Financial Analyst- Operations

Financial Analyst- Operations

The Financial Analyst ? Operations position will support all aspects of the manufacturing team relating to productivity, inventory and cost analysis including product line profitability. This person will be responsible for preparing actual, budget and forecast results for material and manufacturing labor and improve on the tracking processes and metrics. To accomplish these duties, the Financial Analyst will work closely with all levels of plant management, accounting and corporate finance.


  • Provides functional expertise and support to the manufacturing team related to the manufacturing costs, performance measurements and profitability. Utilizes knowledge of manufacturing principles, cost/performance related measurements and accounting.

  • This position will support the coordination of the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting processes including but not limited to manufacturing labor, material and capital. Will be responsible for preparing, reconciling and analyzing actual material, labor and capital costs against these plans.

  • Develops an understanding of material transaction accounting and information flow in the AS400 as it relates to inventory accuracy, costing and P&L results.

  • Responsible for the inventory accuracy, reporting and valuation. Works with all manufacturing departments to enhance the control, accuracy of inventories and ensuring transactions are occurring in a timely fashion.

  • Responsible for monitoring, maintaining and improving the costing process in the AS400. Reviews cost estimates for reasonableness and works with other functions to ensure accuracy. Develops and executes audits of inventory costs in the AS400.

  • Working with members of the manufacturing, engineering, supply management and finance teams, is responsible for identifying productivity improvement opportunities, documenting cost reduction projects, monitoring progress and providing visibility of progress on the projects. Proactively analyzes performance information and cost data to bring forth ideas for improvement. Makes recommendations to management regarding productivity opportunities and strategies.

  • Is responsible for ensuring that all capital appropriations are in compliance with Corporate Policy and are consistent with corporate profitability goals and objectives. Ensures fixed assets and depreciation are accounted for in a manner which is consistent with GAAP, company policy and federal and state tax laws. Working with production and engineering management, evaluates through post audits the effectiveness of capital expenditures.

  • Prepares relevant month-end closing general ledger journal entries, monthly reconciliations and reserve calculations.

  • Participate on and support continuous improvement events and project management teams as needed.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Accounting degree preferred.


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