Financial Analyst - Chennai

#Ford Motor is Hiring

Job Description & Qualifications Job description:

  • Support development of Business Plan by working with Functional teams, and ensuring alignment with Corporate Direction.

  • Play a key role in evaluating the Function’s performance and identify opportunities to improve the Profitability of the Company.

  • Ensure adequate Financial Controls for the Function

  • Perform Accounting activities as required to support the Function (e.g., Book Close, Accrual Journals, Account Reconciliations etc.) and comply with the relevant statutory requirements as well as Ford Finance manual

  • Interface with the Profit Consolidation team to ensure the forecasts are timely submitted for consolidation and lead the reviews on Revenue/Cost Performance.

  • Support  and maintain systems used for financial reporting and make necessary upgrades as per requirement of the management

  • Support Special Studies (viz. business cases, scenario planning, decision support, evidence based analysis and recommendations), as required from time to time

  • Implement standardization and automation of business processes, where applicable.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver ongoing tracking, reporting and assessment of the Function’s performance

  • Financial, operational and strategic goals and initiatives.

  • Provide financial reports, analyses and presentations for Finance & Functional leadership

  • Support the development of Function’s Budget / Forecast / Business Plan and management review

  • Prepare issue-to-issue, quarter-over-quarter, budget performance, and year-over-year schedules to support analytical requirements and management reviews explaining key drivers for variances

  • Prepare financial and other impact of any investment proposal, including financial modeling, IRR / NPV analysis, (e.g., buy vs lease; investment benefits etc.) and provide recommendations to leadership. 

  • Review / implement Control processes to minimize business risk to the Company

  • Support and implement continuous improvement ideas and innovation to enhance the cost efficiency and effectiveness of process/tools

  • Support any urgent / unplanned request for special project / Business cases / Benchmarking etc.

  • Foster open communication and cordial relationship with functional teams

Desired General Skills and Experience • Analytical skills – understanding physicals / key financial & operating drivers for the cost elements • Can do winning attitude and looks at Challenges as Opportunities • Attention to details, capable of multi-tasking to meet deadlines • Good communication, Coordination and presentation skills • Active and Quick Learner • Results-oriented with a Strong Work Ethic • Demonstrates Initiative and Proactive Approach to Problems • Able to Work Independently and Follow-up on Assignments • Team Player, with the Ability to Work Cross-Culturally Special Skills Required • Microsoft Excel (V look-up, modeling, pivot tables, macros and charts) • PowerPoint • Word • Technical knowledge in applications such as Alteryx, Hyperion, PeopleSoft preferable Functional skills : Functional / Technical Skills Experience with Financial Concepts and Analysis, preparation of Budgets / Business plans / Forecasts preferably in an automotive or manufacturing environment

Education Qualifications CA, CA - Inter, CFA, CIMA, CPA, CWA, CWA - Inter, MBA

No. of years of experience 5 to 8 years

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