ANALYST, FINANCIAL 

LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1864 | JOB GRADE: 16 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

Responsible for, reporting financial status by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts and reports expense.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare, coordinate and review various aspects of the annual and monthly financial forecasts including sales/margin, departmental and capital budgets.
  • Prepare, coordinate and review financial forecasts
  • Control of and forecasting of capital expenditures and assets
  • Analyzing, documenting, and improving financial processes
  • Analyze, identify and communicate risks and opportunities in a timely manner
  • Provide structured and ad hoc reporting and support to various groups including, FP&A, business units, the Acuña Leadership team
  • Prepare various monthly presentation packages for management reviews
  • Assist in identifying, evaluating and implementing process improvements as needed
  • Cost accounting analysis
  • Financial analysis of general ledger
  • Commitment control - Expenses Commitment controls of purchases reconciled with forecasts and actuals
  • Attend staff meetings – Represent the Finance Department. Especially in US Finance activities
  • Perform ROI analysis for project requests
  • Open to any activities critical to the success of Acuña Finance
  • Tracks financial status by monitoring variances from plan.
  • Improves financial status by analyzing results and variances; identifying trends; recommending actions.
  • Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Increases productivity by developing automated applications; eliminating duplications; coordinating information requirements.
  • Provides information to management by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Support PSA activities and procedures with team members
  • Performs all those activities that by the nature of the position are required.

 

Preform some of the following activities when apply

A/P – A/R Activities

  • A/R corporate, customer claims credit/debit reconciliation
  • A/P corporate, supplier differences (MRO, Indirect purchases and Direct Material)
  • CONCUR – Credit cards
  • US Taxes reconciliation, for USA Emp working in Mexico
  • Scrap Sales
  • Knows and Communicates the need for product safety.

 

 

Financial Operations & Consolidation Activities:  

  • Review and analysis of monthly headcount requirements.
  • Evaluate cost deployment (savings) projects, participate and track monthly performance; create projects in Strong Focus and update in a monthly basis.
  • Determine allowance based on projected standard labor versus MOP/budget.
  • Prepare and consolidate key financial metrics and monthly financial presentation for leadership (scorecard, OMC, sales per head).
  • Provide month end established reports to FP&A in HQ (Elyria) for Acuna plants.
  • Prepare, review and reconcile accruals for month end; submit accrual to Assistant Controller according to accrual procedure, track accrual invoices payment during the month.
  • For goods receipt and accrual purposes, confirm with PO owners if goods/services are already received so they can provide goods receipt or accrue if necessary.

 

Accounting, Financial & Planning functions

  • Prepare Sales Tax Report
  • Fixed Asset management
  • Participate on Annual External Audits (fixed assets)
  • Review and analyze DL and IDL monthly headcount requirements.
  • Evaluate cost deployment (savings) projects, participate and track monthly performance; create projects in Strong Focus and update in a monthly basis.
  • For goods receipt and accrual purposes, confirm with PO owners if goods/services are already received so they can provide goods receipt or accrue if necessary.
  • Determine efficiency and productivity ratio on a monthly basis.

 

Management & Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees.

 

Knowledge:

  • Extensive knowledge of product costing and pricing principles and methods.
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting systems and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge in department budgeting and forecasting.
  • Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and interpretation
  • Working knowledge of calculation and interpretation of key financial metrics
  • Knowledge of discounted cash flow valuation of investment projects, capital projects, sourcing and make / buy decisions preferred
  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting systems: GL, A/P, budgeting and forecasting systems
  • Working knowledge of variance analysis and presentation
  • Reporting Skills, Informing Others, Financial Skills, Forecasting, Corporate Finance, Financial Diagnosis, Financial Software, Analyzing Information, Statistical Analysis, Process Improvement, Financial Planning and Strategy

 

Experience:

  • 2 or more years’ experience in U.S. financial, manufacturing, or general accounting
  • U.S. Cost accounting experience preferred
  • SAP or other financial ERP systems experience is a plus

 

Skills:

  • 100% Bilingual Required (English/Spanish)
  • Extensive knowledge of product costing and pricing principles and methods.
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting systems and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge in department budgeting and forecasting.
  • Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and interpretation
  • Working knowledge of calculation and interpretation of key financial metrics
  • Knowledge of discounted cash flow valuation of investment projects, capital projects, sourcing and make / buy decisions preferred
  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting systems: GL, A/P, budgeting and forecasting systems.

 

Education/Certifications:

B.A. or B.S. degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required

What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs
- Gym