Sr. Finance Analyst, Retail Network Development

Newark, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt 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 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.
This Finance role is responsible for leading and supporting the forecasting, budgeting, and reporting process for the growing global retail operations of the Lucid Studios and Service Centers. This role is focused on planning and reporting for headcount, OpEx, and CapEx for all retail locations. This position will also work with cross-functional teams to ensure that OpEx and CapEx spend are managed efficiently and to the budget. 

The main responsibilities fall into three areas:

  • 1. FP&A: Partnering with Retail and Facility Operations, Purchasing, Lease Administrator, Real Estate, and Legal to plan and forecast headcount and operating costs for all retail network locations
  • 2. Accounting: Partnering with Accounts Payable, Treasury, Accounting, and Tax to ensure the purchase-to-pay process (including lease obligations) is smooth with the transactional data recorded accurately and timely, as well as audit and tax compliant 
  • 3. Systems: Ensure all systems are aligned with the purchase-to-pay process for all retail operations. This includes ERP (SAP S4/Hana), Visual Lease, Purchasing, Vendor Invoice Management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the monthly and quarterly reporting and consolidations of forecasts and budgets for the Retail Development Team, including headcount, operating and capital expenses
  • Build, own, and track retail location proformas to support strategic decisions and analysis to grow revenue and profitability
  • Become the subject matter expert on proper accounting treatment in Actuals and Forecast of current and future lease obligations under lease accounting standards (ASC 840, ASC 842, IFRS 16) 
  • Manage the purchase-to-pay process for all spend activities in the retail operations 
  •  Identify and address areas to improve the effectiveness of our financial planning and forecasting activities to streamline and enhance processes
  • Collaborate with accounting and other finance partners to bridge actual results to plan and identify cost savings opportunities

Qualifications:

  •  5-7 years of relevant work experience and knowledge in retail operations, retail planning, and forecasting experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to interact with various business partner relationships and management levels
  • Knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles and processes, including in-depth knowledge of lease accounting (ASC 840, ASC 842, IFRS 16)
  • Proven experience in budgeting, planning, forecasting, closing, and reconciling operating spend
  • Proven organization skills with ability and flexibility in prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced, growth environment
  • Ability to effectively articulate variances, analyses, and financial stories in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability developing and improving processes and automating reporting
  • Strong SAP S4/Hana, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills required -- Tableau is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting -- MBA/CPA is a plus
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 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United StatesAt Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered. To submit for your medical or religious exemption, please complete our secure form here. Once reviewed, a member of our employee relations team will reach out to you with a determination. To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 
Job tags: HANA SAP
Job perks/benefits: Competitive pay
Job region(s): North America
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