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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
Responsible for the financial reporting and control for operations and providing support to the operations team to ensure they are operating within agreed budgets
Reporting to the Head of Operations Finance,and working directly with the Operations (Production) team. 
The requirements of the role will evolve with the post holder giving the perfect opportunity to settle in to Lotus and learn systems and processes at the start. As the business requirements change through growth opportunities the role will become a lot more challenging and fit with career development potential.
A key element of the new ten year plan at Lotus is improved manufacturing reporting and efficiency. 

Key deliverables are;
Support Operation Finance Team in preparation of monthly reports (data downloads / analysis)
Journal Preparation & Posting 
            o Accruals & Prepayments
            o ASO Excess Margin
            o 333 claim data 
            o Obsolete Provision for ASO transfers Journal
            o ASO Part Warranty Journal
            o Auto Stock Posting Differences
            o Debit Note Recovery Journal re Freight & Admin Charges
            o Non-conformance Stock Journal

Support Purchasing Saving Reporting (BOM & IDP reporting / analysis) - Analyse and monitor the reported BOM savings against the current car and indirect (overhead) purchases
Assist in implementing and maintaining operational efficiency metrics and reviews to drive productivity changes and cost savings 
Balance Sheet Reconciliations (Warranty / Recall / Raw Materials / Production Stock / Accruals & Prepayments)
Daily general finance administration tasks – coding transport -,pool car -,  mobile phone -, travel – driving permit requests, ER’s - challenge and critique spending against agreed budgets and code accordingly
Provide holiday cover for others within Operations Finance Team 
Ad hoc finance tasks & queries

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
Full Accountancy Qualification
Finance/Accountant/Business Partner 
Advanced Excel 
Finance/Accountant/Business Partner
Ability to work with non finance colleagues
Adaptable to change
Attention to detail
Team Player
Operational/Manufacturing background 
Motor Industry Accountancy/Finance
Other information
 Fast paced and ever changing environment. Some travel may be required in the UK