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Senior Financial Analyst - Plant

Company: Element Resources
Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Financial Analyst is a key member of the plant's leadership team, and the financial leadership of the entire plant. Responsible for maintaining financial control procedures, systems and standards as may be required for the proper performance of the accounting function within the limits of approved company practice. The Senior Financial Analyst is an active resource in keeping the Plant Manager, Regional Controller, Plant Controller, and other members of the staff apprised of deviations, analyzing performance and bringing best practices to the plant. This position must have a deep understand of the current plant performance and make recommendations with quantifications to improve the financial performance of this location. Responsibilities Close/Controls:

  • Assist all financial functions within the manufacturing facility including payroll, AP, purchasing, receiving, production, shipping and inventory control. Validate accuracy of all P&L and balance sheet accounts.
  • Maintain/improve current control environment and company policy compliance.
  • Safeguard company assets via routine cycle count program, periodic physical inventory, and fixed asset controls.Coordinate the preparation of capital expenditure requests (CERs) and actively work with the CER project managers to quantify acceptable levels of investment and financial returns. Monitor capital project spending and be responsible for closing capital projects on a timely basis. Maintain the integrity of the location's fixed asset ledger by working with the shared services department.Performance Management:
    • Work with Plant Controller and/or Regional Controller to provide sound financial advice to achieve financial targets/goals.
    • Work with all levels of plant and divisional personnel on issues including budgeting, assessment of cost reduction recommendations and comparison of actual results to plan.
    • Develop, modify, and document record keeping and accounting processes to ensure accuracy, transactional efficiencies, cost effectiveness and conformance to company policies. Work with stakeholders to implement positive changes.
    • Prepare and enter journal entries during month end close.
    • Provide monthly financial operating results, including variance explanations.
    • Provide accurate monthly and quarterly forecasts of operating expenses and CapEx to enable management proper allocation of resources.
    • Prepare and validate weekly forecast of current month's performance.
    • Monitor all spending and report monthly, quarterly and annual results to management.
    • Maintain "checkbook" approach to monitor expenses and hit targets.
    • Assist Plant Manager in evaluating performance and actions necessary to improve results. Prepare ad hoc reports as directed.
    • Communicate closely with all department managers and supervisors to ensure positive outcomes. Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Accounting or Finance.
      • Five or more years of professional experience in Accounting and/or Finance with a company with multiple locations. Alternatively, a minimum two years of financial/accounting experiences in a manufacturing environment.
      • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization.
      • Demonstrated skill to analyze and present complex data in an easy to understand format to non-financial stakeholders at all levels of a manufacturing organization.
      • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
      • Demonstrated high ethical behavior with unquestionable integrity and character.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
      • Proficiency working with ERP systems, J.D. Edwards and Hyperion being a plus.Physical Demands: -
        • Weekly visits to inside the containment building, which requires applicable PPE, including a half face respirator. EEO Statement Element Resources is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. About Statement Element Resources () is one of the largest battery recycling companies in the United States. -Recycling recovers 99% of all lead received at our recycling centers. Every year we recycle millions of pounds of lead and recover and neutralize millions of gallons of sulfuric acid. -Our robust, highly controlled recycling process is a critical part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Element Resources, Muncie , Senior Financial Analyst - Plant, Accounting, Auditing , Muncie, Indiana

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