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After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin returned to the grid in 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team has more than 600 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.

We have a new opportunity to be part of the team in the role of Accounts Payable Assistant

Purpose

  • To maintain a high quality and professional purchase ledger function to ensure robust, compliant and efficient financial processes operate across the team.

  • To actively contribute to the Team’s primary objective of consistently being a top three team in the FIA Constructor’s Championship.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process invoices from suppliers promptly.

  • Ensure that all invoices are matched to purchase order receipts or other records of authorisation prior to payment.

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements to ensure all invoices have been input on the purchase ledger.

  • Ensure direct debit/proforma payments invoices are received and matched against payments.

  • Deal with supplier queries and accountable for resolution of any issues that arise in the course of business, both via email and over the phone.

  • Ensure all undisputed creditor invoices being paid within agreed payment credit terms.

  • Preparation of periodic and ad-hoc payables reporting and analysis.

  • Maintain and manage the Team’s payables ledger in the accounting system, including; payment allocations; and set-up of new supplier accounts.

  • Assisting in the preparation of payment runs, proforma and ad-hoc payments to be made from Team bank accounts.

Skills & Knowledge Required

EXPERIENCE

  • Purchase ledger experience, especially in a high volume, fast paced business

  • Ideally, experience of working within Formula 1 in a similar role

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • In-depth knowledge of purchase ledger best practices

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

  • Numeracy and an eye for detail, capable of working quickly to a high standard of accuracy

  • Communicate information effectively verbally and in writing with use of graphical tools as necessary

  • Expert in use of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft products

  • Uses problem solving and decision making skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritising own work and the work of the team in an organised and accurate manner within tight deadlines, keeping calm and focussed

  • Be enthusiastic and versatile and be able to build, develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues

  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment

The role will be based at the Silverstone Factory / Brackley premises however there may be a requirement to travel as and when requested to meet the requirements of the Company.

This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the postholder and identifies the level of responsibility at which the postholder will be required to work. Subject to the discretion of the Company, the postholder will carry out the duties specified above together with such other duties or tasks for the Company as reasonably required.

You may also be required to perform additional duties for the Company from time to time commensurate with your skills and experience.

Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.

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