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Senior Finance Analyst - Retail Operations

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid's mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

This FP&A role is responsible for leading and supporting the forecasting, budgeting, and reporting process for the growing 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 at budget.

The main responsibilities fall in 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 locations

  2. Accounting: Partner with Accounts Payable, Treasury, Accounting, and Tax to ensure the purchase-to-pay process (incl. 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 P2P 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 Operations, including headcount, operating and capital expenses
  • Become the SME 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 P2P process for all retail operations spend activities
  • Recognize areas to improve the effectiveness of our financial planning and forecasting activities to streamline and improve processes
  • Collaborate with accounting and other finance partners to bridge actual results to plan and identify cost savings opportunities


  • 5-7 years of work experience or 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 and financial stories in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability developing and improving processes, including automating reporting and forecast modeling
  • Strong SAP S4/Hana, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills required, Tableau a plus
  • Bachelor's degree (MBA/CPA a plus) in Finance or Accounting

Be part of something amazing

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.

At Lucid, we don't just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. 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.

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.

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Newark , Senior Finance Analyst - Retail Operations, Other , Newark, California

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