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Saint-Gobain Senior Financial Analyst in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Senior Financial Analyst will partner with the various Channels to execute the channel strategy supporting strategic growth initiatives and delivering profitability in line with business expectations. This position will work with Channel Managers, Commercial Finance Manager and other Central Finance teams to develop and analyze channel financials and benchmark performance. The Analysts’ primary function is to analyze and interpret operating information in order to assist in monitoring and implementing the channel goals and objectives. Direct interaction with key stakeholders will be essential to clearly convey a structured, proactive and unbiased view of current and proposed Financial strategies.

The incumbent will drive financial and accounting aspects of the channels through analysis, interpretation of trend, detection of variances from planned levels and general monitoring of monthly and annual KPI performances. They will also assist in the development of strategies and long-term objectives including making recommendations to management that will aid in improving or obtaining these goals.

  • Provide accurate financial data, analysis and perspective that establishes sales forecast volumes, pricing, mix variances and margin analysis. The incumbent will be responsible for providing business management groups with a financial perspective that would include planning financial KPIs, analyzing performance, developing strategies and financial justifications for business decisions, including new opportunities.

  • Approximately 25% of the incumbent’s work will be comprised of special projects. The average number of concurrent projects is four to five. Projects are normally assigned by the Commercial Finance Manager, although the incumbent will be expected to recommend and undertake self-initiated project work when they discover an area meriting such attention.

  • Financial close responsibilities including account management, journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and reporting to ensuring proper recognition of results for supported segments of the organization. Analysis and review of overall channel results.

  • Internal control liaison for supported channels. Coordinate and facility internal control reviews, reporting and requirements related to your assigned activities. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring that extensive documentation systems are developed and maintained for each existing and new procedure or information system that is implemented or modified.

This North American position operates in a highly complex environment that spans markets, products, geographies and cultures. ABR North America has 13 manufacturing facilities and 3 distribution centers across the US, Canada and Mexico.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or related field, required

  • Master's Degree in Business Finance, Accounting or related field, preferred

Work Experience

  • 5-7 years of progressive financial Analysis with a broad understanding of perspective of financial and/or accounting principles, required

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated project management experience, preferred

Other Knowledge and Ability

  • The incumbent should be a highly motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to operate in a global matrix organization structure.

  • Ability to work as a part of a team and also operate from broad instruction with minimal supervision, required

  • Ability to research a particular problem, seek out personnel having relevant information, formulate a solution, recommend and defend a solution and direct implementation of accepted recommendations, required

  • Broad knowledge of financial understanding and accounting operations, required

  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills, required

Other Knowledge and Ability

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, required

  • Ability to communicate effectively. Excellent written and verbal skills that can be scaled between all levels of the organization, required

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to create compelling PowerPoint presentations, preferred

  • Ability to prioritize, plan and schedule time efficiently. Ability to operate under pressure and meet deadlines, required

  • Strong coordination and multi-tasking skills as well as the ability to handle/manage multiple projects and competing priorities, required

  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of Microsoft Excel, required

  • Ability to work with, manipulate and analyze large volumes of data, required

  • Technical capabilities in the areas of financial and business intelligence systems (SAP, MicroStrategy, Prophix Excel Data Modeling), required

  • Experience working with upper management for strategic decisions, preferred

  • Experience in the Automotive Aftermarket, Industrial and/or DIY Markets, preferred

  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or global business, preferred

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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