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Management Accountant

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML


Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices and other consumer devices.

We have approximately 400 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

About you

You will be responsible for managing and maintaining the financial records for the company's growing silicon supply business unit. The role will involve close working with the Head of Finance and Supply Line Manager to assist in the set up and maintenance of a new MRP/ERP system as the business increases the level of inventory held. The role offers exciting opportunities for development as the silicon business unit evolves.

You will also assist with preparation of monthly management accounts and local statutory accounts for the company's overseas subsidiaries and have a proactive and “can do” outlook.

Main responsibilities

  • Assist in the set up and maintenance of a new MRP/ERP system for inventory management

  • Preparation of inventory forecast and financial model to ensure effective cash flow management and to feed in to budgetary processes

  • Ensure the supply line runs effectively through the management of purchase orders, order acknowledgements, invoicing and credit control

  • Manage foreign currency exposure arising from purchase and sale of inventory in overseas territories

  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations relevant to the silicon supply business unit

  • Identifying and reporting on KPIs relevant to the silicon supply business unit

  • Maintain monthly management accounts, including processing intercompany transactions and performing profit and loss and balance sheet reconciliations, for the company's overseas subsidiaries

  • Preparation of statutory accounts for the company's overseas subsidiaries, with assistance from local third party accountants

  • Forecast cash flow requirements and assist with setting the annual budget for overseas subsidiaries

  • Assist with audit schedule and liaising with external auditors

  • Contribute to continued improvement of financial systems, reporting and processes as the business scales

Key competencies / Character Attributes

  • Previous experience managing stock system/ERP in a fabless manufacturing environment

  • Previous experience of managing stock at multiple locations, including at distributors' sites

  • Familiarity with financial reporting software aimed at medium sized businesses, ideally Sage 200

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Results-focused and process-driven

  • Impeccable attention to detail

  • Work collaboratively within a team

  • Proactive approach to problem solving

  • Capable and comfortable of taking an ownership role on certain activities/projects

  • Able to prioritise workload and ensure tasks are completed on time or ahead of time

Type and Level of Education / Experience

  • Candidates are required to be fully qualified (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent) with at least 3 years PQE
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships internally and externally across geographical borders
  • Sage 200 experience (desirable)
  • Chinese speaking (desirable)
  • Experience of local accounting and filing requirements in Greater China region (desirable)

CML Offers

You will be joining an efficient Finance team and will report to the Head of Finance. You will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (a total of 33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily


Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at: [email protected]

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