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Sr. Financial Analyst in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst position is a member of the Behr / Kilz finance team and responsible for overseeing the financial operations of assigned business functions within Behr Process Corporation. This position works closely with and supports the GMs, and Business Unit executive leaders in the overall financial and strategic aspects of the businesses under their responsibility. Indirectly, the position also supports Behr’s overall corporate financial system and structure (e.g., Core Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis │ Financial Modeling / Business Development │ Sales Reporting, Planning and Analysis) and other corporate administrative functions. This position interfaces with the President and CFO of Behr Process Corporation, in addition to Masco Corporate finance and various Masco Corporate functions. The Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Manager of FP&A, Director of FP&A, or Brand Controller for Behr Process Corporation.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Business Planning & Decision Support

  • Support the planning, execution, and continuous improvement of the enterprise-wide corporate annual plan (AOP), long-range plan (LRP), and strategic planning deployment processes (SDP) to create shareholder value.
  • Analyze and synthesize plans and results across multiple business functions (e.g., Sales, Marketing, MFG, Distribution, R&D, etc.) to identify and explain business drivers at the functional level in support of consolidated presentations to the Executive management team.
  • Support corporate strategic planning, scenario analysis and other business planning and analysis needs related to development of business cases for major enterprise initiatives.
  • Assist the Business Unit leadership and staff in providing information clarity, analysis and insights to support key business decisions related to major investments and/or changes in financial, operational or strategic direction (e.g. strategic funding requests; capital; growth/exit of lines of business).
  • Assist in the development and execution of any cross business unit and platform P&L strategies and initiatives.

Monthly Forecasting, Planning and Analysis

  • Assess the adequacy of and provide the appropriate direction on financial forecasts.
  • Analyze and bridge PY vs. CY, Budget vs. CY, expense variances for areas of responsibility.
  • Support in the compilation, analysis, and review of financial reporting and analysis to parent company (Masco).

Operational & Financial Performance Reporting, Monitoring and Improvement

  • Assist in the monitoring of the financial, operational and strategic performance of the business units; follow-up on unusual trends and variance to expectations.
  • Continually evaluate, challenge, improve efficiency and financial transparency, and add value to the organization.
  • Conduct routine and ad hoc management reporting and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual key performance indicators and business drivers for presentation to Executive management.
  • Assist the President, CFO and members of the Executive Leadership team in actions to drive improved financial, operational and strategic performance.
  • Lead kaizen (continuous improvement) opportunities to improve forecasting, cost structuring, planning and reporting (data) processes.
  • Financial Control
  • Monitor, coordinate and conduct system audits with IT to maintain data integrity within systems.
  • Support and adhere to departmental process and procedures in order to uphold departmental SOX compliance.
  • Liaise and coordinate with respective parties (Business Unit leaders and Behr / Kilz financial functions such as General Accounting, Payroll, Corporate Control Services - SOX, Account Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Contract Management, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.) in ensuring that critical and sensitive issues are resolved adequately and on a timely basis.
  • Experience and Qualifications
  • BS / BA in Accounting, Economics, Finance or related field - CPA or MBA preferred
  • Bring 2 - 4 years of relevant accounting, finance and/or FP&A corporate professional experience
  • Big 4 accounting experience preferred
  • Proven experience in positions requiring a solid understanding and practical application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Experience effectively working with and presenting information to senior management
  • Critical Competencies include:
    • Well rounded finance professional who can architect, analyze, and communicate financial information effectively
    • Humble, patient, and graceful attitude
    • Excellent attention to detail; highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Passionately analytical and curious with strong out-of-the-box thinking
    • Self-motivated and proactive; demonstrated drive for success and passion for growth and development
    • High level of competence and proficiency in financial analysis; business analysis; planning; and financial, business and/or statistical modeling
    • Strong inter-personal, oral and written professional communication skills; ability to filter and cater information to a variety of audiences
    • High level of professional excellence characterized by sound judgment skills and drive for results (while still considering the cost vs. benefit dynamic)
    • Demonstrates team orientated mindset
    • Strong business and financial acumen

Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity


Shift 1 (United States of America)

Full or Part Time

Full time

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