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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Essex Industries Inc
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are: We have operations in Missouri, California and Connecticut, and we have our corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. We serve local, national and international customers, both military and commercial. The company supplies platform controls, aircraft components, liquid oxygen equipment, and emergency breathing equipment to its customers. Position Summary: We are currently looking for a Senior Financial Accounting Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing team in a versatile role, and it would be a good fit for someone who is interested in the manufacturing industry. With some supervision, the Senior Financial Accounting Analyst I is responsible for performing and assisting the Manager of Financial Reporting and the CFO with a variety of accounting and financial duties, budgeting and forecasting, and financial or non-financial special projects. The Senior Financial Accounting Analyst I should have the following attributes: honest and ethical, self-motivated, results oriented, clear communicator, critical thinker, natural leadership skills, desire to always improve. This position is primarily on-site at our corporate headquarters but does offer flexibility for remote work.

Essential Job Responsibilities:Assist with the consolidated annual budgets, and 5-year operating plan (balance sheet, income statements, KPIs and cash flow).Assist in the preparation of monthly presentation to senior management on financial results, variances to plan and forecasts with assistance from other Accounting Analysts.Analyze and make inferences about historical financial data and compile the data so that it can be used for forecasting future overhead, direct labor, and material costs, both in total and by line of business.Understand and assist with the analysis of data accuracy and maintenance of ERP system, in coordination with other Accounting Analysts and relevant functional leaders.Assists in the creation of system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems with our internal and external partners.Provides management with timely discussion and analysis of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities. Analyzes actual manufacturing costs, and compares target costs to actual production costs.Assist in the process of compiling and organizing information from relevant functional areas to be used in operating budget/forecast preparation. Analyzes budget/forecast performance and prepares variance explanation. Assist in advising management on matters such as effective use of resources and assumptions underlying budget/forecast.Performs and monitors cost reduction programs in-line with company goals and strategy. Assist with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services. Evaluate and suggest improvements of all current financial processes and systems to provide further efficiencies.Calculate and analyze metrics associated with the working capital components, such as current ratio, quick ratio, cash conversion cycle, inventory turnover and receivables turnover.Take a role on multi-functional teams on developing procedures and processes within the inherent internal controls of the ERP system.Research on the taxability of capital expenditures and document your findings to be used as support in an audit.Review sales and use tax expenses to ensure appropriate application of tax law, propose making corrections as needed.Interface with various internal and external partners on audits, negotiations and other various issues that may arise with the IRS, bank auditors, customers, vendors, etc.Assists with special projects, financial or operational in nature, as directed by Director of Accounting & Financial Analysis or CFO.Attend training and industry meetings to keep current on developing trends.Conform with and abide by all federal, state and local regulations relevant to accounting, tax and financial functions.Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance required. Working towards or has one active relevant professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, etc.). MBA or Master's degree a plus. 3+ years of relevant experience in accounting, financial analysis and budgeting. Familiarity with defense contractors/government accounting offices and auditing procedures a plus. Basic understanding of ERP software with an aptitude for learning new technology or techniques. Essex Covid Vaccine PolicyAt Essex, maintaining the health and safety of our employees and their families, customers and communities is our top priority. It is required for all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Essex will enforce this requirement consistent with applicable state and federal law.Why Choose Essex?Since 1947, Essex has been offering high quality parts and services to our customers. Our employees are what makes that happen so we do our best to take care of what matters most, by offering a competitive total rewards package for our employees. It's our commitment to making this a great place to work.BenefitsBase PayBonus OpportunityPaid time off10 company holidaysTuition ReimbursementTraining & DevelopmentRetirement Benefits - 401kTax-Advantaged AccountsMedical, dental, vision coveragePI182060789

Keywords: Essex Industries Inc, St. Louis , Senior Financial Analyst, Professions , Saint Louis, Missouri

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