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Financial Analyst - Florham Park, NJ

  • Do you have experience in Finance and/or Economics roles?
  • Have you developed excellent PC skills and advanced Excel/Power Point skills?
  • Are you someone who is able to work within tight deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks under pressure?
  • Do you have strong entrepreneurial and leadership potential with ability to take on greater responsibility in future roles?
If this sounds like you, then we want to get to know you… At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine and Glassdoor as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Now this is where you come in… Where the Chemistry Happens… We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join our Florham Park, NJ site. You will provide financial analysis and decision support to the North American Region. As Analyst, you will be responsible for analyzing data, identifying and interpreting trends and forming recommendations for value added actions to enhance growth and profitability of the region. Additionally, the Analyst will serve as the analytical expert utilizing a combination of Global Business Warehouses (GBW) and local tools with a focus on data transparency and analytics. This position reports to the Manager, Strategic Platform Controller in Florham Park, NJ. This role provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to senior management, operational business units and functional leads throughout North America. This role will require the incumbent to build effective working relationships with Regional BU and functional controllers. A combination of strong internal and external relationships from both the operational and functional organization will be required to gain insight into business objectives, financial and market developments. A demonstrated ability to source data from Global Business Warehouses (GBWs) and the relevant financial applications/ forecasting databases is critical.
Financial Analyst (1700621) You will focus on both fixed and functional cost controlling topics including planning, forecasting and variance analysis as well as the implementation of new operating models (FFPG) and related organizational structure. You will need to demonstrate a strong ability to influence peers and be able to engage management at every level. You will present findings to senior leaders from regional controllers, the Vice President of Controlling and Executive Leadership as appropriate. Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Provide month end analysis/reporting including the preparation of monthly financial reports, financial forecasting and planning process for North America
  • Support of key regional and global initiatives
  • Serve as the expert user of Global COINS (cost center reporting system) application and point of contact within functional controlling community
  • Provide analysis of fixed costs and allocations within the region
  • Liaise with functional and business unit controlling community regarding functional cost projects, trends and analysis.
  • Analyze and benchmark competitors' financial results against internal performance
  • Prepare commentary to support analysis of both monthly and forward looking projections.
  • Analyze and understand both legal entity and consolidated business steering financials (e.g. Market Profit) with a focus on fixed costs.
Does this sound like the right job for you? Yes? Then we would like to hear from you…Please click “apply” to get the process started. Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • Bachelor's degree required. Concentration in Finance or Economics or MBA preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in Finance
  • Chemical industry experience, a plus.
  • Strong entrepreneurial and leadership potential with ability to take on greater responsibility in future roles; strong analytical and strategic thinking, organizational awareness, demonstrated ability to influence management. Effective communication and collaboration skills are critical
  • Ability to foster relationships with the business and functional units including but not limited to senior levels of management; Ability to work within tight deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks under pressure
  • Proven ability to develop process improvements and execute the same
  • Excellent PC skills and advanced Excel/Power Point required; Knowledge of SAP, GBW, Maris, Business Objects and Tableau preferred.