The senior analyst, operations finance position is a high visibility role providing support to global manufacturing and supply chain business leaders. This position requires an ability to be adaptable to fast changing business/operational conditions, while providing timely and value added analysis in support of business decisions. The ideal candidate will have experience in operations finance and be very familiar with key cost accounting concepts. They must possess the drive to create an impact in their relationship with a global, cross
functional team. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to frame and communicate business and operational issues and be proactive in recommending appropriate courses of action.
Provide end to end support; covering front end business support, financial planning and analysis, as
well as back end controllership and accounting for area(s) of direct responsibility
Drive the global consolidation of key performance indicators (KPI’s) such as Overhead Spend,
Headcount, CAPEX, Volume, Absorption etc.
Play a major role in the global operations finance’s quarterly forecasting, annual budgeting and
periodic variance reportingcycles.
Serve as liaison between the Corporate operations finance leadership team and the site operations
finance teams across regions on a wide range of topics.
Actively participate in the preparation of financial reporting package focused on performance related to
the manufacturing and supply chain organizations to the appropriate executive management
Provide deep insight into manufacturing and purchase activity variances with a view to helping
management understand their impact on overall performance.
Support continuous improvement initiatives in operations finance in such areas as overall KPI content,
as well as help improve forecast accuracy levels etc.
Interface with internal and external auditors and support overall control framework.
Support the standard cost setting process for both routine and annual cost roll activities
Provide leadership in the work order variance review process and provide meaningful insight into
Perform any other tasks as needed.
Minimum 3-5 years in Operations Finance and Cost Accounting
Strong hands-on experience with SAP is preferred; exposure to Cognos TM1 is a plus
Successful track record of effectively interfacing with manufacturing personnel to identify, support,
and execute on value-added ideas to improve profitability
Attention to details, strong analytical background as it pertains to understanding and explaining
Ability to influence cross functionally and solve complex problems
Strong Microsoft Excel skills required; Must be comfortable working with and analyzing large data files
Experience with Product life-cycle management (PLM) software a plus
Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.MBA, CPA or CMA a plus