General information

Job Title
Finance Assistant
Ref #
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Group Finance
Group Finance
Position level
I - Qualifying / Team Leader
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm 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

The role is responsible for supporting monthly reporting, forecasts, budgets and business plans for the Facilities Management division of McLaren Services. The role will also support the Facilities Management income statement, as well as the Customer Projects and Pass-through processes ensuring all costs are captured and recharged accurately. The Facilities Management business manages all aspects of the properties of the McLaren Group, including the award winning McLaren Technology Centre.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Support the preparation of the Facilities Management income statement including producing the month end reporting pack.
  • Month end journal postings based on analysis of actuals vs expectations.
  • Prepare monthly results and variance analysis against forecast and budget.
  • Analyse and review Facilities Management financial performance against budget/forecast.
  • Maintain and update budget comparisons and actuals data to facilitate the identification of trends and cost savings.
  • Provide management information to both operational and financial staff on a timely basis to help support the decision-making process.
  • Support the preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budget, verifying the accuracy of submissions made.
  • Prepare Capex reporting.
  • Ownership of Customer Projects and Pass-through processes to ensure the effective processing of recharges, project charges and to the provide analysis as required
  • Provide meaningful and reliable reports to stakeholders in order to provide them with sufficient information to understand their key spend areas.
  • To undertake work that improves the financial models used in the balance sheet forecasting and construction of forecasts and input into SAP.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Degree desirable
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Some finance experience

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive and motivated
  • Presentable and personable
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to think clearly, logically and objectively, with attention to detail
  • Able to remain calm under pressure, work effectively and manage multiple deadlines