Associate, Accounting

Job description

McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can
we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in
the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our
partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the
highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Purpose of the role: 

Reporting to the Senior Associate, this role is part of the team looking after the Accounts receivable function. The successful candidate will be required to proactively chase aged receivables, ensuring that the Company maintains its tight cashflows. Furthermore, as part of our continuous improvement to be cost cap competitive, the role will be an important part in identifying and driving transformation within the finance function, in order to streamline and maximise resources.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for assisting the Senior Associate in the effective management of cash collection across all the McLaren Race series,
  • Working closely with the business partners & marketing leads to ensure cash collection is maximised and cash is allocated in a timely manner,
  • Reconciliation of Aged receivables and assistance in the preparation of month end reporting,
  • Completion of onboarding for new or existing customers,
  • Support process improvements within the order to cash cycle,
  • Assistance in raising sales invoices,
  • Bank verifications,
  • Ensure intercompany invoices are raised on a timely basis,
  • Assist with the maintenance of the customer records within the ERP system,
  • Reconciliation of aged debtors, taking note of income received from customers,
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of Excel & word,
  • Excel (moderate ability required),
  • Ability to prioritise and organize
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eager to learn and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines

Personal Attributes:

  • Resilient and confident individual
  • Presentable and personable – the candidate must be immediately credible with stakeholders
  • Willing to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work within diverse organisations and in challenging conditions

Key Competencies:

Analytical Thinking

  • The ability to think clearly, logically and objectively
  • To analyse work-related problems in an effective way
  • To come to conclusions which are balanced, systematic and rational

Building Relationships

  • Recognising key relationships and making conscious effort to build rapport
  • Establishing positive relations quickly with stakeholders irrelevant of status
  • Demonstrating tact and diplomacy in all professional relationships

Results Focus and Initiative

  • The drive, determination and commitment to get things done
  • To move things forward, achieve, get results and do things better

Planning and Organising

  • Ability to meet set goals and deadlines
  • Able to define priorities and explain workload commitments
  • Ability to assess work done against future goal and monitor progress
  • Pro-active approach that will ensure task completion
  • Confidence to recognise and escalate arising problems

What can McLaren offer?

We constantly strive
to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most
pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task
is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with
energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and
support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture
that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is
based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of
the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct
access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station
via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train

Hybrid working
patterns give you options to balance your home life and outside interests with
your work. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private
healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.

McLaren Racing