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Junior Finance Business Partner - Commercial & Motorsports

Woking, England, United KingdomFinance & Procurement

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we believe only by chasing performance in everything we do can we give ourselves the best chance of success. Performance on track and in the factory. Performance for our people, our business and our partners. It’s about more than winning. It’s about hitting the highest standards, and then raising the bar again.

Purpose of the Role:

This role sits within our Commercial & Motorsport Business Partnering team, where we work closely with commercial leads across all five racing series to provide meaningful, reliable and influential financial reporting to support strategic business decisions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Financial Analysis and Reporting: Conduct thorough financial analysis and provide accurate and insightful reporting on KPIs across Commercial departments and projects both in planning and in progress across the organisation. 
  • Prepare and present comprehensive financial reports to stakeholders, highlighting trends, risks, and opportunities.
  • Be part of the team ensuring that our time and resources are being spent in the most effective places both for our partners and our business.
  • Assisting in month-end close process, including journal postings and reconciliations.
  • Budget & Forecasting: Assist in the development and maintenance of annuals budgets and forecasts by gathering and analysing financial data. Support department leads in identifying changes in cost-base, cost-savings opportunities, process improvements, etc.
  • Business Partnering: Collaborate with various departments/stakeholders to understand their financial needs and goals. Act as a trusted advisor and business partner, providing financial guidance and insights to drive agile and informed decision-making.
  • Build strong relationships and effectively communicate financial insights to stakeholders at all levels, that bring departmental finances to life and prove value to the business.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align financial objectives with business goals, and support department owners by bringing in expertise from other areas of the business.
  • Develop efficient and repeatable financial models and scenarios to evaluate business initiatives and investment opportunities.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Part-qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with intent to complete their studies.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Power Point skills. Power BI desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive mindset and strong organisational skills with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the business.

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player who takes pride in producing high quality work.
  • Enthusiastic, open minded and eager to learn.
  • We have adopted hybrid working across the team; however, flexibility to work hours will be required to meet the operational demands of the teams that you support.

What can McLaren offer?

We constantly strive to be better tomorrow than we are today. Our ambition is to be the most pioneering and exhilarating racing team in the world, and our collective task is to set the standards for high performance in sport. We show up every day with energy and enthusiasm, ready to play our part.

We encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion. We will actively promote a culture that values difference and eliminates discrimination in our workplace.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) near Woking. Our state of the art, sustainable campus offers many facilities including a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park and common land. The MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 30 minute train ride.

Hybrid working patterns give you options to balance your home life and outside interests with your work. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.