Inventory Financial Analyst

The Staff Financial Analyst position reports to the Lafayette Controller. This job position is designed to support the Location Controller in the following general job functions:

•Partner with internal Supply Chain, Operations, Finance and IT personnel to ensure the perpetual inventory records are accurate.
•Analyze daily, weekly and monthly inventory integrity queries to review transactions and solve reporting issues to root cause.
•Provide support for developing and maintaining standard costs.
•Review labor, overhead and material variances to standards to drive accountability such as automation of manual processes and systemic reduction in the variability of material adjustments.
•Assist Operations Management with coordination of physical inventories and cycle count program.
•Specific Point of Accountability for Section F4 (Inventory) of Arconic's Self Assessment Tool for all finance and cost-related objectives, including Sarbanes-Oxley.
•Monitor shop floor production and inventory reporting to drive accountability via tracking and trending reporting variances.
•Drive automation, standardization, and streamlining of the financial management/inventory integrity processes.
•Assist with month-end closing financial activities, including manual journal entries and reconciliations. Activities will be largely related to inventory.

This job position requires solid business analysis skills as well as knowledge about manufacturing management, products and other characteristics of the forging business. The incumbent must be capable of interfacing with personnel in all-functional responsibilities of the business. He/she must be able to operate, as the situation requires, both as a team member and independently with direction. The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, both in written and oral form, is essential across various levels of the organization.

Basic Qualifications

•Bachelor degree from an accredited institution
•Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

•A minimum of five years Experience as a Financial Analyst.
•BS in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution. MBA or CPA preferred.
•The following skills are required for this job position:
MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
•Outlook e-mail.
•Oracle General Ledger and Discoverer query skills.
•Hyperion system knowledge and Essbase query skills.
•Interpersonal skills – written and oral.
•Leadership skills – able to lead multi-discipline teams to resolve issues.
•Able to fill in for Assistant Controller &/or Controller as necessary.
•Data analysis experience