Safran Sr. Financial Analyst in GAINESVILLE, Texas

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 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.

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.

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business jets as well as for helicopters and spacecraft. The company develops and manufactures cutting-edge solutions to improve on-board installations and comfort as well as high-tech solutions to boost aircraft performance and flight safety.

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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 accounting entries, GL, Budgets, Forecasts, Consolidations, and FP&A for Safran Seats USA, LLC. 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; and

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 Executive management.

Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions):

  1. Performs preparation and inputting of monthly journal entries into general ledger for local entities as well as headquarters.

  2. Prepares monthly financial package for headquarters and consolidated Safran Seats plus prepares Safran financial reports including state and federal reports.

  3. Prepares annual operating budget for headquarters and consolidated Safran Seats.

  4. Performs monthly general ledger account reconciliation’s and analysis.

  5. Maintains Fixed Asset system.

  6. Monitors maturity dates of notes payable, credit lines, and administers renewal of loans.

  7. Assists in annual audit by external auditors.

  8. H.Q. Expense review/analysis

  9. Agent retainer payment and reporting

  10. Builds high fidelity and complex pro-forma P&Ls to support timely decision making on cost and profitability analysis for the business.

  11. Develops methodology to measure profitability by market segment in order to improve management’s ability to make decisions.

  12. Advises on the possible financial and operational risk associated with new opportunities.

  13. Analyzes various cost elements and overheads.

  14. Prepares and develops ad-hoc management reports for decision making.

  15. Creates and modifies financial forecasting models

  16. Prepares analysis of new business, revenue improvement, and cost saving opportunities.

  17. Assists in maintaining departmental procedures and instructions in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements :

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Must have knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles in accordance with GAAP.

  2. Must have knowledge of manufacturing general and cost accounting in a standard cost environment

  3. Must have ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

  4. Must have working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.

  5. Must possess significant experience performing financial planning and analysis in a multi-site, international business.

  6. Must have strong proficiency with MS Excel (i.e. V-Look Ups and Pivot Tables) and MS PowerPoint.

  7. Must be experienced in analyzing and interpreting complex data, including modeling.

  8. Must have a strong understanding of financial operations, business planning and forecast processes.

  9. Must be able to function as part of a design team, and understand Lean principles.

  10. Must have knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.

  11. Must be able to prepare information and communicate at Sr. Exec level.

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related business major with significant Financial Accounting coursework.

  2. MBA or Master’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.

  3. Requires a minimum of four years of experience in a Finance or Accounting position preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  4. Experience in the Aerospace industry a plus.

  5. Hyperion and system conversion experience a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.