Capex Financial Accountant

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Role Responsibility

Online and in-stores across the country, our experts are bringing customers’ dreams to life. To continue being the best at what we do, we need the very best people. The big dreamers, go-getters and team players who thrive in fast-paced, high-energy environments. 

With over 30 years at the forefront of an ever-evolving industry, we’re always looking for new ways to improve.  Embracing new ideas and offering flexible solutions, both digitally and in-store to delight our customers, enhance their shopping experience and inspire our colleagues. And our work is only just beginning. 

It’s not all number crunching in the finance department at Carpetright. We’re here to support each area of the business, ensuring they have the right data to make the best decisions. We’re right up there with the latest systems and analytics, not to mention our first-class training and apprenticeships. So, if you’re looking to fast forward your career in finance, this is the place to be. 



Role Purpose



The Management Accountant is required to take ownership of several key areas of financial reporting and analysis whilst partnering with various heads of departments. Responsibilities will include Month End postings, assisting in budgeting & forecasting for fixed assets, management accounts preparation  and ad hoc financial analysis


Key Responsibilities


  • Maintain fixed assets systems and register to include disposals, impairments, acquisitions, additions, profit and loss and the posting of depreciation
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset from our ERP system to load into the reporting system
  • Maintain fixed asset WIP report in conjunction with project managers
  • Management commentary regarding variance for capital expenditure
  • Create and maintain register of capital projects
  • Review capital projects purchase orders as necessary
  • Complete project budget revisions/amendments as required by project managers
  • Review of monthly repairs and maintenance costs monthly to identify capital spends in conjunction with budget holders and to query posted transactions where necessary
  • Repairs and maintenance stores accruals and prepayments
  • Store costs allocation for Music services, forklift trucks repairs and maintenance, forklift trucks hire and container hire
  • Complete quarterly survey submission to Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Business Statistics Services for Capital expenditure for UK and ROI respectively
  • Update capex form with new vendors and store numbers as required
  • Assist project managers with project queries and resolution as required
  • Support the production of monthly management accounts
  • Detailed analysis & reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Produce budgets and forecasts for specific store cost lines
  • Assist with Year End audits deliverables as required
  • System testing as and when required
  • Developing detailed financial models to help review key business drivers



Person Specification


Qualifications and Experience  


  • Part-qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA), AAT qualified or accounting Bachelor degree - essential
  • Working knowledge of double-entry book-keeping - essential
  • Experience of budgeting and stakeholder communication - essential
  • Intermediate Excel including SUMIFS, VLOOKUPS & pivot tables - essential
  • Experience of a multi-site retail/FMCG environment – desirable



Personal Qualities



  • Strong verbal & written communicator
  • Ability to deliver results within tight deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Highly analytical with keen attention to detail
  • Pro-active and confident in managing multiple projects, able to prioritise and delegate accordingly
  • Can-do attitude and approachable to a diverse range of stakeholders


Measures of success

  • Accurate period end results with full analytical review
  • Timely and accurate management accounting
  • Clear and effective reporting to support decision making
  • Ability to deliver to strict reporting deadlines
  • Flexibility to work within a team and pick up new tasks as required


Join us on our mission to deliver the best, and in return we’ll give you all the support and training you need to learn new skills, take on more responsibility and become the very best at what you do.  Proud to be creating beautiful homes, proud to be driving the customer journey in the fast lane, and proud to be one of us. 

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