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01254 919000

[email protected]

Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU


Hippo Motor Group is recruiting for an accountant to join our expanding accounts department. The successful candidate will have previous experience in an accountant position, ideally within the motor trade, and some experience in processing payroll. The accounts department is exciting and vibrant and stands out from most, offering an excellent working environment.

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£30-£35k DOE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Bank reconciliations daily
  • PAYE check and make payment on the due date
  • Full balance sheet reconciliation each month-end
  • Balance intercompany transactions and ensure arm’s length policy followed
  • VAT – prepare and check the quarterly return.  Post online and make payment
  • Deal with HMRC for any queries on PAYE and VAT
  • Monthly management accounts – process necessary journals, review, prepare accounts ready for presentation
  • Help prepare budgets and report on overspends
  • Work with credit control department to ensure aged debtors are minimised
  • Work with accounts payable to ensure suppliers paid in a timely manner
  • Manage returned vehicles and ensure suppliers repay in a timely manner
  • Assist and support the production of payroll
  • Manage day-to-day transactions effectively
  • To work proactively in regard to developing the accounts department
  • To ensure any decisions or changes are authorised by the Head of Finance
  • To maintain a work rate and level that falls in line to achieve the company’s objectives
  • To produce all necessary reports
  • Follow all company procedures
  • To treat your colleagues and the workplace with respect

*Responsibilities could change depending on your level of experience

  • Experience processing payroll
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Fully qualified
  • Dealership experience an advantage (but not essential)
  • Organised
  • High attention to detail
  • 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Excellent incentives
  • Access to Perk Box: Cinema, gym and shop discounts, access to a mental and physical wellbeing platform, and much more
  • Great staff rates on car finance
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after two years and a £100 meal voucher
  • Company pension scheme

Hippo Motor Group sells, on average, 800 vehicles to our customers every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high-end luxury vehicles. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit our customer’s needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo, we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at [email protected], or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.