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  • 85000 - 105000

Ops Financial Analyst

Bell & Associates

Sr. Financial Analyst


$85-105k plus bonus

Bell & Associates has been engaged to find our client’s next Sr. Financial Analyst. The Sr. Financial Analyst will provide both operational and financial analysis for the North American plants (in USA, Canada, and Mexico) that make up the North American Business Unit. The ideal candidate will be a strong financial professional who can work closely with the Business Unit (BU) and Plant finance teams in North America. This is an ideal opportunity for a Finance professional who desires career growth within a well-established and value-based company.


  • Support and adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all functional managers and their teams
  • Consolidate financial reporting needs for all the North America operations.
  • Prepare and Review monthly forecast and plan bridges, understand deviations and provide first challenge before submission to Group leadership and Corporate Finance.
  • Manage the BU’s weekly forecast process.
  • Assist with annual planning and monthly forecasting deployment and analysis for the BU.
  • Coordinate and develop process to improve management of cost savings and revenue growth initiatives (Operating agenda management).
  • Support the BU planning system (Onestream).
  • Coordinate monthly reporting (Drive standardization between the plant measurement processes and reports) for the BU.
  • Work closely with the accounting and finance teams to ensure accurate financial reporting, and compliance with policies
  • Analyze month-end results and non-financial indicators from the plant locations, monitor actual vs. plan costs and identify opportunities for cost reduction, cash generation, and profitability improvement.
  • Assist with ad-hoc BU financial analyses and information requests (ex. Support staff functions (HR, EHS, OPEX) on financial data understanding).
  • Manage accounting entries, general ledger reconciliations, and account analysis for the BU Headquarter entity.
  • Review and evaluate annual Resource Unit charges.
  • Coordinate and deploy business unit initiatives and continue to improve the weekly forecast update process.
  • Serve as liaison between the location and various other areas of the company: Sales, Corporate Finance, Treasury, Tax, etc.
  • Coordinate location efforts to achieve benchmark performance. Help identify opportunities for cost reduction through standardization of processes and consolidation of functions.
  • Provide expert services in analysis, business planning and development of financial strategies.
  • Perform special project work as required to address non-standard analysis to support plant decisions.
  • Provide expertise in the economic analysis and justification of investments and capital projects.
  • Prepare, participate, and lead discussions with plant Lead Team on assigned project topics.


  • BS in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
  • 5+ years of related work experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills and Interpersonal savvy.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experienced in using queries, including Onestream or similar systems/tools.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate self-motivation and initiative.
  • Attention to detail for solid preparation of Reports and Presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to quickly synthesize and interpret data.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure high intensity environment where you will be asked to perform on numerous requests.


  • MBA &/or CPA preferred.
  • Bilingual with Spanish speaking skills is preferred.
  • Previous experience in communicating with senior Leadership.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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