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Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Management Accountant

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

Motorway is now valued at over $1 billion and is backed by some of the world’s leading technology investors, having raised £143 million in Series C funding. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up at a crucial phase of growth and help change an industry for the better.

The role

The Management Accountant will be responsible for producing accurate and timely management reporting, whilst ensuring comprehensive analysis and support to key stakeholders across Operational Finance and FP&A. The role also includes responsibility for key accounting and tax compliance, including VAT returns and liaising directly with our external auditors, along with assisting with ongoing process and systems improvements as the business continues to scale and evolve.

Given the fast paced and dynamic nature of Motorway, this role requires a self-starter with strong skills in prioritisation, communication and cross-functional stakeholder management.

This role will report directly to our Head of Operational Finance.

We are keen to hear from qualified finance professionals (or equivalent) - or soon to be qualified - who are making a first move from practice and feel ready for a varied role within a forward thinking business. Alternatively those who have relevant industry experience working within a finance function to date within a management accounting capacity would also be relevant here. Backgrounds from all sectors and industries will be considered for the role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Full understanding and ownership of month end close process
  • Posting monthly journals
  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts including prepayments, accruals, fixed assets and payroll
  • Working closely with the Accounts Receivable Manager to reconcile multiple revenue streams to be accounted for the period
  • Preparing monthly management accounts to be presented to the Finance management team and key stakeholders
  • Assisting the FP&A team with month end variance analysis
  • Completing the quarterly VAT returns and associated compliance requirements
  • Assisting with the preparation of information required for the statutory accounts
  • Responsibility for liaising with the auditors and preparing information requests for the external audit
  • Preparing information required for corporate tax and R&D calculations and liaising with external tax advisors
  • Other ad hoc responsibilities as required


  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Flexible and comfortable in a changing and growing environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work on their own initiative
  • High attention to detail and desire to challenge existing thinking around how we perform our work
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact at all levels
  • Strong proficiency of Excel and Google Sheets
  • Experience with Netsuite would be desirable


  • A competitive salary
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Annual learning budget with access to courses, Audible subscription and hundreds of books and online lessons
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway Electric Car Leasing Scheme
  • Regular social events
  • Discounted Calm membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

Equal Opportunities Statement
Motorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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