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Finance Analyst

United States - MI - Novi

Job Description

Finance Analyst

Overall responsibility for the Finance Analyst: 
Under the general direction of the Interiors Commercial Finance Director
or manager you need to accurately identify, understand, and communicate PRNA
(shipped and unshipped) and retroactive and other pricing related issues with
all levels of finance.  Once you have prioritized
and communicated the issues, you will need to drive the open issues to closure
and continue to follow up until the issue is resolved.  The goal is to have a total past due for
Interiors less than or equal to 2.5% of total Interiors Aging balance.

Reviewing, segregating and collection of pricing for
parts that have no program (PRNA), no pricing, or parts that have already
shipped without pricing (Blocked Billing). 
Perform preliminary analysis and make recommendations to the AFM’s to
clean up missing information.  Drive to
minimize quantity of items on PRNA report and financial impact on blocked
billing.

Generation and distribution of Retroactive Pricing
Proposals to the respective business units. 
Work with CBU’s to secure approval for these proposals and with the BBC
to process, minimizing duration of open retros. 
Validate accuracy of the data prior to distribution (retro to AFM and
BBC input) and do analysis for retro adjustments in AR with the retros as they
are processed so that they can be cleared. 
Drive for month end closure of pricing retros and other errors.  Escalate to Interiors Commercial Finance
Director as needed. 

Identify and communicate pricing issues at a program and part
number level for Self-Bill Customers.  Provide
reports which shows price discrepancies /quantity discrepancies at the part
number level by customer.  Verify using
reports that AFM and BBC have processed the accounting of the retro.  This will ensure that the issues have been
removed from Past Due Accounts Receivable.

Do supporting analysis and escalate as needed, facilitate
and drive closure to minimize aging.

Submission of pricing changes to the BBC as needed.

For all key responsibilities, maintain monthly trend
analysis charts to help prioritize with the CBU’s and leadership.  Maintain an on-going master issues list with
action items, clear status and plan/date for resolution.  Must take ownership to drive issue resolution
and identify potential risk and opportunities, meeting personally with owners

Overall, highlight potential systemic issues and drive
improvement in overall working capital. 
Support A/R management process improvements to maximize high level
reporting categories and improved cash collection/application across the
organization.  This would entail following
current practices; providing feedback for improvement; adjusting practices
accordingly; evaluating process changes for effectiveness.

Consistently have a proactive approach to problem
resolution, perform analysis and communicate simplified message to audience.

Supporting the other members in the working capital
team/Finance to be able to perform analyses when the workload dictates it and
to be able to act as a backup when necessary.

Financial leadership for key projects and initiatives
deemed critical to the success of the A/R management for Interiors business
operations as directed by Interiors Commercial Finance Director.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant finance degree or equivalent
  • Proficient with multiple computer systems
  • Business Warehouse Reporting
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint)
  • SAP
  • Ability to communicate succinctly technical information to nontechnical audience.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data efficiently; create meaningful charts as needed to highlight issues, progress, priorities.
  • High aptitude for problem solving in order to resolve business, financial, customer, and organizational issues.
  • Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Must possess highly effective analytical skills in areas of accounting, critical thinking, analysis and communication.

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Published: 07/06/2020
Job Field: Finance & Accounting
Location: United States - MI - Novi
REQ. NO.: 20001356
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