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. We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… We are currently seeking a Senior Finance Analyst will provide financial analysis and decision support to the North American Region. BASF North America is the North American subsidiary of BASF, the world's largest chemical company. BASF North American operations include all types of industrial, personal care, and agricultural chemicals, as well as, plastics and coatings. Total North American sales are in excess of $20B and the company employs over 17,000 associates across the continent. The Senior Finance Analyst will analyze data, identify and interpret trends and form recommendations for value-added actions to enhance growth and profitability of the region. You will present findings to senior leaders from the regional controllers group, the Vice President of Controlling, and Executive team members, as appropriate. Senior Financial Analyst (1700190) You have a unique opportunity to gain exposure to senior management, operational business units and functional leads throughout North America. You will build effective working relationships with Regional Business Units and functional controllers. You will have a combination of strong internal and external relationships from both the operational and functional organization, requiring you to develop referral sources and gain insight into business objectives and market developments. You will need to think creatively and work in a team environment. A demonstrated ability to source data from Global Business Warehouse (GBW) or Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) along with the relevant financial applications (Front End) to ensure that efforts are directed to value add financial analyst, is essential. Formula for Success: You Will…
Analyze monthly actual, forecasted, and budgeted financial results for the region.
Analyze and interpret order trends and backlog development.
Support key regional and global initiatives, including but not limited to, corporate projects and the NA Scorecard.
Analyze competitors' financial results and benchmarking against internal performance.
Manage economic reporting, analysis, and interpretation for the US and North American region.
Analyze critical commodities including engaging specialists to further interpret forecast and its implications to the region and overall influence on company performance.
Support month-end reporting including the preparation of monthly financial reports, financial forecasting and planning process for North America.
Collect necessary data and support to prepare analysis both monthly and forward looking projections.
Analyze and understanding of both legal entity and consolidated business steering financials with a focus on product profitability and margin development.
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 is required; a degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics with strong Information Technology acumen or relevant work experience highly preferred. MBA a plus
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial analysis & reporting with a background in industrial and capital analysis.
Demonstrated strong financial acumen and/or exposure to the following Financial Applications and its various sources: Business Warehouse (BW), Applications (i.e. SAP - COPA, General Ledger, Cost Center, OCEAN (Sales/P&L), SCI (Working Capital), Market Profit and COBUS (Management steering)
Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft suite, SQL, Tableau) with the ability to work with programmers and facilitate logic/design of future reporting while maintaining interfaces as necessary
Ability to work with and influence others to achieve success while articulating team objectives.
Bilingual in German is a plus but not preferred
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (less than 5%)
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.