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Senior Financial Analyst

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Supports assigned business unit through leading and performing complex accounting functions such as month-end closing, reporting, analysis of operations and other financial analysis process-related activities.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Performs and leads month-end closing of varying complexity which includes: calculating accrual/reserve balances and discussing calculations with management for subjective nature accounts to arrive at decision; analyzing general ledger account data for accuracy and adjusting accounts if necessary; booking various other journal entries and statistical key figures.
  2. Prepares complex reports daily, weekly and monthly which may include but not be limited to sales, inventory, production, raw material purchasing and cost of quality.
  3. Reviews variance account posting for accuracy throughout the month and corrects system transactions. Reviews detail of accounts and follows-up on month-end closing items when necessary. Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis and maintains a log of sign-offs for Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
  4. Performs financial analysis and communicates findings to enable management to make informed business decisions and take action.
  5. Identifies and recommends improvements for managerial and operational controls.
  6. Works with external auditors quarterly and at year-end; includes providing audit work papers as well as requested supporting documentation, walks auditors through calculations and provides data for various other detail testing on warranty, title transfers, price testing and inventory cut-offs.
  7. Oversees and guides work of Financial Analysts
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Skills Requirements
  • Comprehensive understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong analytical skills necessary to review/analyze accounting and financial data, substantiate financial statement balances and prepare financial statement account reconciliation
  • High ability to identify, measure, evaluate & improve, if necessary, the effectiveness of accounting, financial, managerial and operational controls
  • Strong verbal & written communication & interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of people in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interface with all levels
  • Advanced computer skills specifically advanced knowledge of and experience working with spreadsheet software
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects with a strong attention to accuracy and detail
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent education and experience
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of three years accounting experience with CPA designation or five years of related experience without CPA designation
Physical & Environmental Requirements


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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