Financial Analyst


Key information

Finance and management
Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Gainesville, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
First experience

Job description

Responsible for financial closing and reporting, including monthly & quarterly reporting requirements for parent company; month end close tasks; as well as the preparation and completion of accounting journal entries, general ledger analysis, budgets and forecasts.

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 margin.

Also responsible for business analysis and improvements 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 related matters that impact the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.


A) Prepares monthly financial package for Safran Seats USA.
B) Prepares annual operating budget and rolling forecast.
C) Performs monthly general ledger account reconciliation's and analysis for headquarters.
D) Maintains Fixed Asset system.
E) Assists in annual audit by external auditors.
F) Analyzes various cost elements and overheads.
G) Prepares and develops ad-hoc management reports for decision making.
H) Develops methodology to measure profitability by market segment in order to improve management's ability to make decisions.
I) Creates and modifies financial forecasting models
J) Review and interpretation of trend analysis
K) Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Job requirements

A) Knowledge and skills:
i) Must have knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles in accordance with GAAP.
ii) Must have knowledge of manufacturing general and cost accounting in a standard cost environment.
iii) Must have ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
iv) Must have working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
v) Must have knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
vi) Must have a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.

B) Education and/or Experience:
Four (4) year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or six (6) years equivalent related experience in lieu of degree. Plus an additional three (3) years of experience in Finance or Accounting required; preferably in a manufacturing environment. Experience in the Aerospace industry desired. CPA license a plus.

Company information

Safran Seats

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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