Job Title
Senior Finance Analyst - EMEA
Ref #
41285
Date posted
Friday, February 2, 2024
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Finance
Department
Finance
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday
Background

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

It takes a community to do what we do. A diverse group of people with many areas of expertise, united by their passion to deliver visionary products and set new benchmarks. 

McLaren Automotive commits to equal opportunity for all. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the heart of our impact, it drives our innovation and enables us to truly create something special. Join us on our journey. 

Purpose of Role

Supporting the Senior Finance Manager, this role will business partner with the EMEA region with ownership of the EMEA financials. Key responsibilities include; month-end, budget, monthly forecasting, quarterly customer payment reviews and AP/AR processes.

Supporting the regional team to achieve their budget, driving commercial decision making through performance analysis, whilst implementing and improving financial processes and controls.


Principal Accountabilities
  • Ownership of the EMEA P&L and Balance Sheet for both reporting and strategic cycles (budget and monthly reforecasting).
  • Completion of month-end processes, leading monthly finance reviews with key stakeholders, delivering timely and accurate financial information with commentary that demonstrates and comprehensive understanding of revenue performance, cost drivers and variance analysis.
  • Coordinate and prepare annual budget and monthly reforecast submissions, identifying and risks and opportunities to the forecast.
  • Administration of quarterly payment cycles to McLaren retailer network
  • Ownership of monthly credit note and invoice preparation to Customer accounts.
  • Ownership of monthly payment run review and submission for Customer accounts.
  • Preparation and distribution of weekly cash files, detailing Debtor aging profile 
  • Preparing supporting business cases for EMEA Sales & Marketing activities, and tracking/reviewing performance post event
  • Business partnering the EMEA regional team, building relationships cross-functionally and acting as the first point of contact for all financial matters within the region.
  • Ensure EMEA Departmental budgetary & cash control processes are in place and followed, challenging spend where necessary.
  • Support the Credit Control Manager with EMEA Retailer cash management, trade finance limits and supporting with any statement of account or payment queries.
  • Identify and implement process, reporting and analysis improvements in all areas of role.
  • Other ad-hoc business requirements as required by the SFM.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified.
  • Advanced Excel skills required to interrogate and manage large volumes of complex data.
  • Experience of accounting systems, preference for SAP experience
  • Confident with offering constructive challenges to senior managers.
  • Ability to not only understand and be comfortable with the detail but also to summarise key aspects for management consumption.
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement approach to work by identifying areas for process improvements and implementing robust solutions.

Personal Attributes
  • Pro-active, passionate, and ambitious individual
  • Confident in engaging with varied levels of stakeholders, both internal & external to McLaren
  • Quick learner
  • Team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with operational (non-financial) colleagues.
  • Persistence and drive to get the job done.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to manage conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to working and collaborating.