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 opportunity has arisen in our Northampton office to join our Finance team as a Management Accountant.

Reporting to the Powertrain Financial Controller you will be responsible for preparing, developing and analysing key financial information to assist management and other stakeholders to make informed decisions. You will work closely with all departments in the organisation and will need to build effective working relationships.

The role is extensive and you will need to be comfortable working on both the financial accounts / statutory reporting, management accounts and supporting commercial decision making.


Management accounting

  • Support the completion of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts 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 month end reporting to cover all financial statements.
  • 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.
  • Support the product costing process, complete SAP transactions and resolve any issues on BOM’s, routings and standard costings.
  • Support the Finance team and other departments in adhoc tasks and projects.
  • Support the commercial team on managing existing contracts and quoting for new contracts.

Financial accounting / Statutory reporting

  • Support financial controller on both annual and interim external audits, producing audit schedules and completing audit samples as required.
  • Balance sheet and cashflow forecasting.
  • 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.
  • 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, reviewing both ledgers to ensure the Management Accounts are accurate (specifically regarding aged debtors and GRNI).
  • Calculate VAT returns, Intrastat and Office for National Statistics submissions.
  • Administer Government and other grants (prepare claims, forecast remaining project).




  • Qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Strong communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Excel skills (vlookups, sumifs, pivot tables)
  • Strong systems skills
  • Good presentation skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Team Player
  • Proactive approach with an ability to work on own initiative.


  • Experience of using SAP
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Experience of working within an SME

If you are interested in this position, then please submit your CV and Cover Letter using the form below.