Fixed Asset Accountant

Newport Pagnell
30000.00 - 33000.00 GBP Annual
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Welcome Break is one of the largest motorway service operators in the UK and has led the revolution in changing the motorway service sector.

We've been around for 60 years and are now in locations across the UK. Our 5,000+ strong team strive to proudly and passionately offer our customers' world class hospitality and retail brands such as Waitrose, Starbucks, Subway, KFC, Ramada, Days Inn and Burger King to name a few in a friendly and relaxing environment.

Our business is about people, the 80 million people who visit our sites each year and the teams who make the business the success it is. Every one deserves to get a warm welcome and enjoyable break with the very best service, facilities, food and drinks we can provide.

Providing customers with a welcome break is really important to us. Every day here is as challenging as it is enjoyable, as rewarding as it is fun. We believe that the same should be true once our working day is over, so we do everything we can to make sure our teams can get their work/life balance just right!

Everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed at Welcome Break. To make sure that those achievements are recognised, we have many recognition schemes, most of which are peer to peer recognition. What's more, we work hard to build a culture of openness, listening to customers and our own people so we can identify opportunities to improve service, innovation and engagement.

Fixed Asset Accountant
Welcome Break Support Centre
Newport Pagnell, MK16 9EZ
Salary up to GBP33,000 per annum depending on experience
Fantastic benefits & discounts, free parking & great career opportunities

Working for Welcome Break is not what it first may seem. As a customer it might be that place you stop to break up a long journey on the way to your favourite holiday destination. Maybe to grab a coffee or a bite to eat but what people do not tend to know is that when you do stop at one of our sites, all the teams working behind those famous brands such as Starbucks, KFC, Subway, Burger King etc they all work for Welcome Break.

The Fixed Assets Accountant is a key role within the Financial Accounts team. Reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager, this role is responsible for all Fixed Asset Accounting including board pack, project reporting, posting and reviewing depreciation, AUC reporting.
The role will work closely with development Department, Finance Director and Financial Controller to provide support with project accounting and CAPEX budget understanding.


* Capex Board reporting
* Monthly group reporting to parent company in Ireland (fixed asset schedules),
* Completion of annual financial statement notes for parent company in Ireland
* Staying up to date with developments in accounting standards for fixed assets
* Quarterly reconciliation of Fixed Asset Register to SUN General Ledger
* Project reporting to PMs
* Reviewing CEAs (ensuring CEA is completed and approved correctly, budget is properly assigned etc.)
* Reviewing all POs against project budget
* Checking POs coding
* Controlling CAPEX budget
* Reviewing Capital creditors period end journal
* Reviewing Capitalisation period end journal
* Monthly review of depreciation
* Quarterly check for further depreciation
* Quarterly BS vs P&L depreciation reconciliation
* Preparing and reviewing journals for disposal
* Responding to Accounts Payable and PMs invoice queries
* Monthly reviewing BS reconciliations
* AUC reporting
* Year-end Fixed Assets Lead Schedule
* Ad hoc reports as and when requested by Financial Controller or Finance Director
* Liaising with Financial Controller / Finance Director / Head of departments
* Support to project work involving fixed asset registers
* Responsible for one direct report

Qualifications, Knowledge and experience

* ACCA or CIMA newly qualified or finalist
* Previous experience within Capital Expenditure area
* A good knowledge of excel
* Good numeracy skills
* Great attention to details
* Ability to work to tight deadlines
* Ability to communicate with people at all levels, both within the company and with external suppliers
* Computer literate
* Be solution orientated able to work through obstacles to an optimal solution.
* Self-starter who can work on own initiative and ensure successful delivery of responsibilities on time.
* Ability and confidence to provide proactive support and advice to multiple business

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