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Undergraduate - Finance

Date: 29-Dec-2020

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Undergraduate - Finance 
Department:Business Administration 
Job Location: Bracknell 


We currently have 3 finance roles available: 2 positions in Honda Motor Europe Ltd (HME) Business Administration and 1 position in Honda Finance Europe (HFE).


The roles are based within the commercial accounting function of the Finance team, providing support with reporting, analysis and budgeting for the Car, Parts, Motorcycle and Power Equipment P&Ls and also providing exposure to other areas of Finance including Tax, Treasury, and Audit. The roles not only provide a great understanding of what a Finance department in a Multi-national company does, but allows you to “get your hands dirty” gaining first-hand experiences of Reconciliations, Journals, Budgeting and Profit/Cost analysis.


The roles will be responsible for performing key accounting tasks such as balance sheet reconciliations and cost centre manager business partnering, whilst also allowing the individuals to get involved in commercial planning strategy analysis including Market Analysis and Marketing Campaign Costing.   


The Finance department is undergoing a period of rapid change and there will be a number of projects which require financial assistance and data analysis. We require pro-active, self-motivated and flexible individuals who are able to assist the commercial accountants with delivering work to support these projects.


These are wide ranging roles and will provide good exposure to the entire Finance department. As such, it will be most suited to somebody who thinks that they may wish to pursue a career in finance after graduation and would like to explore the different options available.


Main Responsibilities

  • Assisting with month end routines, including file set-up and the accurate preparation, and posting of journals into accounting systems (liaising with the Shared Service Centres in Poland and India in the process).
  • Detailed Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Assist with cost centre accounting and reporting
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting
  • Liaise with the Risk and Control department with Internal SOX Audits
  • Exposure to accounts receivable activities
  • Data analysis for the Finance Managers
  • Assist with ad hoc project work in the finance area


Qualifications, skills and experience required/desirable

  • Studying a relevant business degree or interested in developing a career in Finance
  • Enthusiastic, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential, as is the ability to meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions
  • A self-starter who works well both individually and as part of a team
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred (ideally to include VLOOKUP and pivot tables)
  • Basic PowerPoint and Word knowledge
  • Knowledge of SAP and Oracle Hyperion Planning would be an advantage, but full training will be given so experience of these applications is not essential.


Candidates will be considered for all 3 Finance roles unless the candidate expresses a preference during the interview stage. More details regarding the roles will be provided prior to the interview.


If you have any questions, please contact


We will be conducting interviews via Microsoft Teams until January 2021 and our virtual assessment centres will take place in February 2021.

Honda is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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