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Financial Analyst

Northridge, California Additional Location: Northridge, California Job ID: R-116-2021

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

About the Role

You will be responsible for financial reporting, analytics and budgeting for Consumer global overhead costs. This position demands a mix of strategic, forecasting and transactional capabilities, with a firm understanding of accounting practices including GAAP and IFRS risk management.  You will be critical in supporting reporting and tracking of proper accounting, forecasting and will act as main finance liaison across multiple cross functional teams.

Your Team

You will report to the Sr. Manager, Controlling  

What You Will Do

  • Prepare month end variance analytics comparing results to budget, forecast and prior year.

  • Assist in the monthly close process

  • Assist in the forecasting and budgeting processes for Global Consumer Audio which consists of over 70 cost centers

  • Main point of contact for cost center owners to provide analytical information for forecasting and budgeting

  • Streamline systems to improve ability to analyze complex data and make recommendations

  • Clearly and concisely communicate financial information to non-financial managers

  • Ad-hoc reporting, special projects and other department support as needed

  • Allocate global P&L results to related regions to report and track consolidated regional results

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance

  • Minimum 3 years of experience

  • Strong analytical, written, verbal and organizational skills

  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

What is Nice to Have

  • CPA

  • Experience with SAP is strongly preferred

  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities without loss of accuracy or time

  • Ability to work on a team

  • General knowledge of budgeting, cash management and financial analysis processes

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 0-10%, domestic and international travel

  • Be willing to work in an office in Northridge, CA

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

What We Offer

  • Competitive wellness benefits

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities

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

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

  • Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.)

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. (


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