senior financial analyst
Saint Louis, MO
Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning
Coordinate and manage preparation and consolidation of the annual Budget.
Coordinate and manage the monthly forecast, including:
a) Prepare, analyze, and distribute a weekly sales forecast to key management.
b) Maintain monthly forecasting process at both the detail and aggregated level, driving a reliable sales outlook to support operations planning and management decisions.
Support pricing activities through detailed analysis and collaboration with Value Stream managers.
Assist sales and operations in other financial analysis activities (such as discounting, rebates, etc.)
Develop, review and understand the drivers of segment and product line growth and profitability.
Review and analyze forecast results in relation to business direction to:
a) Identify product or market trends.
b) Provide Value Stream and plant managers with observations of forecast directions.
c) Prepare reports by Value Stream comparisons to Budget and Prior Year.
d) Assist Sales and Marketing with development of business plans.
e) Ensure data integrity and continually drive process improvement.
1.Prepare analyses of financial and operational results and consult with Value Stream and functional leaders to understand. Utilize this information and analysis to develop recommendations to drive improved growth and margin improvement
2.Demand Management related to forecasting Sales, Inventory and analyzing Operations capacity.
3.Support product, pricing and market analytics and operational analytics related to product mix.
4.Prepare financial analysis of potential acquisitions.
5.Prepare special analysis as requested.
6.Other duties as assigned, and duties may vary as position and organization evolves
Accounting and Financial Reporting:
1.Coordinate monthly close and financial reporting for Duke's international entities, including Duke CR, Duke China, STMPI, DMC UK Properties LTD, DMC Properties Holding LTD.
2.Coordinate the monthly close, financial reporting, and financial consolidation of company entities located in the U.S.
3.Translate local currency financial statements received from the respective international entities to U.S. Dollars in accordance with GAAP and enter the translated trial balance into the Epicor general ledger for financial statement consolidation.
4.Review and analyze the financial results and communicate findings to the Corporate Controller and/or CFO.
5.Coordinate and prepare monthly account reconciliations, year-end audit schedules, and other routine accounting and financial reporting activities.
6.Monitor general ledger accounting activities to ensure that established accounting policies and internal control procedures are adhered to.
7.Review financial and operational results to gain an understanding of the business; identify areas for improvement, and develop and present to management recommended solutions.
8.Prepare various financial reports and analysis as required.
1.Maintain focus on continuous improvement through researching and sourcing innovative, cost-efficient business solutions and making process improvement recommendations to upper management.
2.Prepare schedules and do analysis as needed for periodic audits and tax returns.
3.Adhere to all Company policies, safeguard the company' s interests and act in an ethical and legal manner as well as report all violations of Company policies and procedures to appropriate management.
4.The above list of essential duties is not exhaustive. It only defines some of the main responsibilities and employee may be required to perform additional tasks not listed above.
1.Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Master's degree is a plus.
2.Experience: Minimum of 7 years in a comparable accounting role.
3.Strong knowledge of and experience with foreign currency translation (FASB 52) is preferred.
4.Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment is preferred.
5.Strong analytical and reporting skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
6.Ability to be self-sufficient; to take projects and complete them without supervision.
7.Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
8.Demonstrated teamwork and problem-solving skills.
9.Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Physical Job Requirements:
1.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, push, pull, feel and grasp with hands and arms.
2.The employee must exert up to 5 pounds of force occasionally and/or a light amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Mental and Visual Job Requirements:
1.Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
2.Ability to bring objects into sharp focus.
3.Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
4.Ability to learn and comprehend instructions and orientation to the job.
5.Ability to concentrate attention on task at hand for extended periods of time.
Workplace Environmental Conditions:
1.Typical office environment.
2.Ability and willingness to travel. Travel requirement: approximately 5% (12-14 days per year)
Tools Used to Perform Essential Functions:
1.Equipment: Personal Computer, 10-Key Calculator, Telephone, Scanners, Printers, Copier.
2.Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Epicor ERP, and FlySpeed