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Financial Analyst Job


Location: 

Cary, NC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Finance & Accounting
Posting Date:  Mar 30, 2021

Job Dimensions

  • This position reports to the Global Finance Manager for the Coating Resins business.  US-related activities will account for 50% of the analyst’s time.  The other 50% will be allocated towards Global Reporting and Consolidation Activities.
  • The primary environment will be to strengthen support to our business partners by providing financial analysis, process improvement and cost controls. 
  • The candidate will have responsibility and be accountable for understanding the results of the North American Business. 
  • A thorough understanding of the business strategy is required as well as the ability to be able to incorporate the North American strategy into the global strategy. 
  • This position will improve the accounting processes and influence change management in the business. 
  • Assist in coaching and mentoring plant accountants to take on additional responsibilities to support the manufacturing operation and related analysis as required by the Plant Manager.
  • 30% travel required
  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
     

Key Activities and Responsibilities

Global Financial Analysis

  • Monthly Close Reporting & Analysis
    • Work with Regional Finance teams & the Accounts and Controlling department in France (DCCG) to ensure that results accurately reflect operational activity.
    • Ensure that reporting to DCCG and Global BU management are communicated in a timely manner.
    • Make continuous improvement to processes (reporting, forecasting, and budget) and ensure proper documentation on reporting/processes covered by the job activity.
  • Financial Analysis
    • Provide analytical support to Global BU management.
    • Continual review and improvement of existing reporting systems both from an IT and reporting standpoint.
    • Assist with on-going follow-up of business metrics including working capital, investments and manufacturing globally.
  • Planning and Budget
  • Work closely with Global Finance Manager and Director to prepare Budget package by consolidating regional budget templates and providing specific analysis.  Identify areas for global process improvement year-over-year.
  • Forecasting
  • Work with Global Finance Manager to assist in forecasting activities and analysis on a global level. 
  • Consolidate monthly forecasts of operational results, working with regional Finance teams.
     
    US Financial Analysis
  • Monthly Close Reporting & Analysis
  • Prepare monthly reporting metrics for Coating Resins North America, including dashboards and analysis reports. 
  • Assist North American Coating Resins Product Managers, Sales team in requested ad-hoc and management analysis.
  • Assist in  the process for collecting and presenting key financial and business indicators for monthly reporting and analysis, including the monthly preparation of the North American Forecast as reported in CORE
  • Analyze all cost/performance measures for manufacturing sites; review yields and fixed costs and assist in leading productivity improvement programs.
  • Financial Analysis
  • Assist North American Coating Resins Product Managers, Sales team in requested ad-hoc and management analysis.
  • Improve business processes in coordination with NA Finance Manager, more value added versus record keeping;
  • Improve business decisions by providing financial analysis and bringing new tools and techniques.
  • Active participation on the business management teams.
  • Analyze all cost/performance measures for manufacturing sites; review yields and fixed costs and assist in leading productivity improvement programs
  • Planning and Budget
  • Work closely with NAFTA Finance Manager to prepare annual budget and five-year strategic plan, with detailed sales and expense forecasts; identify targets for profit improvement, both short and long term for the businesses.

 

Required Education/Work Experience

  • Finance, Accounting or Technical Bachelor’s degree required; MBA is preferred
  • 4+ years of Accounting/Finance or related experience (preferably in the chemical industry)
  • Advanced MS Excel experience required,
  • SAP experience is preferred

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Cost accounting knowledge; Analytical capabilities & experience: Project Leadership skills
  • Ability to act as a change agent within the business
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks; Able to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-directed, proactive, initiative
  • Experience interacting and advising senior level business management.
  • Experience working within an international company
     


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