Sr. Finance Analyst, Engineering R&D

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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!
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