Financial Analyst 2 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3797 | JOB GRADE: 15 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.




Provides professional service in a broader scope of financial area, to support Finance Management for organization of the unit assigned.



Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Monitor and analyze and report on manufacturing variances, including labor efficiency, COPQ, Warranty, Spending analysis, and other KPI’s; communicate to appropriate managers.
  2. Process all expense reports through Concur with adherence to the SBU travel policy. Maintain and improve policy as needed. Act as Key User for Concur and maintain master records; develop informational reports/dashboards from Concur as needed.
  3. Collaborate with HR and Payroll personnel to ensure accurate reporting of staff according to cost center; and confirm ADP, SAP HR and Axiom are in alignment. Maintain temporary staff for each plant and develop monthly accruals for outstanding billings.
  4. Develop and maintain accurate P&L’s, Balance Sheet, Spending reports, Logistics costs and all regularly distributed reports through Axiom. Act as Key User for SBU. Assist in monthly rolling Outlook through Axiom in preparation for the Management letter.
  5. Analyze P&L’s and Spending reports for variances and report out missing costs for accruals during month end. Assist in generating adhoc analysis reports for management.
  6. Use SAP queries and transactions to assist with special requests from managers; become SAP Key User.
  7. Cross train with Costing Analyst on capital requests, audits and reporting on CAPEX Spend as well as Sales Reporting and M&E analysis to ensure a fluid and robust team.
  8. Assist with Transfer Pricing and other audit required reporting including the Product Line P&L maintenance and reporting.
  9. Various special projects and requests by Assistant Controller, Director of Controlling, Director of Finance, VP, Finance & Controlling or Senior Leadership Council members concerning financial or cost information.
  10. Process and maintain reporting for IAS 38 and Inventory/Sales impairment calculations as well as assist with IFRS required periodic reporting.
  11. Maintain and analyze Finance RoS and Personnel metric goal KPI’s and assist with preparatory data for the monthly ops review.
  12. Develop project cost spending reports in Axiom for monthly distribution and analysis.
  13. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  14. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  15. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  16. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Financial and accounting principles and practices
    • Advanced computer skills with spreadsheet design
  2. Strong Communication skills, both oral and written
  3. Good organizational skills
  4. Ability to Manage and improve processes
  5. Strong Analytical skills
  6. Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  7. Adaptability and Flexibility
  8. Creativity and Innovation
  9. Analytical Thinking
  10. Managing and Improving Processes
  11. Teamwork                              


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.



Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree, Finance or Accounting

2-5+ years of relevant experience






Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown