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US_Northridge_8500 Balboa Blvd
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Northridge, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a Financial Analyst, you are responsible for the forecasting, reporting and analysis of cost centers. Monitor actuals and ensure that cost center actuals are reported according to Accounting / Harman / Samsung policies and procedures. The role will collaborate with commercial business leaders to support the growth and profit objectives for the North America region of the Lifestyle Consumer Audio business. The role also supports major corporate and global initiatives. The North America region is headquartered in Northridge, CA with annual revenues of over $1 Billion. 

Your Team

You will report to the Manager, FP&A for Lifestyle Consumer Audio for the North America region.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare cost center expenses for forecast and budget cycles, aligned with organization goals.

  • Generate and analyze cost center reports to provide insights on budget, forecast and variances.

  • Collaborate with cost center owners to understand and address any discrepancies in the reports.

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of models used for forecasting and budgeting.

  • Work closely with the FP&A Manager to provide data-driven recommendations to optimize costs.

  • Partake in month-end activities by reviewing results, identifying trends, and analyzing variances.

  • Maintain financial accruals to ensure accurate reflection of financial obligations.

  • Assist in the preparation of financial presentations and reports for senior management.

  • Maintain report of non-PO (Purchase Order) invoices. Analyze data to identify patterns and root causes. Take proactive actions to reduce exceptions.

  • Assist the FP&A manager in reviewing and approving expenses, ensuring compliance with company guidelines and policies.

  • Support the FP&A manager in preparing and submitting financial data and reports to Global Consumer, ensuring accuracy and timely delivery.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics or equivalent

  • Minimum 3 years related experience in reporting, accounting or analysis.

  • Ability to work with operational teams in a multi-location environment.

  • Experienced with advanced Excel capabilities (eg. pivot tables, lookups, sumif).

  • Detail oriented, curious and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • A self-starter and able to initiate new ideas and improvements.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience in the Consumer Electronics, Consumer Products or related industries.

  • Worked in Finance and Accounting at a large public company.

  • Proficient in working with SAP/BPC and related systems.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel.

  • Be willing to work 3-5 days a month in an office in Northridge, CA.

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment.

What We Offer

  • The standard base salary range for this position is $81,000-$99,000 + applicable bonus.

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location.

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG, Infinity, Arcam).

  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development provided by our Wellness Committee, Volunteer Committee and Harman Women's Network.

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development.

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog.

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.