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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Owens Corning
Location: Newark
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging digital capabilities which allows us to continue to connect talented individuals with exciting careers at Owens Corning. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, our team is here to support you throughout the process, answer any questions and provide an outstanding experience. For more information, see how we are responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (opens in new window) . This--position provides financial leadership to the Newark, Ohio Plant. The position reports to the Plant Controller. The Senior. Financial Analyst is a dynamic leader and responsible for maintaining a--controls environment that complies with the Company's internal control policies and Sarbanes Oxley. The position is an important part of the financial talent pipeline and serves as a feeder for larger plants as well as corporate roles. Reports to: Plant Controller JOB RESPONSIBILITIES The Sr. Financial Analyst will have the responsibility for:

  • Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to Corporate and Division strategic objectives.
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure optimal facility financial results and shareholder value.
  • Participates in reporting at a more complex and higher frequency than most other insulation plants. For example, full blown weekly forecasts.
  • Ownership of large projects will be an ongoing responsibility given the changing nature of the plant, needed improvements, and ongoing consolidation/automation. Metrics
    • Standard operating rhythm in place and frequency established
    • Process expectations and timing Financial and Operational Controls
      • Ensure the internal controls environment is operating effectively in all areas including, data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)
      • Lead and coach department leaders to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and procedures documented.
      • Leads the continuous sign off process and works with the department leaders to modify procedures for changes in policy.
      • Drives a robust representation letter process and provides assurance and visibility to internal controls
      • Owns the representation as well as the financial return of plant asset Metrics
        • Controls performance ratings
        • Audit ratings
          Reporting and analysis
          • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
          • Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts and projections
          • Monitors the plant's monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team
          • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel
          • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast Metrics
            • Timely and accurate Closing process
            • Forecast accuracy and timeliness
            • Balance Sheet Integrity
              Improve plant profitability and productivity
              • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs
              • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility optimal financial results and shareholder value
              • Partners with plant leadership in the journey toward zero losses through TPM methodology
              • Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making
              • Provides investment analysis
              • Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics
              • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance Metrics
                • Key performance indicators
                • Productivity against plan
                • Financial performance against plan
                • Return on capital
                • Results of capital projects
                  Cross-functional leadership and team contribution
                  • Work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division or corporate objectives
                  • Shares best practices across division, i.e. process improvements, financial modeling and procedural changes.
                  • Aligns teams and resources in order to solve problems and drive results
                  • Accountable to deliver functional leadership to team members at plant, segment and corporate level Experience:
                    • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must. MBA, CMA, CPA preferred.
                    • Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)-leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis
                    • Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions-forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development.
                    • Participating in the development of strategic plans.
                    • Demonstrated high growth in previous experience Knowledge and Skills:
                      • Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft Office/Excel
                      • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles-understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
                      • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms
                      • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs-effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action.
                      • Demonstrated ability to develop and intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions.
                      • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions.
                        Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
                        • Conducts themselves with the highest ethical and moral standards.
                        • Highly motivated and results driven with a high energy level-has a bias for proactive action.
                        • Broad operating style, ability to adapt across cultures, environments and styles.
                        • Forward thinking leadership abilities, including the ability to motivate, lead by example, and encourage teamwork and effective communication.
                        • Passionate, charismatic personality; articulate, approachable and friendly.
                        • Makes decisions and commits to a course of action with appropriate information and recognizes uncertainty of success; weighs and manages risk in decision making; able to make decisions detrimental to a few but helpful to many.
                        • Behaves in a mature and appropriate manner. Shows good judgment, does not allow feeling or biases to distract reasoning, does not rationalize failures.
                        • Freely states opinions and feelings. Expresses him/her self directly and candidly.
                        • Shows appreciation for and understanding of the feelings of others. Aware of personal impact on others. Expresses opinions without offending or creating defensiveness.-- #LI-KJ1 About Owens Corning Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products, manufacturing technologies, and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500-- company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com . Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer. Please note: Applications must be filled out completely-incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application. Be the first to know of new job opportunities:

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