Financial Accountant Denmark

 

Principle Objectives of Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance – Denmark, you will be a key member of a high performing finance team overseeing the smooth and efficient management of the general ledger and reporting functions for the Danish retail business. You will assist the Head of Finance – Denmark in preparing financial information for internal and external reporting. Additionally, you will support and co-ordinate with other finance team members to ensure all tasks are evenly distributed and completed within the relevant timelines. You will also provide training and mentoring to colleagues, with a specific focus on leveraging your systems expertise to enhance financial operations and help develop automated solutions for financial reporting.

 

Key Areas of Accountability

Financial Accounting

  • Supporting the Head of Finance with month-end reporting to DCC Group including, preparation of monthly management accounts, monthly trading commentary and monthly checklists within the reporting deadlines.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance in preparation of annual financial statements and related schedules.
  • Co-ordinating with auditors (both internal and external) to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process.
  • Management of the month-end close process, including co-ordination with other members of the finance team to ensure timely completion of month-end tasks.
  • Ensuring that all key month-end reconciliations have been performed by the appropriate team member and reviewed by an appropriate supervisor.
  • Ensuring that a comprehensive month-end folder is prepared each month, containing all key month-end reconciliations, and supporting schedules for key balance sheet accounts.
  • Ensuring compliance with all financial control requirements (e.g. manual journals, key account reconciliations, etc).
  • Supporting the Danish team with weekly and quarterly forecasts and annual budget process.

 

Systems and reporting

  • Collaborate with the IT team to promptly troubleshoot and resolve system issues.
  • Develop and implement automated solutions to streamline financial reporting and data analysis processes.
  • Work with the BI team to create financial reports and dashboards to enhance reporting accuracy and operational efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve finance-related system issues effectively.
  • Identify opportunities for system enhancements and work with the IT team to implement upgrades and improvements.
  • Stay updated on new technologies and recommend adoption to improve financial operations.

 

Overhead Management and Reporting

  • Collaborate with the accounts payable department to ensure that invoices are posted to the appropriate nominal ledgers and profit centres (site-level, network-level, central).
  • Responsibility for month-end overhead accruals process, working with the Head of Finance to develop and maintain the Monthly Overhead Reporting in Qlikview.
  • Working with the Head of Finance to develop and maintain site-by-site and network level P&Ls in Qlikview including monthly allocation of month end accruals and ensuring that team members tag all margin postings by profit centre and by material.

 

Property, Plant and Equipment

  • Overseeing the maintenance of a detailed fixed asset register for the business.
  • Ensuring that assets are capitalised in a timely manner and depreciated appropriately.
  • Accounting for repairs/maintenance/upgrades.

 

Taxation

  • In conjunction with our tax advisors, ensuring that VAT, Excise Duty, Corporation Tax and other tax returns are prepared and filed within the relevant deadlines.

 

EV Chargers

  • Support the EV Charger network rollout across Retail sites in Denmark, develop and maintain site P&Ls in Qlikview for EV business.

 

General

  • Support the Head of Finance and Finance Director on ad hoc projects as and when required.
  • Co-ordination with other managers within the business for cross-cover, and for co-ordination of any tasks that impact on the financial reporting function.
  • Support and develop good working relationships with the Danish operations teams.
  • Interaction with external/internal parties including customers, auditors and DCC Group Compliance teams.
  • Keep up to date on relevant accounting issues that may impact on this business.
  • Perform role in line with all DCC Group HSE and other corporate policies.
  • Cross train with other members of the Finance Team to ensure adequate holiday / leave cover can be maintained and ensure that all major team tasks are always managed.

 

Qualifications / Experience

Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA, CIMA) preferable.

 

Experience

  • Proven experience in a similar role, combining accounting and IT/systems responsibilities.
  • Experience of managing and improving financial systems and working with third party providers to ensure the system is working to its optimum capacity.
  • Strong analytical, numeric and critical reasoning skills capable of delivering practical solutions to complex problems.
  • A solid understanding of financial controls, reflecting these through workflows and controls on financial systems.
  • Experience of SAP or other large ERP systems required.
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficient in other Microsoft products.
  • Experience of training and supporting staff with the use of a financial management system.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.

 

Essential Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with an ability and willingness to work in the detail and take a hands-on approach.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Positive, can-do attitude, displaying a high level of commitment and motivation.
  • Highly organised with the ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates articulate and professional communication style.
  • Demonstrates high levels of personal and professional standards.
  • Possesses strong financial acumen.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong business relationships.
  • Demonstrates a desire to grow and undertake additional responsibility.

Other Requirements

  • Willing to travel on business trips when required.

 

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

 

Certas Energy Retail Europe is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

About Certas Energy Retail Europe & DCC plc

 

Certas Energy Retail Europe supports a network of more than 1000 retail forecourts across 5 European countries: Denmark, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, and Luxembourg. From our Central Operations Hub based in Drogheda, we provide Finance, Pricing, IT and Procurement functions for each of the countries. The focus for the in-country team is site operations and network development. Energy transition is at the top of our agenda as we believe our sites are well positioned to enable decarbonisation in mobility.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc. DCC plc is one of Ireland’s most successful organisations, headquartered in Dublin, and operating across three divisions Energy, Healthcare and Technology. DCC plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. With annual sales of approx. €18 billion, it currently operates in 21 countries spanned over 3 continents, DCC employs more than 15,000 people around the globe. Being a part of our parent company means that while we retain the agility and local resonance of a smaller organisation, we also benefit from the strength and scale of our parent company

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