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Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A)

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.   

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Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Finance and management

Job title

Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A)

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

1) Occupational Summary:

This role has 2 major components:
A) Financial Close, Consolidation, FP&A whereby the individual will be responsible for accomplishing Month End Close tasks as well as the preparation and completion of an array of financial planning tasks, including monthly P&L forecasting, sales and margin analysis, variance analysis, working capital reporting, etc. This position will be responsible for taking the lead role in preparing budgets and forecasts, providing analytical support to operations, capital expenditure analysis, ad hoc analysis, audit support, trend analysis of revenue recognition and cost analysis
B) Business analysis and improvements whereby the individual will be responsible for developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability and performance against budget and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization. This person will be responsible for coordinating, conducting, and documenting financial analysis projects. This role will support finance in providing top level financial assistance to the Chief Financial Officer and the rest of the Executive management team.

2) Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):

A) Prepares monthly financial reporting package for headquarters and analyzes monthly results and forward looking forecasts.
B) Prepares annual operating budget for headquarters and consolidates financials.
C) Performs monthly general ledger account reconciliation's and analysis.
D) Assists in annual audit by external auditors.
E) Expense review/analysis
F) Builds high fidelity and complex pro-forma P&Ls to support timely decision making on cost and profitability analysis for the business.
G) Develops methodology to measure profitability by market segment in order to improve management's ability to make decisions.
H) Advises on the possible financial and operational risk associated with new opportunities.
I) Analyzes various cost elements and overheads.
J) Prepares and develops ad-hoc management reports for decision making.
K) Creates and modifies financial forecasting models
L) Prepares analysis of new business, revenue improvement, and cost saving opportunities.
M) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel specifictity

5) Travel:

• No Travel Required, but ad hoc traveling for training purposes may be involved.

Candidate skills & requirements

3) Qualification Requirements:

A) Knowledge and Skills:

i) Must have knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles in accordance with GAAP.
ii) Must have ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
iii) Must have working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
iv) Must possess significant experience performing financial planning and analysis in a multi-site, international business.
v) Must have strong proficiency with MS Excel (i.e. V-Look Ups and Pivot Tables) and MS PowerPoint.
vi) Must be experienced in analyzing and interpreting complex data, including modeling.
vii) Must have a strong understanding of financial operations, business planning and forecast processes.
viii) Must be able to function as part of a design team, and understand Lean principles.
ix) Must have knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
x) Must be able to prepare information and communicate at Sr. Exec level.

B) Education and Experience:

i) Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related business major (Economics) with significant Financial / Accounting coursework.
ii) MBA or Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.
iii) Requires a minimum of four years of experience in a Finance or Accounting position preferably in a manufacturing environment.
iv) Experience in the Aerospace industry a plus.
v) Hyperion and system conversion experience a plus.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Texas

City (-ies)


Applicant criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 5 years