Assistant Management Accountant

Forres, Moray, United Kingdom
Full Time
Mid Level

We are currently seeking an Assistant Management Accountant to work closely with, support and learn from our finance team.

The job will offer a diverse mix of tasks across financial administration, assisting management accounting, double entry accounting and supporting our ERP system. We see this as a long-term role where you can develop and grow with us over time and would suit a candidate with some experience in a finance function who is looking to further develop their career in finance. Experience of finance operations within an engineering company would be desirable but not essential.


Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €40m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.

We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.

Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.

Job Description

As the Assistant Management Accountant based in Forres, you will be responsible for:-

  • Month end close - assist in the month end close procedures on Orbex’s recently installed ERP system and working with the Financial Controller to ensure that all month end close tasks are completed within agreed timelines
  • Management Accounts – assist with specific tasks in the preparation of the monthly Management Accounts
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation - own and manage selected general ledger reconciliations. Reconciling and understanding the numbers behind the results and resolving reconciling items monthly
  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly Project Spend Reports for all Departments and helping to resolve Engineers’ queries on these reports
  • Budgets and Forecasts - ad-hoc assistance as required in the budget and forecast process and preparation
  • Audit - assist during the annual audit with various audit sample requests. Prepare appropriate audit schedules, explanations, reconciliations
  • Regulatory/Statistical Compliance – assist with the preparation of statistical reporting information for both UK & APS as required
  • Holiday cover for the Accounts Payable person
  • Improvements - continuously look for process improvements, presenting ideas to make the finance function more efficient


  • Some experience working in a finance department, ideally with exposure to management accounting but not essential
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of double entry is required
  • Started or keen to start AAT, CIMA or ACCA
  • Inquisitive mind and a desire to learn and develop and grow with this exciting company
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Pride in your attention to detail and time management skills
  • Knowledge of basic Excel functions


This role is based in Forres at Orbex’s headquarters.

Orbex Forres is located at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, near Inverness. It's close to the spectacular coastline, wild beaches and amazing wildlife of the Moray Firth, as well as being a short distance from the world famous Loch Ness, and Aviemore ski resort.

If you enjoy adventurous outdoor pursuits in extraordinary natural environments, the coast and highlands around Forres offer an ideal location.

Mountaineering, rock climbing, abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, camping, sailing, surfing, motorbiking and skiing are all within easy reach of our main UK factory, and many members of our team participate in adventure sports in the vast, beautiful settings of Sutherland.

If you enjoy drone flying, wildlife or landscape photography, some of the most spectacular vistas in the world are directly at your doorstep.


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-
• Competitive salary: £26,000 - 35,000PA
• A significant equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful. 
• Relocation assistance where appropriate

• A flexible working culture (although candidates must be willing to be based in the Forres area)
• Company Cycle to Work scheme


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