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Financial Analyst

Category:Permanent
Location: Aurora, Illinois 60504
Posted:Wed, September 11, 2019
Salary:US$70000 - US$90000 per year + bonus
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Reporting to the Head of Business Partnering, Standard and Specialties Products, this position will be responsible for supporting the Americas Business Partnering team through the consolidation of financial data for multiple business segments. The position will coordinate and consolidate the monthly financial forecasts and annual budgets, manage the preparation of management presentations, and prepare various KPI and financial reports analyzing costs and performance.

Environment/Context/Complexity of the job: Describe the most important internal and external factors influencing the job
Identify opportunities/non-value added changes that will provided better analysis to explain results of the business and provide more timely completion of monthly tasks.
Awareness of intercultural differences in North and South America along with European HQ.
Meet hard deadlines for most reports (particularly budget, forecast and month-end close).

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

Perform financial analyst duties including analyzing and evaluating data needed in planning, budgeting and cost control
Assists in the consolidation of forecasts, operating and strategic plans
Assist with annual Regional Fixed Cost Budget. Responsibilities include:
o Maintenance of Budget Summary file.
o Creation of cost center owner budget templates.
o Timely distribution of budget templates and maintenance of tracking log.
o Support cost center owners to assure the timely completion of the budget.
o Preparation of analysis of the bottom-up Regional Fixed Cost budget to assist management with timely review so they can meet deadline for submission of Americas overall Budget to Global Reporting
Assist with preparation of monthly Board Presentation for Polymers Business. Responsibilities include:
o Monthly update of Forecast input schedule with actual results.
o Uploading approved forecast to the Global Reporting Planning system.
Analysis and preparation of monthly freight and duty charges.
Maintenance of Polymers Leadership Directory reports.
Assist with the monthly analysis of Fixed Cost Spending. Responsibilities include:
o Preparation of Fixed Cost Summary Report
o Maintaining Fixed Cost Detail report for Leadership team.
o Updating Fixed Cost supporting schedules to assist Business VP and Controller with review of actual monthly spending.
o Analyzing and explaining major spending variances.
o Maintain Travel and ProCard analysis of employee expenditures in Concur System
Level of education & Knowledge:
Bachelors/Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.
Fluency in English required. Spanish or Portuguese as a second language a plus.

Experience in general:
Financial planning and analysis experience, including experience in a manufacturing and sales & marketing type company, Chemical Industry preferred.

Technical skills:
Experience with ERP systems, SAP preferred.
Knowledge of SAP BPC, Business Objects, EssBase, EDWH or other reporting tools.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office Products: Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to collaborate cross functionally within the region, as well as on a global basis.
Self-motivated, flexible with the ability to work independently or in a team environment to meet objectives.
Analytical thinker with ability to conduct research and data analysis.
Ability to resolve problems and implement process improvements quickly.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Passion to learn and grow within the organization.
Timely submission of monthly reporting and budget figures.
Accuracy & completeness of reporting.
High customer service levels with key internal customers.

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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