporting system.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts for Sales departments to established timescales. Ensure Sales Checklist is completed monthly and review with the Senior Management Accountant.
  • Work with the Sales Director and Managers to ensure that the monthly management accounts are understood and any necessary corrective action is taken.
  • Analyse the monthly management accounts in order to highlight areas to improve profitability.
  • Ensure company accounting procedures and policies are being followed correctly by Managers and Departments. Where necessary provide corrective training and follow up this training to ensure its success.
  • Submit monthly composite data for all franchises in accordance with manufacturers requirements and deadlines. Review composite reports for any anomalies with particular regard to the statistics. Submit annual business plans to the required deadlines. Distribute dealer composite reports.
  • Account for and administer a Manufacturer Parts agreement.
  • Produce schedules, reconciliations and reports required for monthly and statutory audit purposes.
  • Ensure that all nominal accounts are reconciled regularly and investigate and resolve outstanding balances.
  • Maintain asset registers for all company vehicles and other fixed assets scheduling monthly depreciation and finance repayment liabilities.
  • Compile annual budgets in consultation with Managers and Directors.


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA).
  • Strong academic background (Degree & A levels or equivalent).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Driving licence to enable occasional site visits.

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) with some flexibility on start / finish times within our office hours of 8.30 - 18.00.
  • Potential for one day a week working from home after completion of probationary period.


£46,000 per annum dependent on experience/qualifications.


Marsh Mills, Plymouth, PL6 8AY

Company Benefits

  • A competitive salary
  • Vospers holiday accrual scheme - starts at 22 days (not including bank holidays) per annum pro rata and increases with length of service up to 25 days
  • Life Assurance (2 x Salary)
  • A paid day off for your birthday
  • Half-day paid leave on Christmas Eve
  • Paid sick & compassionate leave
  • Paid jury service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Vospers Exclusive motoring discounts
  • Staff discounts scheme including discounted gym membership, shopping, eating out and much more
  • Bike to work scheme after qualifying period
  • Loyalty and long service awards
  • Staff & Customer referral scheme

About Us

Vospers has been the home of motoring in the South West for over 70 years and our success is built by and through our people. We have over 600 talented staff across our various sites throughout the West country; at its heart Vospers is still very much a family company.

We are proud that so many of our people stay with us and develop their careers at Vospers over the long term. Over 100 of our staff have completed between 10 and 40 years' service with the company.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.