Generac Power Systems

  • Sr. Operations Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Fin - Finance
  • Overview

    The Sr. Operations Financial Analyst is primarily responsible for directing and managing the Global Operations capital and operational budget and for improving overall performance through the proper application of analysis and financial tools. This role facilitates sound business decisions regarding inventory management, global facility expansions, product line transfers, make/buy decisions, and other operational analysis. The role will be both a strategic thinker and an individual tactical contributor comfortable with influencing and educating multiple levels within the organization to achieve results.


    • Proactively directs the annual operating and capital budgeting process including forecasting, budgeting, and analyzing variations from budget. Coordinates assists and oversees the development of financial operations business plans that clarify specific financial / non-financial targets and metrics (e.g. Key Performance Indicators) to facilitate the achievement of both strategic and tactical business goals.
    • Utilizes data mining techniques to research, model, and generate “what if” scenarios on facilities, production transfers, and component make / buy decisions.
    • Identifies opportunities for integration synergies as the organization grows through continued Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity.
    • Performs economic research and studies of rates of return, depreciation and investments. Evaluates Return on Investment (ROI) for specific programs and/or projects and recommends appropriate action. Provides direction and support to key business partners.
    • Reviews requests for capital spending and provides input and/or authorization for capital expenditures.
    • Responsible for overseeing inventory management systems and variance analysis.
    • Analyzes profit-and-loss income statements, and prepares reports and recommendations to management.
    • Thinks strategically and provides a big-picture perspective on issues and potential solutions. Provides direction and perspective on strategic business issues. Educates key stakeholders throughout the budgeting process; communicates challenges and opportunities for a variety of audiences including non-financial managers and leaders.

    • Coordinates the development of financial and operational business plans that clarify specific financial/nonfinancial targets and metrics to facilitate the achievement of both strategic and tactical business goals.
    • Accounts for international tariffs, duties, and exchange rates in modeling and forecasting scenarios; maintains strong understanding of critical global supply chain elements.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Minimum of 5 years of broad financial experience


    • Previous ERP experience required, SAP and BI experience;
    • Cost accounting experience
    • Previous experience working for a manufacturing company;
    • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills with the ability to create and maintain complex excel models;
    • Multi-national manufacturing experience
    • Experience with total cost of ownership modeling, make versus buy, vertical integration


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