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Financial Analyst

Kaiser Aluminum Lake Forest Full-Time
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We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for data analytics. This position will be a key player in developing next level analytics and financial modeling. This role will report directly to the VP of Financial Planning and Analysis and is based out of headquarters in Foothill Ranch, CA


·        Decision support and sensitivity analysis

·        Historical trend analysis of key financial metrics

·        Reporting and analysis to identify major drivers of performance

·        Return on investment analysis on capital spending projects

·        Design and development of financial models and reports

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

·        Outstanding analytical capabilities

·        Ability to apply strategic thinking to tactical activities.  Must be willing to undertake deep data dives, but still see big picture

·        Excellent financial modeling skills, including integrated 3-statement models

·        Strong business partner to Sales and Operations Management

·        Strong understanding of standard cost accounting background in a manufacturing environment, including throughput, activity-based costing

·        Demonstrate professionalism and strong team skills

·        Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.  Self-starter

·        Proactive and well organized


Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, MBA a plus

3-5 years of financial experience

Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint

Highly adept skillset with financial systems [Examples] Hyperion Essbase, Oracle, GL Wand, Cognos



Must possess excellent written & verbal communication skills.  Ability to interact with all levels of the organization, from technicians to senior management


MBA, CPA or CMA helpful, but not required


Willing to travel domestically as needed 10-20%.

Skills required

Use Statistical Method
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis


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Estimated Salary: $95K
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At Kaiser, “Best in Class” isn’t three empty words on an acrylic award sitting in some conference room. It’s not a throwaway slogan on a coffee cup. For more than 20 years, it’s been our way of doing business. It’s a promise to our customers—and to ourselves. It means we create superior aluminum mill products for the most technically demanding applications for transportation and industrial markets and deliver them to our customers anywhere in the world. We deliver them on time, or even a day early. And we provide an environment that offers a sense of fulfillment and real opportunities for advancement for all who work here. “Best in Class” is our guiding principle, our mantra, our attitude. Embedded in our culture, it drives us to do all we can to improve how we do business today—then do it even better tomorrow.

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