Finance Analyst - 6 month FTC

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.


The Role:

As a Finance Anayst you will be responsible for supporting the overall management reporting and analysis for the McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) company, this role focuses on the regular management accounting tasks to ensure the company reports its financial information and plans in an accurate and timely way to a) the Group Finance function and b) key business stakeholders within McLaren Applied Technologies.


Role Dimensions:

40 hours per week



  • Ownership of the cost centre reporting, and supporting cost centre owners with clear and accurate informaiton and insight
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reporting and variance analysis for MAT to the Group Finance function, including but not limited to:
    • Monthly Actuals
    • Quarterly Forecasts
    • Annual Budgets and Long Range Plans
    • Weekly Cashflow Forecasts.
  • Support preparation of management reports to support the above for review by the Financial Controller.
  • Provide key members of the MAT management team with clear, robust and insightful financial reporting on a monthly basis with variance analysis.
  • Support co-ordination and preparation of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and long range plans for all areas of the financial statements.
  • Provide support on maintaining and developing budget and forecast models for three legal entities in different countries.
  • Analyse and report on capital and project spend.
  • Play a pivotal role in maintaining and improving the quality of data and information.
  • Implement ‘best practice’ processes and support the embedding of a culture of robust financial control.
  • Liaison with the Financial Accounting team to ensure the effective processing of all financial transactions.
  • Identify and report on internal and external risks and opportunities which could impact on financial performance.



  • Full / part qualified accountant, with previous experience of financial planning, business analysis and financial reporting to a Group Finance function.
  • Wide-ranging experience in accounting, including revenue recognition, transfer pricing, standard costing, manufacturing variances, leases, stock and project accounting.
  • Resilient and confident individual with consummate influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to understand and be comfortable with the detail and summarise / articulate key aspects for management consumption.
  • Advanced Excel skills to deal with large volumes of data and operate complex forecast and budget models.
  • Strong levels of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Track record of delivering to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills - articulate in both written and spoken communications.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels in the business.
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, including CXO level, and work within a matrix organisation.



  • Previous experience of working in a company involved in engineering development projects and manufacturing.
  • Experience of working with Sage software


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