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Senior Operations Analyst in North Canton, OH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose of Position

This position provides analytic support to business leadership on several financial categories of cost and assets, specifically around production costs.  This involves occasional recording of transactions to the company’s financial statements (journal entries) as well as frequent, ongoing monitoring and checking of amounts and account balances, as well as checking the work of other Timken associates and coordinating follow-up queries and actions.  This also involves numerous reporting requirements and planning and forecasting amounts, which involves coordination among many information providers and stakeholders.  This position is the primary analyst in the company for global manufacturing variance reporting and other costs related to manufacturing globally.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Provide all monthly reporting for manufacturing variances.  This includes preparing monthly reports of actuals results and walks vs. plan, forecast and prior period.  This task involves coordinating globally to ensure that variances are explained and are properly planned and forecasted.  The task of preparing walks involves investigating variances and then grouping variances by category or otherwise synthesizing a meaningful list of variances for senior management.
  2. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual presentations for senior management team
  3. Complete inventory cycle count reporting, physical inventory exemption reviews and other ad-hoc inventory management duties.
  4. Analyze financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes.
  5. Support senior management team and department heads with in-depth analyses
  6. Provide other ad hoc reporting and analysis as necessary to support the organization.

Technical/Functional Skills Required

  • Strong analytical thinking for variance and root cause analyses
  • Proven SAP and Business Intelligence data skills
  • Hyperion Planning experience (an Oracle product)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Effective communication and team skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (or related) and 4 years' accounting or finance experience, or
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance (or related) and 1 year's accounting or finance experience.
  • Cost accounting experience is a plus.

Note:  No relocation is available for this position.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.