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Senior Financial Analyst / Controller – Salem

Job ID: BH349139

Category: Senior Financial Analyst, Senior Accountant, Controller, Accounting Manager

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

FP&A Analyst

Your responsibilities:


• Creates monthly BL reports and analysis explaining profitability drivers including variance to prior period and budget;

• Provides input and explanations at a BL level for annual budgeting (AOP, SGS) and monthly close/forecasting (Anaplan, CC, Finance MOR) reporting and processes for related BL;

• Analyzes, understands and provides variable cost data and other Finance input for front end business decisions and/or business cases (e.g. proposed quotes / pricing to customers, new product development / other investments) incl. customer trend and profitability analytics;

• Identifies spend categories and/or underperforming customer/part # combinations that are candidates for profitability actions;

• Government cost/pricing support (D&A specific), open costing support (Commercial customer specific);

• E&O analysis and data gathering;

• Contract review for Finance related issues: e.g. deviations to standard terms, rev rec concerns to Accounting, etc.;

• Preproduction / NRE percentage of completion performance management, follow ups for significant variances, audit support;

• Follows up with engineering teams to ensure time/cost is appropriately allocated to projects (incl. customer funded vs. internally funded activities);

• Key partner in phase gate review process for significant BL projects;

• Coordinates R&D project planning for budget process (e.g. planned hours vs. available hours and by project);

• Supports related system enhancement projects (e.g. Anaplan, analytical tools to improve R&D project tracking).


Your requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, or relevant experience. MBA preferred;
  • SAP, BI, S4/HANA and forecast tool knowledge is desired;
  • Have proficiency in MS Office (required);
  • Experience supporting a manufacturing organization. Government contract experience a plus;
  • Key attributes for this position include:
    • Strong financial and business acumen
    • Ability to work cross functionally with all levels of the organization
    • Be a change agent, and drive and support the organization projects
    • Combines diligent work ethic with high intellectual curiosity;
    • Thrives in a culture that encourages performance, teamwork and accountability

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Salem, Massachusetts