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Sr. Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst

N.S. International, Ltd. Troy Full-Time
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Company Overview

Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ("NSI"), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.

Purpose of Job

The role of the Sr. Financial Planning & Analyst is to facilitate the consolidation of short-term/long-term budget and forecast information for the North American entities. This includes to regularly monitor the budget throughout the year and prepares monthly budget vs. actual reports for the leadership team. Also, the role will be responsible to assists in establishing consistency between all the North American locations regarding standards and proper utilization of the monthly plan vs. actual reporting system as well as assist with the business Plan development and support activities.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

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Major Duty/Responsibility of Job1.45%

Budgeting and Forecasting:

•Assist in executing the five year annual and revised budget process, which includes the five North American entities. Requires planning at the various levels such as customer, customer programs, each North American entity and consolidated entities.
•Prepare the appropriate templates for budgeting and forecasting.
•Facilitate internal resources and departments within the entities to explain the expectations of the budget process and addresses any questions regarding the process.
•Complie with the approved policy of budgeting regarding the deadlines and the management of the budgeting process.
•Ensure timely receipt of department/entity budget estimates and critically examines them for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives.
•Review previous budgets and calculates benefits / losses incurred during the previous financial years related to budget planning.
•Analize and clarify the main point of changes from previous year/budget/actual trend; provides recommendations for amendments or changes in the budget to leadership.
•Consolidate the data for budget presentation and provides an overview of the financial status of all operations.
•Update ERP System with budget / forecast data.
•Facilitate/Support D&D contracts preparation/updates working with Engineering and Business Development sections; making sure the accuracy of the calculation.
•Assist in developing transfer pricing for products within North American entities and between other company-related entities. 2.40%

Monitoring and Maintenance:

•Monitor the budget regularly throughout the year; analyze and clarify the cause of the variances or countermeasures to close the issues; prepare the monthly budget vs. actual report for leadership.
•Assist in the establishment of consistency between the locations when setting the standards and proper utilization of the monthly plan vs. actual reporting system.
•Support financial planning and reporting of profitability by customer programs and all other North America businesses.
•Work with Engineering and Business Development to track D&D expenditures in comparison to the budget/contract. 
•Assist in improving the accuracy of program basis profit. 3.15%

Continuous Improvement and Other Related Tasks:

•Review departmental/entity level processes, systems, and reporting. Conduct independent investigation to research, analyze, and formulate recommended solutions; assists in the analysis and implementation of solutions.
•Support and contributes to execute North American initiatives and projects as assigned and as related to department business plan objectives.
•Support the implementation of streamlining processes associated with budget, forecast, monthly & quarterly closing, engineering development cost.

Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance
Related Experience

•5+ years’ related experience working in a manufacturing environment.
•5+ years’ experience in financial planning and accounting function; tier-one automotive supplier and/or cost calculation experience preferred.
•Computer skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office software required, especially Microsoft Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
•Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), organization skills, analytical, and great attention to detail for accuracy; independently troubleshoots issues.
•Knowledge of ERP systems (J.D. Edwards) preferred.
•Experience working with an international organization (Japanese and/or Mexico companies) preferred.
Special Training or Competency

•Observation, understanding, and execution of applicable company ISO/IATF certification standards related to the role and impact on the overall organization.
NSI Competencies

: Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.

Initiative/ Results Driven
: Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.

Judgment/ Decision Making
: Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.

Resource Management
: Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.

Team Work
: Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively.

Additional Information

Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.
Travel Requirements

10-20% domestic and/or international.

If domestic travel is necessary, valid drivers’ license is required.

If international travel is necessary, valid passport is required.
Additional Information
Valid drivers' license / passport required. 


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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N.S. International, Ltd. is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and Head-Up-Display systems (HUDs) to many major automotive manufacturers including: General Motors, FCA US (previously known as Chrysler), Honda, BMW as well as supplying parts and equipment including fuel gauges, speedometers, tachometers, and a variety of other gauges to Harley Davidson, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Suzuki amongst others.

N.S. International, Ltd. recently moved into a new North America Design Center in Troy, MI that houses a team of professionals who are able to provide face-to-face service to all of our customers including: sales and purchasing, hardware, software and mechanical design engineering along with quality, warranty, testing and research and development.  We work together with our customers from the inception of the design through to the final production lifecycle.  Our team provides direct support to not only customer engineering departments but also support to the OEM plants.  Our engineering departments are capable of sample fabrication, development of fixture/tool design and assembly, lighting optimization, failure analysis and software validation.  Our design team provides our customers with the latest in design by conducting independent studies, design proposals, and multi-display (LCD) graphics design.

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