Title:  Management Accountant


Coventry, COV, GB

Date:  7 Feb 2024

Project controller/ Management Accountant

Division: UKCC

Management Services - Finance

Location: hybrid

Education Level:  at least Degree level


What you will be doing:
Lotus’ UK Creative Centre (UKCC) is Automotive Design and R&D division of Lotus Technology Innovative Limited (LTIL).

We are looking for a management Accountant to join our RD finance team in a multinational high class automotive OEM/design studio/commercial section and assist the Head of RD Finance in all aspects of their work providing internal / external PROEJCT finance control reporting and contributing to the attainment of data integrity and accuracy.

This role supports the head on the financial accounting/ budget controlling work of the project finance team and has a particular focus on all aspects of project account reconciliation support for book keeping and Due Diligence Inspection and External Audit,  plus consolidating the reports in to a single consolidated report for reporting duties through investigating reconciliation & management of intercompany activities . Management Project Finance Report on monthly basis for internal stakeholders is also part of the job.
The Senior Financial Accountant is expected to:

  • Consolidate financial accounts across the legal entities in the group by considering GAAP/IFRS/FRS differences in different jurisdictional regions.
  • Take on monthly accounting & reporting in areas of rolling forecast vs actuals and spending vs budget for live projects at UKCC.
  • Attending project proposal drafting and commercial negotiations with customers from finance side.  
  • Work with the financial accounting colleagues in broader finance team at LTIL headquarter to maintain accurate accounting and reporting on SAP system for UKCC.
  • Support UKCC profit & loss nominal accounts insight via analytical review
  • Support UKCC balance sheet accounts control via reconciliation management.
  • Support year-end external auditing and reporting activities in relation to UKCC
  • Support management and control of SAGE Intacct/ SAP and other suitable financial systems for reporting purposes.
  • Support and liaise with various business units within the group in the accurate production of budget control and intercompany transactions reports.
  • Take on duties of accurate production of project finance report. 
  • Reconcile accounts including receivable and payable. 
  • Ensure cashflow is wisely looked after and utilized properly and protect reserves.
  • Audit financial information for inconsistencies
  • Create financial forecasts and analyse risk.
  • Take on other reasonable duties as agreed with your line manager.

What we will need from you:

  • Financial /management accountant experiences in corporate commercial environment, better in automotive industry, but not necessary
  • You will be qualified from a professional accountancy qualification ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Track records of skills and experience of core procedures & processes within a finance function.
  • Must be able to process, prepare and reconcile full management accounts.
  • Must be experienced with budget setting, monitoring and reporting as well as rolling forecasts.
  • Must be experienced with auditing for internal and external audits and inspections.
  • High level Excel skills, tine management skills and be motivated and flexible to change.
  • Ability to work well in a team and fast-paced multinational environment.
  • An effective team member, productive with minimal supervision
  • Interest and acumen in how a business function 
  • Application of proven methods to common and uncommon accounting problems
  • Ability to review one’s own work and find and correct any mistakes.
  • Understanding of the overall impact of their financial decisions
  • Proficiency with accounting software, Sage, Sap etc
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Positive, motivated attitude and a team mentality.
  • Self-starter and quick learner.
  • English and fluent Mandarin is preferred but not necessary.