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Financial Analyst Job


Wauwatosa, WI, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Finance and Accounting
Posting Date:  Jan 14, 2023

Global Business Unit Financial Controlling Analyst - AP&C

Situation Organization
This position reports to the business Unit Finance Director and is responsible for business processes.
This position works collaboratively across the regions units to support business decision making and various initiatives as identified.


Job Dimensions
Plants: 8 in 7 countries across regions


Assist Global Finance Controller in most operations :
Business Margin – Provide insight on margin trends or isolate variation by region, key account, & product 
New Business development – Consolidate  data and prepare analysis for monthly/quarterly management report
Fixed costs Analysis – Manage BU/ Corporate requirement to isolate variation by function & region
Monthly reporting (RCG ) –  Prepare global slides with analysis commentary
Trade Working Capital – Manage BU/ Corporate requirements & isolate variation by component & region, propose corrective actions when working capital exceeds yearly target
Investment Projects – Participate in return on investment analysis to support BU strategic decisions (utilize DCF, build model to analyze current vs proposed
Budget preparation – Owner of volume,sales, & margin (VPM) consolidation, budget deck consistency, and assist regional controllers with budget deck completion.
Process standardization within GBU –
Owner of reporting governance / consistency –VPM & reconciliation with P&L, BU customer and product segmentation, fixed cost by nature, region, and manufacturing costs segmentation.
Analyze BU processes to Identify gaps and recommend corrective actions to improve consistency
Coordinate collection of data (sales, fixed costs ) in order to create Global Databases  - Managing regional inputs to drive consistent global consolidation of BU reporting
Carry out worldwide studies on Accounting practices and SAP usage
Fixed cost segmentation, margin variance categorization, gross to net sales, shared department allocation keys
Supports global functions such as product line marketing and key account managers  on key initiatives like Connected Product line / sourcing model and pricing strategy analysis
Context and Environment
Occasional travel domestically and internationally as needed – approximately < 10%
Manages business process and cross-regional resources within a global organization
Interacts with regional and corporate controllers
May require working outside of normal business hours to meet deadlines
Supports the site EHS policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
Participates in EHS activities provided by site management and Bostik, Inc. (e.g., Puresafety, etc.)
Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
Practice safe work habits, in accordance with OSHA and EPA guidelines and Bostik specific EHS requirements


Qualifications / Experience Required
Education:  BS or BA in Accounting, Economics, Finance or related degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience preferred in Finance, Accounting, or Audit roles
Experience in supporting a business unit or advanced business analysis preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with senior business managers
Solid analytical skills; record of strong continuous learning
Ability to communicate essential financial concepts for ease of understanding by all players
Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Works, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Working knowledge of SAP, IBM Planning Analytics experience preferred
Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of how to leverage a wide variety of data and related computer tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
Ability to lead self and works collaboratively to identify process improvement opportunities.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; works well with others in a cross-functional team environment knowing who to engage to achieve results.
Excellent organizational and time management skills to include the ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and effectively manage projects in a diverse organization.
Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines.


A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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