Financial Analyst

  • Location
    Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Financial Analyst
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842898_2706514

Financial Analyst

Fort Mill, SC

Looking for a Financial Analyst with experience in supply chain, inventory, or wholesales. The Financial Analyst position supports management decision-making by delivering relevant, complete, and accurate financial analyses and interpretation. Working collaboratively with responsible personnel, the Financial Analyst builds a bridge between the collective financial statement import of P&L drivers and deconstructing their operational history, present, and future. To report financial status by compiling, preparing and analyzing financial information, reports and forecasts of the company; to develop integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations; to create and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and to ensure financial information has been recorded accurately; to perform reconciliation of internal accounts. The successful candidate will have financial modeling and analysis skills, a familiarity with accounting and GAAP concepts and practices, and a communicative approach to problem solving. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The candidate is required to perform a variety of tasks under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Use accounting data to generate monthly financial reports. Communicate with department personnel to establish explanations, analyses, and projections.
  • Generate monthly, quarterly, yearly revenue/expenses, costing, business reports and its analysis; track financial status by monitoring variances from plan.
  • Analyze financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions; determine financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results.
  • Conduct pricing and costing analysis for new product lines introduced; improve financial status by analyzing results and variances, identifying trends and recommending actions.
  • Reconcile transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Assist in compiling and updating monthly rolling forecasts and annual budgets, monitoring progress against actual results.
  • Participate in monthly review meetings with management to present deliverables and track action plans.
  • Provide information to management by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analysis, recommendations, etc.
  • Proactively identify variances due to accounting or operational changes. Work with responsible party to reconcile and take corrective action, if needed.
  • Assist management in financial decisions by analyzing financial information and/or reporting any finding on business trend and developments.
  • Assist in the timely calculation, accrual, payment, and monitoring of promotional programs, at times working directly with Sales personnel and customers.
  • Generate volume bonus or other sales program calculation for month end accruals as well as for customers.
  • Accomplish finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Other ad-hoc reporting and analysis are required, particularly on sales, marketing, and logistics.
  • Drive continuous improvement, auditing current processes and identifying areas improve efficiency and effectiveness, utilizing IT resources when available.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

  • Budgeting
  • Computer Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Result Driven
  • Strategic Thought
  • Technical Skills

Education/Training:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in an accounting/finance discipline and 2-5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Experience:

  • Two to five years of relevant experience in preparing financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and results.
  • High proficiency in MS Excel required in addition to working knowledge of remaining Microsoft Office Suite and proven solid working knowledge/experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, financial planning, and financial modeling.
  • Manufacturing experience, specifically in the Tire Industry or with Marketing Programs and Pricing analysis is desirable.
  • Experience with Oracle ERP r12 system is helpful.