Sr. Financial Analyst

  • 39300 Country Club Dr, Farmington Hills, MI 48331, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Established in 1907, Gabriel North America designs, manufactures and distributes suspension products for the automotive aftermarket and other specialty vehicles. The company is the current market leader in suspension systems products. Gabriel NA currently employs more than 1,300 salaried and hourly employees at several locations in the US and Mexico. The company has two manufacturing facilities; one domestic US and one in Mexico. Revenues for the company are approximately $200MM. Gabriel is owned by MAT Holdings.

Job Description

This position is primarily responsible for financial support for the Farmington Hills Headquarters and Technical Center and the Oklahoma distribution center.  Key responsibilities include closing the monthly accounts for the US operations, preparation of financial statements, financial lead for product cost development, and program accounting, financial support for decision makers, budget preparation, and variance analysis.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Develop and enforce product costing processes from raw material standards through manufacturing.

  • Manage the periodic cost rolls within the system, reviewing and verifying the data, develop analytical checks to verify data integrity before and after system load.

  • Cost tracking/trending by product family down to the raw material and manufacturing standards and identify unfavorable trends.

  • Support purchasing in component cost impacts by commodity cost changes.

  • Support and direct the normal US entity monthly close process.

  • Lead the US entity budgeting process preparing the budget templates, working with department heads in trending prior years cost, and calculating future year expenses.

  • Direct cost tracking and control of US entity operating expenses and capital plan to budget.

  • Work with Sales team to track sales and margin by customer/channel and identify trends.

  • Balance sheet and account reconciliations.

  • Net working capital calculations.

  • Maintain financial KPI’s.

  • Take on special projects as needed.

  • Responsible for monthly close journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Provide support to the departments by gathering and analyzing data in the establishment and/or maintenance of corporate business processes, procedures and policies.

  • Assist in the preparation of long-term financial forecast of revenues and expenditures.

  • Assist with preparation and evaluation of Budgets and Forecasts.

  • Provide support through ad hoc analyses and reports as required.

 

Competencies:

  • Product costing and program accounting methods
  • Thinks conceptually, link problems and symptoms to identify underlying issues and root causes; focus on important information without getting bogged down in unnecessary detail; define issues clearly despite incomplete or ambiguous information.
  • Results oriented with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of trust.
  • Capable of handling sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Numerical reasoning, effectively dealing with numbers and the ability to read and prepare spreadsheets.
  • Fosters open communication, promote open discussion of ideas; provide others with open access to information; listen and respond to input and concerns expressed by others; encourage communication and information flow across boundaries.
  • Values learning, seek feedback to enhance performance; create an environment that rewards critical self-assessment and challenges others to learn from experience and mistakes; learn from the successes and failures of self and others; adapt behavior in response to feedback and experience; accept criticism openly and non-defensively; establish expectations, processes, and systems to ensure continual individual and organizational learning.
  • A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to take initiative, to work independently of day-to-day supervision, and to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Business acumen, understanding of basic business flow.

  • Change agent, being able to analyze unstructured problems and guide decision makers.

  • Numerical reasoning, effectively dealing with numbers and the ability to read and prepare spreadsheets.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA, CPA, and/or CMA preferred
  • Six to eight years finance experience
  • MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel skills
  • SAP experience
  • Manufacturing / automotive industry experience a plus

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, to take initiative, to work independently of day-to-day supervision, and to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.