ASSISTANT MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT Location: Northampton   COUNTRY: UK

Cosworth is a global technology business that delivers high performance engine and electronics solutions for customers in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Our motorsport heritage gives us a passion for innovation, performance, and reliability. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to drive higher performances, while striving to deliver the reliability that customers expect.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finance Team as an Assistant Management Accountant.

The purpose of the position it to prepare, develop and analyse key financial information to assist management and other stakeholders to make informed decisions. You will work closely with all departments in the organisation, with an emphasis on building effective working relationships.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the completion of annual budgets within the set deadlines.
  • Complete month end close within 5 workings days with an accurate flash result available on WD3. Ensure accounting standards are applied to transactions. Manage accruals & prepayments, that postings are accurate, complete balance sheet reconciliations and that clearing accounts have been posted. Complete the month end close on SAP.
  • Prepare and issue weekly / monthly stock reports. Co-ordinate and support PI counts and work with the supply chain team on accuracy, timing and reporting of stock.
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register and processing capital acquisitions.
  • Support the product costing process, complete SAP transactions and resolve any issues on BOM’s, routings and valuations.
  • Produce and report weekly forecasts and KPI’s to provide up to date information to the senior team on divisional performance, highlighting issues as early as possible and supporting corrective measures where appropriate.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register, complete audits of existing assets and capitalise new acquisitions in a timely manner.
  • Assist Purchase & Sales ledger with adhoc queries, hold a monthly review to ensure the Management Accounts are accurate (specifically regarding aged debtors and GRNI).
  • Support the Finance team and other departments in adhoc tasks and projects.
  • Statutory reporting (Office for National Statistics).
  • Administer Government and Other Grants (Prepare claims, forecast remaining project).
  • Assist with the interim and annual external audit, including preparation of statutory accounts.

 

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND CHARACTER

The successful candidate will be:

  • studying towards a professional qualification;
  • able to analyse variances and report on them;
  • a strong communicator;
  • able to demonstrate attention to detail;
  • advanced in Excel (vlookups, sumifs, pivot tables)
  • able to demonstrate strong systems skills;
  • competent in the delivery of presentations (Excel, Word and PowerPoint);
  • a team player; and
  • proactive in their approach.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage; and
  • Previous experience in manufacturing.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and online form below.

 

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