Senior Finance Analyst - Internal Control

Location: Woking, GB

Job Title:

Senior Finance Analyst- Internal Control (12 Month FTC)


Department: Finance


Reporting to: Senior Finance Manager - Financial Controlling



Purpose of the Role:


  • Support the Finance team and wider business in taking ownership for their business processes and look to improve the way we do things with a specific focus on protecting the assets of the business by mitigating risks
  • Strengthen the reliability and integrity of information
  • Help ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws & regulations
  • Provide additional comfort that the company is doing the right things and communicating appropriate information both internally and externally
  • Make suggestions and recommendations to improve processes and controls


Role Dimensions:


  • A one-year Maternity cover role reporting to the Senior Finance Manager Financial Controlling
  • Regular contact with and providing information and support to the whole finance team
  • Regularly interfacing with colleagues at all levels in the organisation to understand and support business performance


Principal Accountabilities:


  • Documentation of financial and operational processes, identification of risks inherent in the processes, walkthrough and testing of controls
  • Produce and, where necessary, update documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and control matrices and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or process changes
  • Plan, coordinate, manage and perform Internal Control testing and ensure testing results are appropriately documented and communicated
  • Implementation and follow-up of action plans to mitigate risks and address findings from audits and internal testing
  • Design processes, reports and systems to detect fraud, anomalies and report complaints.
  • Project Manage an Internal Control improvement project across the Finance functions
  • Keep up to date with changes to accounting standards as well as any impacts on risk management
  • Work with auditors to meet audit testing requirements.
  • Act as a key point of contact for internal control guidance and escalations.
  • Scope and implement pragmatic solutions to desired control process improvements and process changes
  • Build cross-functional relationships


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • SAP and general financial processes experience
  • Advanced excel
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement approach to work, including but not limited to, identifying areas for process improvements and implementing robust solutions.
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA or equivalent)
  • Experience of, ideally, Sarbannes Oxley or Internal Audit compliance reviews
  • Strong knowledge of risks and controls standards and business process best practices

Personal Attributes:

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

 At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.

  • Quick learner & Results Oriented
  • Professional, proactive and highly motivated
  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and flexible, with ability to understand business constraints and requirements
  • Team player
  • Ability to work with, influence & manage relationships at various levels in the organisation
  • Persistence and drive to get the job done