This position is primarily responsible for developing, interpreting, and implementing complex financial and accounting concepts, or techniques for financial planning, analysis, and control. This includes but is not limited to analyzing monthly financial results and identifying key variance drivers, coordinating and preparing financial projections, and preparing ad-hoc analysis to support management and to facilitate profit improvement. In addition, there are general accounting responsibilities as part of a matrix structure in the Finance/Accounting department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting required, as well as 3+ years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree / CPA preferred. Experience with SAP Business Planning & Consolidation, Macola, and Crystal is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills.
Knowledge of computerized information systems used in finance and accounting applications.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Operational knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and PowerPoint, with a strong Excel skill set.
Exhibits a high level of curiosity and interest in learning new methods and ideas.
Manages time efficiently. Completes work accurately while promptly meeting deadlines. Flexibly changes direction to meet a need or solve a problem.
Human Relations Skills: Listens and responds to associates, demonstrating high levels of respect, honesty and empathy. Communicates face-to-face frequently in terms that are meaningful to the other person. Works well with others. Is trustworthy. Takes accountability for projects and owns mistakes.
Extremely well-qualified; able to apply knowledge to champion individual projects to successful completion. Recognized by the industry and highly respected by peers as an expert in the field; often sought after for mentoring role inside the company or as an outside speaker. Well-rounded in other business areas, the successful candidate is an individual who is very current in field of expertise, leading developments and transferring skills and knowledge.
Planning & Execution
Always establishes SMART goals, anticipates the unforeseen and develops viable contingency plans; conducts outstanding meetings that result in powerful decisions and actions; tenaciously follows through on commitments. The successful candidate leaves no stone unturned in achieving goals and often over-delivers against expectations; demonstrates a consistently high level of commitment and energy that inspires and motivates the rest of the organization.
Job Specific Skill Sets
Attention to detail and accurate - The successful candidate identifies inconsistencies and/or errors in complex situations quickly; they ensure a high level of accuracy through thorough review and revision of material relating to projects, decisions and actions. They comply with the intent of policies, procedures and agreements. They ensure no detail is neglected to keep a project on target, reach a goal or meet a need. They coach employees at every level to be detail oriented and accurate.
Analyze issues and problem solving - The successful candidate quickly, completely, and accurately sorts through challenging and complex issues, often using sophisticated testing methods. They obtain relevant information through people and data, think logically and focusing on what is critical and important. They identify the root causes, generate reasonable alternatives and manage the buy-in and support/implementation of the chosen solution. They anticipate situations that could impact the organization, finding high-quality solutions before a problem arises.
Drive for results - The Role Model achieves results through and with others. They articulate the business needs in a professional and powerful way. They set high standards for performance, pursue aggressive goals personally and collectively and persist in the face of obstacles. The role model leads people/teams to reach demanding goals by focusing on what is most critical. They have a strong commitment to the entire organization, maintaining a team focus even in the most challenging situations.
Financial acumen - The successful candidate understands all of the financial implications of business decisions and uses this knowledge to guide the organization. They are able to assess and communicate the impact on the financials of changes in the market and the world (i.e., political, social, economic). They can create sophisticated models to evaluate initiatives as well as identify projects that achieve superior company financial performance. They establish controls to safeguard assets and create financial reporting systems to improve overall company performance. They communicate financial issues in a way that can be understood by everyone in the organization. They help others use financial models and decision making tools to improve personal effectiveness.
Manage and improve processes - The successful candidate champions continuous improvement and elimination of inherent waste in business critical processes. They comprehend the implications of activities and adapt to reach the desired end point. They identify best practices from both in and outside the organization and implement changes that streamline or improve the efficiency of future work. They help others understand the process and use it to increase personal effectiveness.
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