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Senior Finance Analyst - SG&A

Apply now Job no: 505493
Work type: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Finance

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Control the cost base of the Central Admin functions across all of Aston Martin. Working as a key support function (with IT, Legal, HR and others) to objectively financially assess the impacts and likely scenarios for business decisions. This is achieved by business partnering and working side by side with all departments to understand and analyze the consequences or value that can be created or removed from these actions.

Job Purpose:

We are looking for an ambitious and proactive individual who can influence senior members of the business. To support all aspects of financial control and business partnering for Central Admin functions and deliver consolidated reporting across all SG&A. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who is capable and comfortable when working in a cross-functional project environment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support Budget and Business Plan preparation through liaising with the wider business.
  • Support all Central Admin teams in achieving and improving upon Budget and Business Plan targets.
  • Lead preparation and review of monthly SG&A performance through to Executive Committee and operational budget holders.
  • Preparation and review of monthly management information pack through to operational budget holders and associated VP.
  • Development of financial systems in support of accurate, efficient and timely financial reporting.
  • Preparation of monthly IT project spend, capitalisation and amortisation under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Cost centre control (including monthly accounting and forecasting analysis).
  • Support of resource planning, review and analysis.
  • Preparation and posting of monthly accruals / pre-payments and other misc ledger transactions
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to resolve key financial risks or issues.
  • Challenge operating interfaces to help achieve the most cost efficient results

Qualification & Experience: 

  • Candidates should have a proven track record of a broad financial and interpersonal skill set with strong communication skills and a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Strong excel and other desktop skills.
  • Previous experience of business partnering and cost centre control.
  • Collaboration – working together to achieve the business plan requirements.
  • Customer focus – understand the finance and operations requirements and align them.
  • Communication – articulate and listen to colleagues on a timely basis to ensure there is an honest and two-way communication of the business plan status and risks and opportunities ahead.
  • Commitment – focused and fully accountable for supporting the business.
  • Continuously challenge and improve – accept that improvements can always be made and supporting a learning culture where mistakes happen, but lessons are then imbedded to make the plan more robust and better.

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