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Financial Analyst Job


Location: 

Cary, NC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Finance and Accounting
Posting Date:  Nov 9, 2021

The Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting Finance Business Partners by providing financial analysis and reporting, process improvement, budget planning, forecasting, consolidation activities and cost controls for US and global activities.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Global Financial Analysis (50%)

Monthly Close Reporting and Analysis

  • Work with regional finance teams and the Accounts and Controlling department in FP&A France to ensure that results accurately reflect operational activity
  • Ensure that reporting to FP&A France and global business unit management is 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 business unit management
  • Continual review and improvement of existing reporting systems, from both 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 (50%)

Monthly Close Reporting and Analysis

  • Prepare monthly reporting metrics for Arkema Coating Resins North America, including dashboards and analysis reports
  • Assist North American Arkema Coating Resins Product Managers and Sales teams 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
  • Analyze all cost / performance measures for manufacturing sites; review yields and fixed costs; assist in leading productivity improvement programs

Financial Analysis

  • Improve business processes in coordination with North American 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

 

CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT

  • The primary environment will be to strengthen support to our Finance Business Partners by providing financial analysis, process improvement and cost controls
  • Responsible and 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 incorporate the North American strategy into the global strategy
  • 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
  • Comply with all rules, regulations, policies, legal and internal requirements of the business unit and Arkema, Inc.
  • 30% travel required

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or Technical Bachelor required; Master of Business Administration degree preferred
  • Four or more years of Accounting, Finance or related experience, preferably in the chemical industry
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience required
  • SAP experience is strongly preferred

 

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES

  • Cost accounting knowledge; Analytical capabilities and 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, takes initiative
  • Experience interacting with and advising senior level business management
  • Experience working within an international company

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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