Senior Financial Analyst, Logistics

Position Description
The purpose of this position is to provide Business Control teams and management with accurate, timely and meaningful financial information related to truck operations, securing the short and long-term profitability targets.
As a self-driven, pro-active member of the Business Control team, the Financial Analyst 3 must strategically plan to deliver the appropriate support to the Company. The Financial Analyst 3 will participate in the development of the processes and will foster a dynamic working environment with all colleagues.
We consider engagement, teamwork and diversity key differentiators in achieving our goals and ambitions.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Assist in development and monthly forecasting, analysis and reporting of the cost of trucks.
  • Serve as Business Partner/Controller for teams by coaching them in performance, cost deployment/continuous financial improvement, process and all financial matters.
  • Monitor and prepare critical analysis of Truck costing (SICA system).
  • Monitor and provide financial analysis of manufacturing costs, investigate actual charges, and conduct variance analysis versus budgets/forecasts as required, including productivity.
  • Collect data, perform analysis and report key performance activities on Standard Cost of Sales.
  • Perform monthly closing activities including journal entries, account analysis, and reconciliation related to accruals, adjustments, provisions, etc.
  • Ensure accurate and on time reporting in accordance with internal audit, internal control and Volvo Financial Procedures and Policies guidelines.
  • Recognize patterns in data, information, events, draw logical conclusions and make recommendations for action.
  • Interface with other locations and Volvo Financial Community on financial matters
  • Provide technical support and financial support in your scope.
  • Provide various reporting tools to assist operations and management in their development
  • 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience required
  • 5-7 years’ experience in data/financial analysis, cost accounting
  • exposure in an manufacturing environment may be an advantage

Critical Competencies
  • Proficient in data analysis.
  • Proficient in SAP Financial System, knowledge of SICA and OCTO systems is a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Able to provide accurate information.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Teamwork oriented, peer relationships.
  • Integrity and trust, position requires exposure to confidential information; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain
  • Standing alone, learning on the fly, have perseverance, self-development, open to change and enjoys challenges of unfamiliar tasks
  • Action and solution oriented; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others
  • Technical Learning - Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge - like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars

Additional Required Competencies
  • Comfort Around Higher Management - Can deal comfortably with more senior managers; can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language
  • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions
  • Informing - Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers
  • Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Strategic Agility - Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Total Work Systems - Is dedicated to providing organization or enterprise-wide common systems for designing and measuring work processes; seeks to reduce variances in organization processes; delivers the highest-quality products and services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers; is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data; leverages technology to positively impact quality; is willing to re-engineer processes from scratch; is open to suggestions and experimentation; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.

Reports to Manager Cost Accounting & Inventory Control, Volvo Trucks, NA

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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