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Financial Analyst
Ref No.: 18-34108
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Top 5
1. Cost Accounting Experience
2. Excel Savvy
3. Accounting/Finance Degree
4. Self-Learner
5. Manufacturing experience

Job Description: Financial Analysis
• This position is responsible for financial analysis and general ledger maintenance supporting the Kalamazoo location. Responsibilities include product costing, variance analysis, FP&A activities, and month end roles such as JE’s, reconciliations, and business review preparation.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Cost Accounting & General Ledger
1. Prepare monthly analysis to properly record reserves, depreciation, revenue, and E&O
2. Development of variance analysis tools and reporting metrics
3. Key member in generation of accurate standard costs and allocation model drivers
4. Ensure integrity and accuracy of general ledger accounting
5. Perform ad hoc analysis through analytical modeling
Financial Analysis and Reporting
1. Preparation of monthly and yearly forecasts/budgets
2. Partner with manufacturing and other functional areas to develop and track operational performance
3. Develop, produce, and distribute reporting tools to help enhance business partnering
4. Perform reporting activities on margins, revenue, absorption, MUV, PPV, and other metrics to ensure timing and accuracy of standard cost
5. Finance lead for PPI – Drive cross-functional continuous process improvement initiatives
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• 3 to 5 years’ manufacturing experience
• Understanding of GAAP
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• 2+ years of experience with Hyperion Financial Management Experience
Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced user of Microsoft Excel (PowerPivot, VBA)
• Familiarity with Access
• MBA, MSA, CPA, or CMA
• Familiarity with J.D. Edwards