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Management Accountant

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 29/02/2020

Job Description


Based at Ricardo’s Midlands Technical Centre in the UK.  Working for the Finance Business Partner with a dotted line into the site Director providing analytical support to niche manufacturing facility and projects.  This is a highly commercial and operational role which the successful candidate will have a real impact on the business performance. 

You will be involved in all elements of the business including:

  • Supporting the site director and project teams by providing sound analysis and advice to enable sound operational and commercial decision making.
  • Provide insight and challenge to enable robust decision making.
  • Be part of the decision-making process so the business impacts are considered.
  • Generate, interpret and prepare ad-hoc Management information to enable operational and commercial decision making, e.g. efficiency and pricing.

Accountability / Key Responsibilities


  • Ownership for product pricing and profitability analysis.
  • Evaluate, measure and drive cost down business opportunities.
  • Report Sales Order Intake and ensure reconciliation to ERP system.
  • Define, improve, standardise and systemise daily / weekly KPI reporting.

Business Performance

  • Challenge profitability and cash flow and increasing awareness of business decisions on working capital.
  • Perform the month end process for the business unit.
  • Ownership of Forecasting, budgeting and reporting for the business unit.

Management Information

  • Production of Management Accounts with the business unit sign off.
  • Responsible for production and improvements of the Business unit operational monthly dashboard.
  • Improving visibility of daily KPI’s and real-time reporting.

Investment / Capital Decision Support

  • Review locally all Capital investments before divisional approval.
  • Ownership of local asset register


  • Studying for or qualified with an accountancy qualification.
  • Degree/HND or other relevant qualification or experience.
  • Highly numerate with a commitment to producing quality results for a demanding management team.
  • Self-starter with the ability prioritise.
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel and proficient in other Microsoft products.
  • Experience in interrogating ERP systems (preferably Baan)
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a business environment, preferable manufacturing

NB:  All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter detailing how your skill and experience match this role.

Ricardo is an equal opportunities employer.