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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Northridge, California Additional Location: Northridge, California Job ID: R-128-2021

A Career at HARMAN

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About the Role

As the Manager, FP&A you will support financial and analytical services for the Consumer Audio SBU.

Your Team

You will report to the Director of FP&A for Consumer Audio Americas.

What You Will Do

  • Supports the Director of FP&A in the financial planning and analysis for North America Consumer financial statements, including the preparation of charts and graphs showing progress, conditions and results.

  • Leads the forecasting process for P&L and working capital accounts.

  • Leads the preparation and submission of annual financial budget to Global Consumer.

  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of monthly variance analysis, monthly management reports and sales and contribution margin reports.

  • Supervises the month-end revenue recognition check process performed by a financial analyst.

  • Approves month-end reconciliations and journal entries related to sales discounts, selling and marketing expenses.

  • Supervises and provides guidance to FP&A team to project, control and report cost center expenses.

  • Identifies cost savings and process improvement opportunities across the region.

  • Works closely with Accounting Manager to maintain a tight monthly financial close process

  • Liaises closely with cross functional teams including Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, Procurement and Shared Services.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/Accounting

  •  Knowledge of US GAAP

  • +7 years related experience to include preparing financial statements, business activity reports and financial position forecasts and variance analysis

  • Exposure to budgets and forecasts

  • Advanced ERP systems, Excel and Power Point skills

What is Nice to Have

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant designation

  • Working knowledge in SAP/BPC is strongly preferred

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills. Business proficiency in English.

  • Ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and apply problem solving skills

  • Ability to plan and organize

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 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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