Franchise Financial Controller

Lookers Head Office

Contract Type: Permanent, Job ref. req12885

Market leading employee benefits

Extremely competitive salary and benefits package including company car, bonus and private healthcare

Base location flexible, the role will require an element of travel

Here at Lookers plc we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified accountant to join us as a Franchise Financial Controller. Reporting to the Director of Finance Commercial, the successful candidate will control and oversee all financial and administrative activities within the relevant franchise group. To work in conjunction with group, the franchise director and their management team to achieve financial objectives through the provision of robust and accurate financial reporting.

They will be responsible for the management of divisional accounting and sales administration teams, ensuring that management accounts are submitted accurately and in accordance with reporting deadlines. In conjunction with the Franchise Director, they will lead financial and operational business reviews, as well as supporting specific investigations into dealership and departmental performance.

The successful candidate will be confident at building relationships at all levels, as they will be required to support colleagues in teams across the business, as well as maintain and develop brand relationships.

The post holder will also conduct formal balance sheet reviews, support with cost control and ensure the production of all statutory information including VAT and Tax returns in line with statutory requirements, so should have extensive experience in these areas.

A confident leader, the Franchise Financial Controller will manage the Accounting and Administration teams; agreeing their personal and business objectives and carry out regular performance appraisals, maintaining standards of performance and assisting with the review and implementation of employee pay plans.

If this opportunity is of interest, please apply now or for more information including a full job description, get in touch with

Why us…?

Lookers are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland. We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries plus;

  • Enhanced holidays that increase with service
  • Eligibility to join one of our car schemes
  • Critical illness cover after 2 years and Life Assurance
  • Smart Health – free access to support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Company car, bonus and private healthcare

We strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities. We have a great bunch of people and we like to celebrate and encourage success at all levels with our annual Lookers Excellence Awards. So? What are you waiting for?

Lookers are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.

If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role and responsibilities, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check.

Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received.

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