Job Title: Finance Manager – Fixed Assets & IFRS16
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Job Type: Full Time

Here at Wickes we are looking to recruit a Finance Manager to manage fixed assets and IFRS16 lease accounting; helping to ensure robust financial control and reporting.

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant ACCA or equivalent, who has experience with managing a fixed asset register, while maintaining and enhancing financial controls. Sound knowledge of IFRS16 leases would also be highly desirable for this position.

This role will also involve managing two Analysts, therefore people management experience is also important.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all fixed assets and capex reporting requirements ensuring the Group’s capitalisation policies and control processes are working effectively

  • Oversee fixed asset register period end processes such as asset additions, disposals, depreciation etc.

  • Ownership of the Group’s IFRS16 control and reporting including responsibility for the lease accounting system

  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations for fixed assets and IFRS 16 ensuring reconciling items are investigated and resolved

  • Analyse project costs, working with relevant teams to ensure costs are recorded accurately

  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and 5-year plans for fixed assets and IFRS 16 for both balance sheet and p&l

  • Provide information and insight to stakeholders such as finance business partners, store managers, operations teams, etc. as and when required to help shape and deliver strategies of the wider business

  • Assist with interim and year-end external audits and internal audits as necessary

  • Manage and develop two direct reports

What are we looking for:

  • Qualified accountant ACCA or equivalent 

  • Familiar with capex reporting and managing a fixed asset register

  • Maintaining and enhancing financial controls

  • Experience managing people

  • Knowledge of IFRS 16 – Leases

  • Knowledge of IAS 16 – Property, Plant & Equipment

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Proactive; using self-initiative

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

What can we offer you?

You’ll be supported with fantastic learning and development and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us.

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes 

  • Competitive bonus

  • Private Medical Healthcare

  • Save-as-you-earn scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Colleague discount 

  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme

Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. 

About Us: 

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  

But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its winning trait; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

Please note: All offers of employment are subject to DBS / background checks

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