Financial Reporting & Analysis Manager

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Date: 19-Jan-2017

Location: Woking, GB

We take performance beyond what was thought possible, working with visionaries and leaders to move our world forwards faster.

McLaren Applied Technologies, part of the McLaren Technology Group, innovates using the skills, insights and experience gleaned from over 50 years of competition in the world’s most technologically demanding sport, to innovate in and also beyond motorsport. We seek to create meaningful, long-lasting performance gains that positively impact a variety of sectors and communities.

With a passion for performance excellence, we bring together a distinctive combination of technology, mindset and capabilities - including high performance design, analytics, simulation, sensing and control systems – to make innovation a reality for our partners.

Our people are dynamic with excellent technical and commercial skills.

We partner with world leading businesses across many sectors; what unites us is a desire to prevail in whatever we do. Together we strive to be the best or to go beyond what was considered to be the limit of performance.

The question is not how far can you go, but how far do you want to go?

The Role:

As Financial Reporting & Analysis Manager, you will be responsible for 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.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • You will prepare 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, Monthly Cashflow Forecasts.
  • Prepare management reports to support the above for review by the Finance Director.
  • Provide key members of the MAT management team with clear, robust and insightful financial reporting on a monthly basis with variance analysis.
  • Co-ordinate and prepare quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and long range plans for all areas of the financial statements.
  • Liaise with colleagues across the business to ensure actuals and forecast/budget assumptions are robust and cohesive.
  • Maintain and develop budget and forecast models for three legal entities in different countries.
  • Analyse and report on headcount against budgets and forecasts.
  • Analyse and report on capital and project spend.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of data and information.
  • Ensure all deadlines and reporting requirements are adhered to.
  • Implement ‘best practice’ processes and embed 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.  Provide advice to the business on appropriate mitigation of risks.


  • Are a fully qualified accountant, with previous experience of financial planning, business analysis and financial reporting to a Group Finance function.
  • Have wide-ranging experience in accounting, including revenue recognition, transfer pricing, standard costing, manufacturing variances, leases, stock and project accounting.
  • Are a resilient and confident individual with consummate influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Understand and are comfortable with the detail and can summarise / articulate key aspects for management consumption.
  • Have advanced Excel skills to deal with large volumes of data and operate complex forecast and budget models.
  • Possess outstanding levels of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effectively prioritise tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Have a track record of delivering to tight deadlines.
  • Possess excellent communication skills - articulate in both written and spoken communications.
  • Build effective working relationships with people at all levels in the business.
  • Are adaptable and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Can engage with a broad range of stakeholders, including Exec level, and work within a matrix organisation.

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