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Associate Financial Analyst

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115592 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

Our global financial planning and analysis team provides a critically important function within our division and we are looking for a strong finance talent willing to learn and grow within the finance and controlling environment.  This individual will partner with our global teams as well as help bring further excellence to this function overall.  
The Associate Financial Analyst’s primary responsibilities includes supporting all financial planning, reporting and analysis tasks (budgets, forecasts, internal management reporting, external financial reporting, variance analysis, root cause analysis and corrective action proposals) and financial global process improvement.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Creation of BPC (reporting/consolidating system) reports as required by management (ad hoc analysis and standard support) and variance analysis
  • Follow up with the 11+ Regional Colleagues to  maintain a tight monthly financial close process and reporting process to follow Corporate calendar
  • Support global cost controlling activities and forecasting for all global support functions required to support the consumer business
  • Works as a team member  to support  the preparation of annual financial budget, monthly forecasting, and month-end corporate reporting using SAP/BPC
  • Liaise closely with cross functional teams including IT, internal audit, supply chain, procurement and shared services
  • CAPEX and OPEX analysis
  • Monthly Management Report global consolidation
  • Product P&L project analysis and support
  • Building and maintaining new variance analysis reports
  • Prepares monthly variance analysis reports and monthly management reports, per Samsung detailed analysis and reporting schedules
  • Maintaining documentation and following up with stakeholders to ensure that all control & compliance procedures are completed and in alignment with new IFRS accounting changes


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance
  • 0-2 years of experience.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Previous entry level work experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple, complex tasks and conflicting priorities
  • Good time management skill to meet the tight schedule and deadline
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to confidently interact and present information to senior leaders
  • Must work collaboratively with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 0-10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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