Published 9 days ago
Full time
Northampton, - United Kingdom
Administrator, Managers
Required degree level: Bachelor
3-5 years experience is required


Location: Northampton   COUNTRY: UK

Cosworth is a global technology business that delivers propulsion and intelligent solutions for customers in the automotive, aerospace, motorsport and marine sectors.

As a business we are constantly seeking innovative ways to lead technology development while striving to deliver the reliability that our customers expect.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our Finance team as a Senior Management Accountant. The role is based within our Northampton office and reports into the Powertrain Financial Controller.

The purpose of the position is 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 and will need to build effective working relationships. The role is a broad role and you’ll need to be comfortable working on both the financial accounts / statutory reporting and with management accounts and supporting commercial decision making.

If this role is for you, please apply below.


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).


Support the Company’s compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, following policy and best practice.

Undertake any other duties or activities reasonably requested in order to meet departmental or company goals


The ideal person will hold the below skills, experience and qualifications:


Qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent.

Strong communication.

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.


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