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Financial Analyst

Volvo Group Shippensburg Full-Time
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Job Summary
 
Key member of the Shippensburg Operations finance team.  Supports finance and production management to understand the financial impact of decisions/activities through the value chain and the production unit being supported
 
Job Content
 
Roles
  • Controlling and analysis
Main Tasks/ Responsibilities/ Authorities 
  • Responsible for analysis, reporting and communication of the financial results for area (plan, forecast and actual results)
  • Responsible for tracking, analysing, and reporting manufacturing productivity on a weekly basis while proactively looking for opportunities in the manufacturing process to reduce costs
  • Work closely with production unit management to develop and present business strategy, budget and forecast, and to improve understanding of the financial business drivers
    • Provide financial support for standard kaizens inclulding financial vaildation and sign off upon completion including investment request inititation, monitoring and follow-up
    • Lead and manage all production financial forecasting and budgeting   activity which includes production spending, absorption, productivity, variances, capital spending, and inventory (WIP)
    • Serve as the financial partner in determining financial targets
    • Responsible for closing activities
    • Participate in ad-hoc projects and prepare various ad-hoc reports
    • General understanding of the 4C full financial tools
    • Leading and participating in projects/teams that are geared towards reducing waste
    • Contribute to increase the efficiency by simplifying and developing financial issues
    • Increase automation of all processes
    • Ensure internal controls are maintained and compliance to FPP and other accounting directives
    • Provide “Early Warnings”  and “No Surprises” – monitor performance and trend analysis of operating results and business plans
    • Understand/Support Total Business – “Be in the Business”
    • Develop cross-functional business relationships and network with sales region, technology, and other global organizations
Key Skills
  • Business analysis and control
  • Data analysis and synthesis
  • Business case development
  • Business understanding
  • Cash flow and working capital management
  • Communication
  • Financial control and compliance
  • Gross margin analysis and improvements
  • Proactive critical thinking
  • Process efficiency and effectiveness
Forums:
 
External:
  • Professional Accounting Organizations
Internal:
  • Finance weekly standup
  • Production unit management system (where relevant)
  • Cost deployment
Required knowledge & experience:

Education/ Professional Qualifications required for the position 
  • 3 to 5 years experience with management accounting
  • University degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA helpful
  • CMA or CPA Preferred
  • Experience in related areas such as accounting in a manufacturing company is preferred
Additional Important Requirements:
  • Some successful work experience in the field of Accounting, Internal Controls, Cost Accounting, and/or Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Experience in working with Financial Applications of ERP system is an asset
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Quick, crisp and analytical mind and acute, highly developed judgment skills
  • Ability to formulate, communicate and present ideas with self-confidence
  • Highly responsive, client service orientation and demonstrated hands-on approach
  • Proven ability to build up relevant and useful contacts internally and externally
  • Sense of urgency and ability to push work forward to timely completion
  • Self motivated with a proactive and innovative approach
  • Strong business focus with demonstrated business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; any other languages are a plus
  • Dynamics, fast-paced, matrix environment
  • Some travel required
  • Knowledge of construction equipment products
  • Exceptional PC skill with knowledge of the Microsoft suite; working knowledge of BCS, SAP, and Essbase
 

Skills required

Use Statistical Method
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
Finance
Accounting

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