Operations Finance Analyst

Ayer, MA

Post Date: 08/30/2017 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $36.54 - 44.95

Broad Function
This position is principally responsible for containment and controls and cost and financial analysis for
Operations. Duties include but are not limited to inventory reconciliations and analysis, general accounting, cost accounting, sales order/bill of material audits & analysis, expense budgets, Sales and COGS recognition, and profit margin analysis. This position works closely with Operations to understand cost issues and cost impact to the financial results by finding, describing, and communicating cost drivers and variances. The position ensures the accuracy and integrity of the financial systems (Deltek Time and Expense, Costpoint, etc.), information gathering and reporting, and adherence to division/corporate policies and procedures. The position will support month-end close and supports special projects as requested. Day to day tasking will come from Operations with policy and procedure guidance from Finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis
• Participate and contribute to the division month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward
• Assist in compliance with internal processes and procedures governed by Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
• Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count and physical inventories
• Maintain internal control documentation and support testing of internal controls
• Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory and liability accounts
• Review and analyze inventory and profit margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability
• Support and assist Accounting reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, Revenue breakdown (i.e., by State, Customer, Type, etc.), and other key deliverables as assigned
• Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inquiries surrounding inventory, budget, and gross margin schedules to operations management
• Analyze actuals results with an in-depth view at labor, material, ODC and indirect costs, and variances, between actual cost, standard cost and budgeted cost, reporting this information as needed
• Interact with improvement teams to evaluate and validate process improvement actions for budget savings and/or cost avoidance
• Support the Product and Product Services quoting new businesses opportunities with appropriate accounting insight for simulations and estimates
• Work to resolve transactional issues that arise in the areas of shipping orders, invoicing orders, and reconciling of sales orders and project accounts
• Coordinate with IT as required to address system issues and improvements optimize efficiencies for operations cost and financial analysis

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