Sr Finance Analyst - R&D

<p>Our client is global manufacturing organization that produces high tech industrial equipment, provides innovative solutions for a variety of industries and active in over 100+ worldwide locations.&nbsp;</p>


Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

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Overview: <p>The R&amp;D Technical Finance Business Partner will serve as a key member of the European Finance team that sets the organization&rsquo;s spending across the commercial business in Europe, collaborate with the R&amp;D VP and Directors to drive the financial strategic direction, revenue growth, customer satisfaction and implement standardized processes to influence best practices across the region.</p> <p>We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Finance Business Partner, with strong analytical and financial modeling skills to build best in class centralized cost management model, streamline financial&nbsp; processes across Europe as well as support the overall operational excellence. You will support the business leaders and stakeholders to promote value creation and align business units&rsquo; goals and targets.</p> <p>This role will take on many interesting and challenging projects &ndash; our client is looking for someone who is hands on and can get things done! Our client is looking for a candidate with passion for this function but who also has personal drive and ambitions to keep developing. Future career steps could even include international assignments.</p> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Title:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sr Finance Analyst - R&amp;D</strong></p> <p><strong>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zurich, Switzerland/ Stockholm, Sweden/ Milan, Italy</strong></p> <p><strong>Reports to: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Functional Support Finance Director&nbsp;</strong></p> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong><em>Key Responsibilities</em></strong></p> <p>Creates a strong bottoms-up planning by project/cost center ensuring data accuracy, consistency, cost visibility and provide cost center owners with timely financial information:&nbsp; perform data analysis, understand the trends, identify unusual expenses, anticipate gaps and raise recommendations to meet corporate/internal stretches.</p> <p>Develop and conduct improvement on forecast accuracy and develop innovative planning tools for the different growth centers.</p> <p>Perform meaningful analysis for the entire R&amp;D spending across all the business units in Europe to support cost visibility/accountability; proactively identify and communicate risks and opportunities, and find and execute opportunities to achieve or exceed business commitments.</p> <p>Elaborate financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.</p> <p>Identify, propose and execute opportunities to simplify the costs allocation methodology for the shared resources.</p> <p>Drive standardization and simplification across the different R&amp;D spending in Europe. Leverage best practices, design and implement more efficient process and methods.</p> <p>Support the R&amp;D Directors to align investments and develop a tracking tool to monitor financial progress on R&amp;D initiatives maximizing key performance indicators including hours vouchered, spend, revenue generation, and working capital; highlight and analyze unexpected variances.</p> <p>Develop and Produce delinquency reports to help R&amp;D senior management to manage the resource allocation and drive productivity; evaluate the time spending information and discuss/review it with the R&amp;D leaders.</p> <p>Conduct cost control analysis and develop productivity metrics to ensure financial targets are achieved</p> <p>Work with the accounting team to ensure correct US GAAP treatment of R&amp;D costs. Promptly analyze preliminary actuals figures on real &ndash;time basis, review accruals/re-classes to ensure accuracy of monthly/quarterly financials, communicate and drive any correction required.</p> <p>Track, analyze and report on Vitality Index trends identifying risks to GC objectives and proposing strategy adjustments.&nbsp;</p> <p>Support R&amp;D teams with financial analysis and monitor financial performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Requirements: <p><strong><em>Qualifications and Skills</em></strong></p> <p>Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, HFM and Hyperion Planning Skills</p> <p>Strong analytical, financial modeling and investment analysis skills</p> <p>Good understanding of transportation industry and the complexities that accompany it</p> <p>Excellent project management experience; detail oriented, precise and highly organized</p> <p>Conceptual thinking capabilities, analytical and abstract mindset, structured approach to problem solving</p> <p>Ability to build productive relationships across functions, mindset to get things done</p> <p>Team oriented, flexible, dedicated, creative, resourceful, ability to generate new ideas</p> <p>Cross-culture working experience</p> <p>Change agent, ability to work in fast moving business that is constantly changing, ability to influence others</p> <p>Fluent in oral and written English, another language such as Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian or German a plus</p> <p>Valid driver&rsquo;s license, passport and clean background check</p> <p>Ability to travel frequently, up to 50% or as needed</p> <p><strong><em>Education and Experience</em></strong></p> <p>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in related field</p> <p>8+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing environment; strong experience in FP&amp;A</p>