Financial Analyst - Buffalo Grove, IL

Job Description

Position Overview

The Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Energy Performance Services (EPS) business is seeking a Financial Analyst for all planning and reporting activities of the group.  We're in an exciting time for the energy industry and the EPS business was recently formed to deliver sustainable, resilient and cost-effective energy solutions and lifecycle services to customers, both in front of and behind the meter

The financial analyst will report directly to the EPS Head of Finance and be a key advisor to the EPS Sr. leadership team.  This position will be primarily responsible for preparing/consolidating/analyzing financial results, developing/analyzing budgets and forecasts, and reporting/analyzing key performance measures associated with the EPS business.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities of the financial analyst include:

  • Complete and analyze key financial reports; interpret data and communicate results within the EPS business and to Sr. Management
  • Monitor and control operating expense and make recommendations to ensure achievement of cost-savings and continuous improvement measures
  • Manage the monthly financial forecasting process through coordination with the EPS leadership team and other finance departments.  Analyze results to identify areas for management attention
  • Hold lead role in the annual budget process for EPS and assist in setting order intake, revenue and cost objectives for the business
  • Develop and maintain key metrics, scorecards, reporting packages and presentation materials as needed.  Create and optimize reporting and analysis through Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, QlikView, and Qlik Sense
  • Leverage data from various internal and external sources such as SAP, Hyperion and other IT tools.
  • Monitors and analyzes productivity initiatives to further improve profitability and competitiveness of the EPS business
  • Supports portfolio activities within the overall business line including reporting, forecasting and planning, investments and business cases

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 years of progressive experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Strong business user skills with SAP, Essbase, and Hyperion
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, primarily Excel, ThinkCell, Power Point, as well as other PC applications
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Strategic thinking, creative problem solving and ability to identify, develop, and drive operational improvements
  • Ability to successfully work in team environment
  • Effective communicator with team members and with Senior level management
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to convert large volumes of data into actionable information
  • Experience with performing complex financial and operational analysis to support short-term and long-range strategic plans
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules and priorities for multiple projects or assignments while meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness for domestic travel of approximately 5%

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Advance degrees or certifications (MBA, CPA or CMA)
  • Experience with SAP/Business Warehouse and/or ESPRIT and Smart
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools
  • Knowledge or experience with IFRS

Why Siemens?

  • Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fields—sustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a few—in almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose.
  • All employees receive Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage.
  • 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available.
  • Extensive product training and professional career development.

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Job ID: 182521

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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