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Accountant

Innovative Systems Group Lafayette
$32,000.00 - $33,000.00 / year
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Accountant 3

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage annual budget for 90+ engineering R&D programs. Determine overall financial health of Lafayette business unit and take corrective actions to align business plan with forecasts. Determine financial health at the program level and recommend actions to correct discrepancies between budgets and forecasts


TYPICAL DAY:

Compile and continuously update individual program targets. Forecast budget for labor, material, and testing within two Microsoft Excel- based spreadsheet tools. Facilitate budget negotiation among engineering managers. Create training documentation and hold training sessions with engineering managers on proper accounting, budgeting, and forecasting principles. Develop Microsoft Excel-based financial tools using raw Accounting data, Pivot tables, vlookups, and extensive formula integration to track monthly expenditures on programs. Use the Excel-based financial tracking tools to create simplified and organized expenditure reports for engineering managers. Forecast for planned monthly expenditures including labor, material purchases, testing charges, and indirect materials and expenses. Analyze monthly spend vs. forecasted spend to assist in program prioritization. Engage engineering managers and Accounting to resolve mischarges or discrepancies as needed.


TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:URL blocked - click to apply
Bachelor’s degree in finance, management, or accounting is recommended.
At least 5-7 years of experience required. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel: Vlookup; Index-Match; Filters, sorting; Pivot Tables; Data Mining; and If statements / nested if-statements. Differentiating Factor: - Good communication (written and verbal), Strong Initiative, Attention to Detail, and Enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets.


SOFT SKILLS:

Good communication (written and verbal), Strong Initiative, Attention to Detail, and Enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets.


Regular Hours
: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Travel: None
Interview: in person required
Interview availability
: ASAP

  • Team oversees budgets for engineering group, candidate will oversee budget and pull in various spend info from different data sets and compile into own dataset
  • Have over 100 different R& D programs going at once, has a lot of line items and budget targets, forecasts, etc
  • Identify areas of overspend and assess what corrective actions are to get program back on track/budget
  • Will need to do various manipulations within Excel and asses gaps and communicate gaps and suggestive corrective actions to managers
  • Will be updating program targets, forecasting for labor material, holding training sessions with engineering managers
  • Will be using pivot tables, vlook ups, formulas
  • Analyzing monthly spend vs forecast spend
  • Tableau or power BI is nice to have
  • Someone that enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Strong attention to detail, can see big picture
  • Will consider people with more experience and no bachelors degree


Accountant 3

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage annual budget for 90+ engineering R&D programs. Determine overall financial health of Lafayette business unit and take corrective actions to align business plan with forecasts. Determine financial health at the program level and recommend actions to correct discrepancies between budgets and forecasts


TYPICAL DAY:

Compile and continuously update individual program targets. Forecast budget for labor, material, and testing within two Microsoft Excel- based spreadsheet tools. Facilitate budget negotiation among engineering managers. Create training documentation and hold training sessions with engineering managers on proper accounting, budgeting, and forecasting principles. Develop Microsoft Excel-based financial tools using raw Accounting data, Pivot tables, vlookups, and extensive formula integration to track monthly expenditures on programs. Use the Excel-based financial tracking tools to create simplified and organized expenditure reports for engineering managers. Forecast for planned monthly expenditures including labor, material purchases, testing charges, and indirect materials and expenses. Analyze monthly spend vs. forecasted spend to assist in program prioritization. Engage engineering managers and Accounting to resolve mischarges or discrepancies as needed.


TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, management, or accounting is recommended.
At least 5-7 years of experience required. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel: Vlookup; Index-Match; Filters, sorting; Pivot Tables; Data Mining; and If statements / nested if-statements. Differentiating Factor: - Good communication (written and verbal), Strong Initiative, Attention to Detail, and Enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets.


SOFT SKILLS:

Good communication (written and verbal), Strong Initiative, Attention to Detail, and Enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets.


Regular Hours
: 7:30am to 4:00pm
Travel: None 
Interview: in person required
Interview availability
ASAP

  • Team oversees budgets for engineering group, candidate will oversee budget and pull in various spend info from different data sets and compile into own dataset
  • Have over 100 different R& D programs going at once, has a lot of line items and budget targets, forecasts, etc
  • Identify areas of overspend and assess what corrective actions are to get program back on track/budget
  • Will need to do various manipulations within Excel and asses gaps and communicate gaps and suggestive corrective actions to managers
  • Will be updating program targets, forecasting for labor material, holding training sessions with engineering managers
  • Will be using pivot tables, vlook ups, formulas
  • Analyzing monthly spend vs forecast spend
  • Tableau or power BI is nice to have
  • Someone that enjoys working with numbers and spreadsheets
  • Strong attention to detail, can see big picture
  • Will consider people with more experience and no bachelors degree

Skills required

Financial Transactions
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices

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