Sr. Finance Analyst, Engineering R&D

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Lucid Motors

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Newark, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

We would like to welcome a Senior Finance Analyst – Engineering R&D to our team. This person will require relevant extensive experience and a strong academic background with a desire to influence a cleaner future through the electrification of the transportation space. This role will play an integral part of the Product Development Operating Finance team that directly supports Research & Development engineering teams to continue the success of the company. If you are detail-oriented, proactive and enjoy a challenge then we want to talk with you!

The Role:

  • Provide leadership and support to the budgeting, forecasting, and reporting process for Research & Development departments including headcount, operating expenses and capital expenditures.
  • Develop and communicate plans, reports, and analysis to all relevant engineering teams. Support continuously changing environments with strong initiative and a pro-active attitude.
  • Demonstrate strong presentational reporting and formulated financial calculations which drive positive change to the R&D Engineering processes.
  • Consolidate and analyze financial data including reconciliations, period-to-period variance analysis, establishing relevant KPI and cost targets, analyzing operating cost changes with insightful explanations. Develop annual operating plans and provide monthly financial forecasts.
  • Review purchase requests, purchase orders and invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with financial planning and reporting.
  • Provide objective business consultancy, business case assessments and financial guidance to all operating stakeholders.
  • Partner closely with all internal stakeholders and operating teams to provide clear financial inputs and provide guidance on operational decisions.
  • Additional ad-hoc assignments and projects supporting departments across the organization including month-end financial reporting, longer-term Business Plan development, benchmarking, and process analysis.
  • Provide new perspective to identify and propose opportunities for improvement across processes and business functions.

Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Engineering or related field.
  • Outstanding ability in using Microsoft Office suite, particularly high proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proven technical, quantitative and critical-thinking skills, high level of independent judgment, initiative and creativity to identify and clearly communicate key performance drivers to senior management.
  • Experience utilizing ERP system and Business Intelligence tools to support forecast updates, analytical review of actual results and annual budgeting processes; preferably experience with SAP/S4 HANA
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) – preferred
  • Finance Analyst experience at an Automotive OEM or Tier 1 Supplier – a huge plus!
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.
  • California (Bay Area) - $96k-132k
Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs. (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

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At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
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