Finance Associate

Irvine, CA /
Accounting and Finance – Finance /
Full Time
Join the fastest growing Finance team in the automotive industry to drive efficiency and effectiveness of every aspect of corporate finance. This Financial Associate role will assist the Product Development Finance team primarily with monthly accruals for Body Engineering (what Body Engineering spending took place on an accrual basis in the prior month) and headcount allocations (how many engineers are working on each development program, and how do they split their time if they’re working on multiple programs).

·        Calculate accurate engineering spending accruals and submit them to the Accounting team on a monthly basis; this entails requesting monthly goods receipt updates from buyers and engineers
·        Assist Product Development Finance team with using accrual data to reprofile future spending curves in upcoming forecasts
·        Assist with gathering headcount allocation information and develop better processes and/or files that improve the accuracy and efficiency of gathering this information
·        Develop management reports summarizing headcount cost and timing changes
·        Support and prepare Vehicle Line Controllers with product development gateway materials and forecast variance reporting

·        Basic accounting knowledge; familiarity with accrual-based accounting
·        Intellectual curiosity to drive the detailed understanding of business performance, decision making, and communication
·        Effective communication and strategic thinking skills
·        Strong financial modeling (e.g., Excel power user)
·        Continuous improvement attitude; ability to suggest and implement best practices
·        Extremely detail orientated
·        At least two of the following:
o   Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting
o   At least 1 year of experience in corporate finance, corporate accounting, or public accounting
o   CPA or foreign accountancy equivalent

Department: Finance - Product Development Finance
Location: Irvine, CA

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