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Financial Analyst III

Financial Analyst III

Brand/Group 
Finance
Job Locations 
US-MI-Rockford
Job Function 
Finance
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
5
Type 
Full Time

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Overview

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Financial Analyst III for the International Group will provide management with accurate, timely, and relevant financial analysis accompanied with commentary and recommendations where applicable.  The position will interact closely with Brand & Corporate FP&A management to ensure alignment across the Organization. 

Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Coordinate Planning and Forecasting processes for Distributor/Licensee and Joint Venture businesses; input Plans/Forecasts into planning system, and prepare plan and forecast summaries.
  2. Effectively identify and communicate key assumptions, risk factors, and opportunities reflected in Plans/Forecasts.
  3. Proactively identify potential deviations from Plans/Forecasts, quantify financial impact, and provide recommendations for contingencies.
  4. Review forecasts submitted by Joint Venture teams and assist in incorporating into the Group’s analysis and commentary.
  5. Coordinate and compile SG&A budgets for International Group employees.
  6. Lead the month end closing process with minimal supervision, including all journal entries, account reconciliations, and expense / driver analysis.
  7. Monitor and report on International Group SG&A costs including direct expenses and allocations.
  8. Collaborate with brand counterparts to understand SG&A allocations ensuring consistency across brands, regions and over time.
  9. Analyze and explain budget variances with effective communication to management
  10. Responsible for assembling and circulating model-specific (Subsidiary, Distributor/Licensee, and Joint Venture) period-end regional, brand, and consolidated Int’l Group financial statements and commentary.
  11. Review monthly financial statements from Joint Ventures, collaborating with JV teams to develop financial analysis, including commentary, for circulation within the company.
  12. Ensure that Joint Venture monthly financial statements are properly uploaded into SAP.
  13. Summarize weekly consolidated, geographical, and branded reporting on orders, shipments, and backlog with comparisons against key benchmarks and comments on salient trends/changes.
  14. Assist with pricing for distributors and licensees, ensuring that gross margin requirements are satisfied.
  15. Assist in the preparation of accurate, timely, and relevant Financial analysis, and associated communications.
  16. Support acquisition and joint venture analysis from proposal phase through benefit realization phase.
  17. Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  18. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years work experience in Accounting/Finance
  • Excellent computer skills with specific knowledge on performing analysis in Excel
    (SAP/BW experience a plus)
  • International experience a plus
  • Strong technical, analytical skills, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent professional communication skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills