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       Operations Analysis & Commercial Expenses Analyst
 Title: Financial Analyst
 Department: Operations Analysis &
 Commercial Expense
 Location: Corporate HQ - Griffin House
 (Luton)

The Department:
Operations Analysis and Commercial expense controls all company expense with the exception of
manufacturing. This includes Sales, Marketing and Aftersales activity, Administration functions,
Information Systems, Engineering and Warranty & Policy. The department is also responsible for the
consolidation, analysis and reporting of Vauxhall Motors actual, forecast and Budget and Business
Plan.

The Role:
To perform a number of key jobs throughout the month and assist the team with any ad hoc tasks.
Requires focus on the details of the business and working closely with the operational areas.


Key Responsibilities:
      Responsible for financial control of Marketing expenditure & Network Q
      Key member of the team in completing month end accounting and analysis
      Account reconciliation’s.
      Production and analysis of monthly performance reports on Commercial expense to divisional
       managers.
      Analyse departmental payroll costs to headcount reporting
      Responsibility for the production and submission of P11D Benefit in Kind schedules to
       employees and HMRC for Vauxhall Motors and IBC
      Produce presentations for FD on GM performance for VIP and Union reviews.
      Carry out special investigations and ad hoc projects as required.

The undergraduate would gain an excellent insight into many aspects of the business environment
and will have an ideal opportunity to develop core financial skills. A confident and capable trainee will
also enjoy a high degree of responsibility and have many opportunities to use their own initiative.

Required Skills:
The role requires an attention to detail but also an ability to stand back and appreciate the bigger picture.
A high calibre undergraduate is required with good analytical and communication skills. The student
should be eager to learn and not afraid of taking the initiative. Excel skills are essential and an
understanding of access would be beneficial. Training courses are available to enhance these skills.

Preferred Area of Study:
Any Finance, Business, Engineering or mathematical related degree.
                               Aftersales Finance Analyst

Title: Aftersales Finance Analyst
Department: Finance
Location: Corporate HQ – Griffin House
(Luton)
Brands: Vauxhall & Opel Ireland.
The Department:
The Aftersales Finance department is responsible for the accounting, reporting, forecasting and analysis
of parts sales and costs, supporting Aftersales in achieving its business objectives. The department
liaises extensively with Aftersales Marketing, Warehouse Operations and Pricing groups, as well as with
external customers and retailers.

The Role:
The placement student will have various responsibilities involving both sales analysis and reporting, and
dealing with price queries. This will include regular day-to-day duties and ad-hoc projects, as well as
end-of-month accounting routines.

Key Responsibilities:
   Daily reporting of parts sales for Vauxhall & Opel Ireland. This data is sent to key personnel to aid
     with strategy and forecasting.
   Maintaining the Trade Club price file by identifying parts that should be added or removed from
     the programme and applying the pricing methodology accordingly.
   Administering our relationship with PartsWorld and AEL, large distributors of Vauxhall parts.
     Duties range from applying the pricing methodology to performing exchange-rate reconciliations
     on their purchases from the US.
   Analysis of ‘600 Code’ sales and transactions (customers which are not regular retailers, but have
     specific arrangements with GM), which involves producing reports and responding to any queries.
   Monthly analysis of credits paid to Vauxhall retailers (for damaged parts, misplaced orders etc),
     with a view to reducing costs by identifying problem areas and reducing the level of claims.
   Responsibility for maintaining and applying the pricing methodology for Vauxhall literature parts.
   Performing ad-hoc projects and identifying opportunities to increase sales and reduce costs, at
     overall and product group levels.
   Responding to internal and external queries and requests
   Continuous improvement of reporting and analysis through best use of sales and cost systems
     and office software packages

The student should hope to gain an understanding of the department’s processes as a whole, as well as
the office administration system in use, including the use of manual and computer based filing systems
and the quick and effective retrieval of data.

Required Skills:
Interest in and knowledge of business, especially Finance. Very good verbal and written communication
skills and very good numeracy. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. Attention to detail. Aptitude
for IT: standard office software eg. Windows and specific sales and costing systems.

Preferred Areas of Study:
Economics, Management/Business Studies, Finance/Accounting related course
              Carplan and Treasury Assistant Financial Analyst
    Title: Finance Analyst
    Department: Treasury
    Location: Corporate HQ - Griffin House (Luton)
    Brands: Vauxhall



The Department
The Vauxhall Treasury department is involved in a diverse range of activities including management
of the entity’s financing structure, daily cash management, foreign currency transactions and loan
agreements. There is regular contact with regional Treasury Centres in Rüsselsheim and New York.
The department has recently expanded, incorporating Vauxhall’s Company Vehicle finance division.

The Role
A highly responsible role in which the Analyst will manage day-to-day finance activities relating to the
Company Vehicle scheme, which contributes around 10,000 new registrations per year and is
financed by a loan book valued in the region of £50m. In addition, the analyst will be heavily involved
in cash management, planning and reconciliation on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities

    Full management of Company Vehicle loan process
    Fuel card administration
    Daily cash management, planning and reconciliation
    Financial Institution exposure reporting
    Month End Journal Entries and Balance Sheet reconciliations

The role will provide the student with a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the activities involved
in financing a large multinational organisation. In addition, the student will be provided with the
opportunity to develop both technical accounting abilities as well as gaining invaluable experience
relating to the commercial aspects of the Company Vehicle scheme.

