General information

Job Title
Graduate Finance Analyst - Operations
Ref #
Friday, June 17, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

  • Finance support to the Product development/Operations team
  • Rotations around 3 different finance teams, Operations, Bill of materials and Product development


Principal Accountabilities

  • Finance business partnering – support programme/operational activities, providing accurate and timely financial information to help guide decision making and set strategy
  • Control of programme/operational spend – maintain programme spend tracker, capturing approved items and forecast updates, update for month end actuals.
  • Risk and opportunity analysis – support commercial reviews, capture new risks and opportunities, maintain the risk and opportunities register
  • Budgeting and forecasting – provide inputs to budgets and forecast updates for programme spending and bill of materials
  • Reporting – update and distribute weekly finance KPIs and status reports
  • Month end – assist with journal preparation and posting for prepayment, accruals, headcount and cost transfers.
  • Requisition approval – review against budget, ensure financial data is correct, complete purchase requisition tracker and present high value item for director sign off.
  • Ad Hoc – data analysis, reviewing large sets of financial data and presenting in a clear format for business partner
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Strong academic background – A levels (A*-C)
  • Experience of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Excel skills – (Pivot tables, Vlookups, formulae and Graphs)
  • Comfortable with large volumes of data
  • Clear communicator with great stakeholder management skills.

All training for this role will be provided, this will include (upon completion of rotations) study support towards a professional qualification in accounting. Finance mentor will be provide to help guide you through the rotations and your professional qualifications. 


Personal Attributes

  • Quick learner & results oriented
  • Professional, proactive and highly motivated
  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and flexible, with ability to understand business constraints and requirements
  • Team player
  • Ability to work with, influence & manage relationships at various levels in the organisation
  • Persistence and drive to get the job done
  • Desire to progress towards achieving a professional accounting qualification