Financial Analyst
  • June 29, 2022
  • Anywhere

Job Summary

The Financial Analyst is responsible for the initiation of detailed financial analysis.  This position interprets detailed cost and accounting information and makes recommendations regarding the efficient utilization of resources.  This is accomplished through a comprehensive analysis to identify problems, recommend solutions and drive implementation of improved practices, and policies.  The Analyst also exercises discretion and creativity as to work details on assignments of a varied and diverse nature.  This position will report to the VP of Finance in Brea, CA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Financial metrics reporting and analysis.
  • Assist VP of Finance in the preparation of the annual budget & quarterly forecast, analyze trends and/or variances in expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.
  • Conduct monthly & quarterly budget meetings with department heads.
  • Prepare & analyze monthly expenditures incurred against plan and forecasts and provide recommendations on how to control or reduce spending.
  • Prepares financial and business related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, inventory control and investments.
  • Challenges the status quo by enhancing the system and recommending modification to existing processes and methodologies with a constant focus on continuous improvement.
  • Assist with process improvement initiatives and business metrics development.
  • Develop concepts and models for general management improvement.
  • Recommends and develops strategies related to inventory management.
  • Support for Fixed Asset Management and some other general accounting functions
  • Understands and demonstrates the 6 core behavioral expectations: Communicative, Motivated, Responsible, Dependable, Inquisitive, and Accountability.
  • Ad hoc analysis as required.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Detail oriented, with exceptional organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrate ability to formulate solutions and resolve issues in timely manner.
  • Familiar with ERP environment.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills building effective cross-function partnerships.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel. PowerPoint and Word.

Education /Previous Experience Requirements

  • BA/BS in Business, Finance or Accounting.
  • Financial analysis experience in a manufacturing environment preferred but not required.