Finance Administrator - engineering programmes

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Location: Woking, GB

Purpose of the Role:

  • Reporting to the Head of Finance – Engineering and Operations, this role will be responsible for administering our forecast programme spend, which will be used to track and report the financial position of all our future vehicle development programmes.  This role entails detailed, accurate input to forecast documents but also offers end to end visibility of all our £multi-million programmes, playing a crucial role in ensuring McLaren’s financial objectives are met, through efficient management of financial resources and collaboration with programme directors plus other finance team members.


Role Dimensions:

  • An exciting entry but high-profile role that requires interaction across many teams
  • An integral part of the finance team supporting vehicle programmes
  • Dotted line responsibility to the Vehicle Line and programme directors


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for accurate input to programme forecast files for all development programme investment budgets, headcount planning and Bill of Material cost management. Control and maintain live register of risks and opportunities
  • Delivery of regular accurate reporting to support programme commercial reviews
  • Stimulate and deliver process and efficiency improvements
  • Delivery of monthly internal forecasts and quarterly forecasts for input into the wider business forecast


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have strong attention to detail, be tenacious and able to work accurately under pressure
  • Confident communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Early stage studier or recent graduate
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement approach to work, including but not limited to, identifying areas for process improvements and implementing robust solutions.


Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under pressure yet deliver on time with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confident interpersonal and communication skills, able to work with colleagues at all levels of the organisation
  • Time management and organisational skills, with an adaptable and flexible working style
  • Willing to question the validity of information and offer ideas and solutions
  • Passion for the automotive industry
  • Persistence and drive to get the job done

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