Financial Analyst (temp to perm)
A123 Systems - Livonia, MI

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Job Description

Position Overview

As a Financial Analyst in the Automotive Solutions Group, based in Livonia, Michigan and reporting to the ASG Business Unit Controller, you will serve as a finance partner to various groups throughout the organization. In this dynamic role, you will provide financial support primarily to Sales and Product Development activities including, budgeting, forecasting, internal reporting, and business analysis.

Primary responsibilities
Coordinate with Program Management, Engineering, Sales and Marketing activities to budget and forecast operating expenses, both by functional activity and by customer development programs. Maintain forecast models (updated monthly) to track performance against budgets, including analysis of fluctuations. Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports for internal team leaders. Oversee time reporting to ensure engineering services are accurately allocated to projects and in compliance with customer obligations and internal policies. Review actual expenses to ensure accuracy and completeness; coordinating with corporate accounting support staffs. Analyze operational and cost data to identify cost drivers and underlying costs for activities and services, managing a cost model that can support scenario analyses. Produced, analyze and interpret monthly and quarterly financial performance reports for business unit functional leaders (with an emphasis on engineering and program management). Coordinate forecast cost and margins for product programs that result from the development activities discussed above. Participate in the annual budget and multi-year business plan process. Develop, maintain and distribute as-hoc reports and financial analysis as needed


Specific Skills/Abilities
Well developed analytical and technical financial skills. Substantial experience in the design and development of complex financial and commercial models, with the ability to clearly articulate underlying operational costs Ability to work independently and work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment Must demonstrates self-motivation, planning and organizing of work to achieve objectives within a short to medium term timeframe Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects Ability to complete projects with a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics required. Minimum of 3 years experience in accounting or financial analysis function. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly strong Excel skills Knowledge of ERP/Accounting software; proficiency with Oracle applications a plus

Additional Information

At A123, we are proud of our innovative and entrepreneurial culture. A123 Systems is a team-oriented organization where open and honest communication is encouraged and bureaucracy is rejected. As a maturing company we encourage personal and team development in an environment where embracing big challenges is done with passion and enthusiasm. Our goal is to provide advanced energy storage solutions for our customers in the Transportation, Grid and Commercial industries to help enable new and exciting products to come to market, while offering a work environment that reinforces our core values.

We pride ourselves in:
Understanding in great detail the challenges that our customers face Delivering the highest-quality technology and products Demonstrating respect for others in every aspect of our business interactions Advancing the global battery technology industry Conducting ourselves with integrity

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A123 Systems wants to get everyone all charged up over electric vehicles -- as long as they use its rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The...