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Financial Analyst, CBU Controlling

Novi, Michigan Additional Location: Novi, Michigan Job ID: R-2230-2021

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About the Role

The  Financial Analyst, CBU Controlling, NA is responsible for providing support for all finance & controlling activities for one or more of the NA  customer business units.  The position is responsible for assisting the CBU VP/General Manager and their staff on all phases of the automotive business:   estimating, tracking, and managing the financial results of all customer programs through the RFQ, launch, and execution phases.  This encompasses an in-production / in-development business typically worth ~$100 – 200 million in annual revenue.  The position reports to the Director, NA Automotive Sales & CBU Controlling, and requires close collaboration with CBU, Engineering, Procurement, Finance, and other Automotive Car division management both in North America and globally.

What You Will Do

  • Under the leadership of the department manager, CBU controlling analyst will manage all aspects of the in-development & in-production Connected Car business for the CBU’s
    • In-depth business and financial analysis supporting key commercial terms with the customer 
    • Development of business cases for all RFI/RFQ, guiding and incorporating inputs from manufacturing, operations, engineering, procurement, and product delivery; highly prioritize adherence to defined BMS RFQ process 
    • Ensure financial commitments including engineering budgets, sales forecasts, variable cost targets, CAPEX, and working capital are achieved 
    • Coordinate all sales planning processes: rolling forecast, budget/5-year sales planning, actual to forecast/budget variance tracking & analysis 
    • Program reporting and ad-hoc financial analysis to CBU leader and executive management 
  • Prioritize cash flow of in-development program:
  • Manage reimbursements of engineering expense, product samples, tooling & fixtures, among other topics
  • Coordinate activities between CBU controlling, sales controlling, plants, and CBU to accurately forecast & plan sales revenues, margin, price reductions, and engineering amortization
  • Direct activities of controlling & sales personnel to ensure adherence to revenue recognition control processes, including contract review, pricing/rebate accruals, system price administration, and SOX controls compliance 
  • Support senior management with ad hoc and periodic analysis regarding sales & margin trends, profitability, scenario planning, budgeting/forecasting for assigned CBU’s
  • Coordinate support to Harman Treasury department for FX exposure analysis & hedging program as it relates to all CBU programs in production or development globally
  • Other specialized analysis & reporting tasks will be the responsibility of this position: support of certain month-end closing & reporting topics, coordinating and support of external audit / internal audit and SOX controls, annual budgeting activities, for example, for Novi Selling / Marketing departments.
  • Other special projects as assigned

What You Need

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or other business management discipline
  • 0-3 years’ experience in Finance or Accounting role (relevant internship experience will be considered)
  • Demonstrated examples/experience in showing leadership, influencing, and collaboration skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Project management skills

What is Nice to Have

  • Exposure to SAP / SAP Business Warehouse ERP environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic only
  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

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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