Applus+

  • Senior Financial & Operations Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Sugar Land
    Internal Title
    Senior Financial & Operations Analyst
    Requisition ID
    2018-2278
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Company Bio

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    Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

     

    Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.

     

    Together beyond standards!

    Position Purpose

    • The Senior Financial & Operations Analyst is a key member of the operations and finance team, responsible for providing continuous support to the divisions, regional leadership teams, and office managers within the North America region. This includes shared responsibility in the preparation and analysis of monthly financial reporting, review of the operating activities, and the compilation of consolidated summary and variance reports to operations/process owners. This person must ensure data integrity at all time and possess an ability to identify, articulate, and incorporate process improvements at a regional level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare and compile monthly reporting and analysis of financial results, executive summary and key performance indicator reports to senior management and operations using both established and ad-hoc reports at a division, region, and department level
    • Participate in the compilation, maintenance and variance reporting of budgets and forecasts including but not limited to revenue, expense, balance sheet, working capital, operating cash flow, headcount and hours
    • Responsible for monthly close activities and SAP BPC updates for assigned cost centers and departments
    • Act as primary liaison between finance and operation leaders as well as corporate group; drive accountability by data analysis, reports, and presentations.
    • Work closely with operation leaders to provide both short and long term working capital and cash flow forecasting
    • Partner with department owners to develop annual overall budgets; Identify opportunities to help operation leaders meet operating plans
    • Lead business case preparation to assess the strategic and financial returns on key initiatives
    • Consolidate monthly process metrics, dashboards and scorecards and explain variances to metrics and service levels
    • Provide administration of the company Performance Recognition Plan (incentive plan), computing payout in based upon performance against critical metrics
    • Prepare cost-volume-profit and capital investment analysis for key projects within the business unit areas
    • Assess reporting problems, recommend effective solutions, and execute on process improvement opportunities
    • Gain expertise in different business systems including SAP, BPC, SharePoint and Axapta to gather, synthesize and analyze data as needed
    • Support the development and implementation of new policies & procedures
    • Often work with other departments and their personnel to coordinate retrieval and reporting functions
    • Schedule, plan, coordinate, and review project activities
    • Develop business domain knowledge over time
    • Participate in and lead additional reporting and analytical related projects
    • Perform ad-hoc projects as assigned
    • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
    • Follow and enforce Company policies at all times.
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
    • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety
    • Perform all other duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Train, mentor and guide other department staff in correct departmental processes.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Must be data and excel savvy; should be able to pull and comprehend large set of data to make rational analysis and thereby drive sound decision making
    • Must be proficient in financial tools such as Hyperion Essbase, JDEdwards, Hyperion, and MS Dynamics AX
    • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
    • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
    • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity
    • Must possess excellent organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task with efficiency and accuracy in order to meet deadlines
    • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner
    • Strong data-mining, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to develop and champion corrective ideas based on analysis findings
    • Solution oriented, ability to review, and troubleshoot in addition to ideas.
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial accounting principles
    • Expert in advanced development and maintenance of report requirements
    • Adapt to change easily; for project work must be flexible and agile with change
    • Must be driven to provide business value from analysis and data manipulation
    • Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Understanding of the Inspection and Non Destructive Testing industry will be an advantage
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access skills highly preferred
    • Proficiency of both MS Dynamics and SAP systems highly preferred
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment
    • Proven experience collaborating successfully with leaders in other disciplines and organizations
    • Must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Must be flexible and thrive in a fast pace environment
    • Must have the ability to take initiative and work independently as well as with virtual team members

    Education and Work Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA highly preferred
    • 5+ years of exceptional knowledge and ability to elaborate, analyze and process financial statement, forecast, month end close, budget, cash flow, KPI, dashboard, etc.
    • Strong leadership skills required
    • Experience in the Oil & Gas and/or inspection and testing industries preferred
    • Strong track records and experiences in financial modeling, data mining, and problem solving
    • Experience automating complex reports in Excel highly preferred
    • Experience in working with cross functional projects involving multiple departments preferred.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • N/A

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
    • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
    • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
    • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
    • Sitting: Remaining sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work area to another.
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading at distances close to the eyes.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
    • Ability to travel when required, nationally or internationally, up to 25% of the time.

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