Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst will direct all financial activities of the LMI Cuba, MO facility; personally or through plant team collaboration. While performing all duties and responsibilities the Analyst will at all times model LMI values and principles and act in a manner consistent with the LMI Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Active involvement in process improvement for the plants
Proposes, leads, and participates in kaizen activities with production and staff personnel to achieve integrated reductions in cost and production flowtimes across value chains
Continuously improves plant financial processes to support Plant production objectives
Active monitoring of progress after improvements have been implemented
Primary focus on job/process cost with goal of maintaining or reducing cost
Assists plant managers, supervisors and employees with understanding plant financial objectives, performance, and their role in ensuring cost-effective plant performance
Assists Plant General Manager in analyzing new workloads, reviewing pricing quotes, and optimizing the workload mix to facilitate cost effective and profitable Plant performance
Engage in ongoing detailed analysis of plant performance
Specific emphasis on job cost, inventory management and valuation
Ensure the GAAP accuracy of the plant's financial statements
Collaborate with Plant General Manager to prepare monthly written reports summarizing and forecasting business activity and financial position
Facilitate preparation of annual plant financial budget
Review capital expenditure proposals and prepare supporting documentation and financial justification
Reconcile and/or analyze all balance sheet and primary income statement accounts for the plant
Maintain detailed records and analysis for developing or updating unit costs for all areas of inventory at the plants
Develop, monitor and enhance internal controls with significant emphasis on inventory control
Monitor activity related to all plant fixed assets and coordinate necessary approvals and transactions related to disposals or transfers
Perform all monthly and year-end plant-specific accounting work
Prepare audit responses as necessary
Ensure compliance with the system of internal control policies and procedures
Assist various corporate departments to resolve plant-related issues
Understand and abide by all federal, state and local regulations relevant to accounting and financial institutions
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance, minimum of two years of experience in cost accounting or financial analysis in a manufacturing environment or the equivalent of education, training and experience. Preferred qualifications include MBA and/or CPA. Knowledge of and experience with lean manufacturing techniques is preferred.
Specific Job Skills: Ability to create, read, and interpret various financial reports, specifications and regulations. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Ability to use various types of financial accounting management software. SAP experience is preferred. Ability to convey operational performance via financial information to both financial and non-financial management.
Behavior/Work Management Skills: Employee must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities and shifting time requirements. Must be able to promote a participative, team oriented environment, working with customers (both internal and external), all employees, vendors and others in a professional and respectful manner.
Communication Skills: Employee must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
Language Skills: Employee must have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, employees and vendors.
Reasoning Ability: Employee must have the analytical ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Mathematical Skills: Employee must have the ability to perform accounting and financial calculations and projections. Ability to produce and interpret financial data reports in logical formats.
Physical Requirements: The employee must able to sit for extended periods of time, up to 8 hours with periodic breaks. The employee may occasionally stand and/or walk and occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds as well as be able to move throughout the office and manufacturing area to talk/hear or otherwise communicate with employees, management, customers, vendors and others.
Work Environment: The employee will normally work in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Employee will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the shop floor.
Special Requirement: The employee may be required to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, if necessary to meet deadlines. The employee may be asked to occasionally travel for work assignments or training programs.
LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company's online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI's Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.
LMI is an E-Verify Employer.
LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

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