Financial Accountant

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Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies
McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.
Our team
The Finance Team is responsible for providing high quality financial information on a timely basis. The key strength of the team is its ability to work together to meet deadlines.

The role

We have a requirement for a financial accountant to focus on the regular financial accounting tasks for the three MAT companies in the UK, the US and Singapore. With an assistant accountant reporting into this role, you will be responsible for leading the month end process, co-ordinating inputs from the wider finance team. You will have specific responsibility for, amongst other elements, overheads and stock and work in progress. The position requires a highly-motivated team player with a strong ability to balance many tasks.
 

Requirements

  • Newly qualified ACA or ACCA

Skills and expertise                                                                       

Minimum:

  • Experience of preparing company accounts and/or responsibility for running audits in practice, or in a financial accounting role in industry. If coming from practice, a demonstrable readiness to make the transition to industry.
  • Experience of dealing with all aspects of UK tax, particularly VAT. Desirable is an understanding of tax in the US and Singapore.
  • Proven record working in a team.
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to pick up new concepts and apply them quickly in daily work.
  • Passion for quality with a can-do attitude.
  • High competency in written and oral English language.

Desirable:

  • Experience of using a financial accounting package.
  • Good at questioning and spotting irregularities.

Personal attributes

  • Willingness to learn quickly. You’re not going to know everything about the company straight away, but we need you to proactively seek learning opportunities.
  • Likes to have fun. Yes, we work hard, but working at McLaren is like no other job in the world, so we want you to enjoy your time here.                              

The work environment

You will be based at the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre. Our campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces, bicycle storage facilities and more.

Our environment is designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will be within one hundred metres of a specialist within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.

                                                               

The recruitment process                                                                                                                                             

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will then be invited for a face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey. This is usually with the Finance Manager, and another member of the finance team. The interview will involve a series of skills based technical questions.
  • The final stage may include a face to face interview at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey with the Finance Manager and the Finance Director.         

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