Name of the department: Safran USA Finance
Report to (title): Director of Finance
Start: June 2022
Contact: Mathieu VERHAMME, Director of Finance Safran USA, [email protected]
With more than $250M in financial flow, the controlling department comprised of 6 people has an important responsibility to ensure the accuracy, analysis and communication of the books for Safran USA and 6 other hosted companies. It's a fast-moving environment and requires a strong level of competitive finance knowledge, with an international finance background.
Based in the Headquarters of Safran USA (Irving, Texas), the Financial Analyst will be working directly with the Head of Controlling/Director of Finance to manage and improve the controlling for Safran USA and some other legal entities managed by the finance department.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1. Supervised by the Director of Finance, the Financial Analyst will be responsible in the annual internal control campaign and will maintain and update procedures in compliance with audit requirements and enforce the application of procedures in the companies under her/his responsibilities
2. The Financial Analyst will assist on the monthly closing tasks of Safran USA and Safran French Group consolidation processes. A complete analysis of financial result including payroll accounting, various accounts reconciliations, and cash management
3. The Financial Analyst will assess and monitor organizational performance against budget, run variance analysis (budget vs. actual) and provide insights to support management decision making
4. The Financial Analyst will also work on redesigning some accounting tasks to make them leaner and save time with the final objective to reduce the monthly closing lead time and will conduct continuous improvement actions with strategic planning and analysis to restructure and automate the finance department processes
Minimum of 2 years of working experience in accounting and controlling, with a Master's degree in Finance or related field.
Ability to provide close attention to detail
Self-starter/entrepreneurial; able to work well without constant direction
Strong analytical skills in financial modeling and proficient in Excel
Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
Fluent in English, French or Spanish is a plus.
Capacity to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with multiple concurrent assignments, in an International Group
Work and communicate effectively at all organizational levels and across functional areas
Display initiatives and creativity in identifying and solving problems
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.
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