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Sr. Finance Business Analyst 1

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115065 

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Job Description

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:

The Finance Business Analyst is a newly create role within the Finance Function and plays a key role in the development of management information for the Global Finance function. The position is responsible for developing financial reporting and data requirements, standardizing processes across Consumer SBU, and conducting audits to ensure proper documentation and adherence to global policies and processes.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Individual Contributor


Job Responsibilities:

  • SAP Superuser as first line of support and liaison between Consumer Audio SBU and IT organization.
  • Develop Finance management information and reporting functionality using systems delivered by IT.
  • Lead the management information and data requirements gathering initiative to develop and/or streamline the operational reporting capabilities for the Global Consumer Finance organization.
  • Assist IT to work with Finance teams to understand their management information and data requirements.
  • Collaborate with the regional and BU Finance teams to understand their management information and data requirements, and articulation of these needs to IT to aid in the direction of report development.  
  • Delivery of strong governance  and Project Management for non-IT related Finance initiatives.
  • Assist IT Project Management by providing  clearly defined and detailed project initiation documents, inclusive of business use cases, process flows, traceability matrices as well as report mock-ups.
  • Drive the implementation of processes to fully leverage the capabilities of the systems.
  • Plan and facilitate user acceptance testing with business stakeholders.
  • Maintain regular communication with Finance stakeholders regarding Finance related project activities.
  • Development of “deep dive” analysis of business results and operational metrics.
  • Support audits both internal and external;
  • Standardize processes across 11 regions and 6 Business Units;
  • Identify and recommend tools to support financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or IT
  • Minimum 4 years experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience with SAP (SAP "superuser")
  • Strong knowledge of BPC
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience with reporting tools
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively cross functionally and culturally
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using standard project and business tools including Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, etc
  • Time management skills and ability to meet individual and team deadlinesPowerpoint
  • Experience with Consumer Electronics industry is a plus


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • 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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