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Assistant Accountant

Cosworth is a global technology business that delivers high performance engines and electronic solutions for customers in the automotive and motorsport sectors. Our motorsport heritage gives us the knowledge and passion for innovation, performance, and reliability. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to redefine the boundaries, while striving to deliver the reliability that customers expect.

We are looking for a forward thinking, ambitious and dynamic Assistant Accountant, able to work in a fast paced environment and work with finance and non-finance business stakeholders to assist in management decisions as well as ensure the business remains compliant from accounting standards perspective. You will be responsible for preparing and analysing key financial information within the Performance Electronics division which is reported across three separate legal entities, both in the UK and US.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the timely delivery of monthly financial reports, (flash result due on working day three), ensuring accounting standards are correctly applied to relevant transactions
  • Manage accruals & prepayments, checking that postings are accurate
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations and ensure that clearing accounts have been posted
  • Process intercompany transactions and complete reconciliations
  • Support the completion of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts within the set deadlines
  • Prepare stock reports and co-ordinate with the supply chain team on accuracy, timing and reporting of stock and stock KPIs
  • Maintain an up to date fixed asset register and process capital acquisitions
  • Support the product costing process, resolving any issues on BOM’s, routings and valuations
  • Contribute towards the development of new and review of existing internal controls
  • Cover for the Purchase / Sales ledger function, and assist with adhoc queries where required
  • Support the wider Finance team and other departments in adhoc tasks and projects
  • Statutory reporting (Office for National Statistics)
  • Prepare project forecasts and record costs necessary for Grant claims and internal reporting, working with the Project Manager to ensure accuracy
  • Assist with external audit, including preparation of statutory accounts and tax pack


  • Studying towards a professional qualification (ACCA / CIMA)
    • Minimum of AAT qualification or accounting degree
  • Flexible approach managing work within specific deadlines
  • Ability to analyse variances and report on them
  • Advanced MS Office skills including Excel
  • Self-starter, with a proactive approach
  • Strong communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Team Player


  • Experience of using SAP
  • Manufacturing Experience
  • Project reporting