Senior Financial Analyst

Position Description

Are you a change focused and autonomous Senior Financial Analyst looking for an opportunity where you can demonstrate an analytical agility and put your own footprint in an environment that demands responsiveness? Come join us and take part of developing the trucks of tomorrow!

The Volvo Trucks North America New River Valley Plant, located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, is the largest plant globally within the Volvo Group and is home to 100% of all Volvo trucks produced for the North American market.

With 2 million square feet under roof, on a site of over 550 acres the New River Valley Plant is poised to continue its growth. We believe in the importance of diversity and inclusiveness to make us a stronger and better organization. As a global company, international collaboration is a daily activity. We consider engagement, teamwork and diversity key differentiators in achieving our goals and ambitions.

Your mission

Reporting to Business Control Director, you are part of the business control team. Your mission will be to provide reliable financial information to optimize the manufacturing costs of the Final Assembly Operations. You will assist the Business Control Director and the Final Assembly Teams in the operational and strategic management of their department through robust and timely financial analysis of their data. You will contribute to the improvement of processes, reporting tools, dashboards and the optimization of financial information flows via digitalization. You generate ideas and think outside of the box with an audacious attitude.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

As a true Business Partner with Final Assembly Teams, your main missions will be:
  • Contribute in timely & quality monthly closings and reporting, analyze and understand main deviations to forecast
  • Translate the collected data into financial inputs to steer operational and strategic management
  • Work proactively with Forecast / Budgeting in support of direction setting and needed actions to reach set targets
  • Apply and respect the compliance of the financial rules and procedures of the Volvo Group and ensure they are being adhered to
  • Drive cost savings and improve productivity through cost deployment and kaizen activities
  • Active management team participation, drive and coach team understanding of financial impact from decisions and direction taken.
  • Ad hoc analysis

Beyond the core responsibilities, you will be challenged to participate in the overall development of the business and the finance function. As a Senior Financial Controller, you will be afforded the opportunity to work with some exceptionally skilled colleagues and experience some truly exciting challenges that will benefit you both professionally and personally.
We are interested in a person who does not just execute tasks as assigned but who thinks about why we are doing them and how we can do them in more efficient and effective ways. You must be self-motivated and have a proactive approach in reaching out within the organization to secure optimal solutions.

Are you able to work in a changing and demanding environment?

To be successful in this role, you must have proven analytical skills, and exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. You should also have outstanding skills in developing and implementing processes to include experience with period/year-end closing.
In addition, excellent communication and presentation skills are in order to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders at different levels of the organization locally, nationally, and globally.

  • 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience required
  • 5-7 years’ experience of controlling experience in an industrial environment
  • Trucking/transportation industry experience is a plus.
  • IT proficient: good knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP R/3. PowerBI skill is a bonus.
  • Good understanding of AB Volvo financial reporting processes and systems is a plus.
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken.

Are you ready to join a team?

Our employees can attest that New River Valley Plant is a great place to work! We experience relationships built on trust and respect, change and innovation, passion, exceptional performance, and a strong commitment to customer success!

If you are looking for a challenge in a new born and exciting place to be, don’t hesitate to apply!

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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