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Finance Job Descriptions 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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