Required Skills
High level of self-confidence required due to the level of responsibility delegated and associated
commercial/financial exposures. A commercially orientated mind combined with a respect for and
understanding of accounting principles is required. Sound business knowledge and a high level of
computer literacy (Excel in particular) are also crucial.

Preferred Area of Study
Finance/Accounting/Business Studies/Economics/Mathematics
                                    Fleet Finance Analyst
   Title: Finance Analyst
   Department: Fleet Finance
   Location: Corporate HQ - Griffin House (Luton)
   Brands: Vauxhall


The Department:
Fleet Finance controls and plays a daily active part in every aspect of the commercial operations
surrounding all fleet & used business and achievement of in excess of 200,000 sales units per year
for Vauxhall

The Role:
Analysis of decision-making in relation to all large fleet deals, terms and conditions, plus control
thereof. Tactical and strategic development to increase profitability of fleet business, while
maintaining volume and market share in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:
 Deal analysis
 Contribution margin analysis – at total and specific plan level
 Future tactical action and strategy development

The student will gain a unique insight into the complexity of the UK fleet market. High level of
responsibility and decision making power due to the nature of the job – requires fast reaction times
and strong commercial/financial judgement. Firsthand experience of managing the real life business
world of balancing sales volumes targets with profit and cost targets.

Required Skills:
High level of confidence required due to high level of responsibility given and associated
commercial/financial exposures, a strong creative thinker with a commercially orientated mind combined
with a respect for and understanding of financial targets, profitability and cost control. Extremely strong
interpersonal skills due to daily interaction with a wide variety of people internally and externally. Sound
business knowledge and a high level of computer literacy (Excel in particular) is also crucial.

Preferred Area of Study:
Finance/Accounting/Business Studies/Economics/ Mathematics
       Opel/Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles – Finance Analyst
Title: Finance Analyst
Department: Vehicle Line Finance – GME Commercial Vehicles
Location: Vauxhall Engineering Centre (Millbrook)
Brands: Opel, Vauxhall



The Department:
The Vehicle Line Finance teams are closely involved in the development of vehicles and
technologies, (interfacing with almost all functions of the company), and responsible for the overall
management of financial issues on their respective vehicle lines. They support Senior Management,
particularly the Vehicle Line Executives, by providing financial evaluation of alternatives as a basis
for decision making.
Commercial vehicles are a robustly growing part of the business currently delivering circa 10% of
GM’s European volumes. VL Finance Commercial Vehicles has responsibility for regular vehicle line
finance activities with main focus on Medium (Vivaro) and Heavy (Movano) Vans ensuring continued
market success of these products at the same time as generating acceptable financial returns.

The Role:
The Analyst will work closely with the Vehicle Line Finance Managers for Vivaro and Movano Vans,
supporting them in their operational, decision-making and reporting activities. Tactical and strategic
development to improve profitability and support growth of commercial vehicle business in Europe.
The Vehicle Line team are responsible for all of GM Europe and not just Vauxhall.
Key Responsibilities:
   Resolving operational financial issues with its external partner Renault
   Developing business cases to help with decision making and assist with subsequent investment
    and capital administration.
   Management reporting & accounting, transfer price tracking, invoice monitoring, expense
    controlling
   Liaising with Luton plant (Vivaro) and Renault (Movano) to understand and report any changes in
    vehicle costs.
   Liaising with GME Contribution Margin and Pricing teams to understand any variances in
    revenues versus budget/forecast.

The student will gain a unique perspective into the workings of automotive partnerships & alliances
and the complexity of the vehicle development process. High level of responsibility due to the nature
of the job – requires fast reaction times and strong commercial/financial judgement


Required Skills:
High level of confidence and diligence required due to level of responsibility and associated financial
exposure.
A proactive, commercially orientated, creative thinker with well-developed analytical skills combined
with a respect for and understanding of financial targets, profitability and expense control.
Strong interpersonal skills due to daily interaction with a variety of people internally and externally
(including partners in France & colleagues across Continental Europe).
Preferred Area of Study:
Finance/Accounting/Business Studies/Economic
                            Finance Analyst- Chevrolet
 Department: Chevrolet (Finance)
 Location: Griffin House
 Brands: Chevrolet

The Department:
The Chevrolet finance team is a medium sized finance team consisting of ten members of staff, with
the team cover full spectrum of finance functions including treasury, taxation, internal controls,
financial accounting, management accounting and group reporting.

The Role:
The role offers general exposure to all areas of finance, featuring aspects of financial and
management accounting. There are a number of monthly tasks which need to be done as well as ad-
hoc tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Remarketing accounting management. Responsibility for accounting and financial control over
     used car trading activities to include processing of purchase and sales ledger invoices, daily
     reconciliation of bank account, stock reporting, cost management and liaison with rental
     customers and remarketing suppliers.
  2. Assisting with management of purchase order database.
  3. Preparation and distribution of the monthly Aftersales report to the Managing Director,
     Finance Director, Aftersales Manager and the Regional Aftersales Managers.
  4. Preparation and filing of statutory returns
  5. Assist with Balance Sheet reconciliations


Required Skills:
 Individual that is bright and expresses an interest in finance
 Ability to work with minimum supervision as well as beyond their comfort zone
 Reasonable knowledge of Excel, although training is provided if necessary

The Role:
The role offers general exposure to all areas of finance, featuring aspects of financial and
management accounting. There are a number of monthly tasks which need to be done as well as ad-
hoc tasks.

				
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