Associate Financial Business Partner
Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc
Surrey, BC VV T2, CAN
6d ago
  • The Associate Financial Business Partner reports directly to the Regional Financial Business Partner. The Associate Financial BP is responsible for providing support and analysis to the regional management team, as directed by the Financial BP that leads to decision-making in all areas of the company;
  • forecasting, inventory management, and support of the continuous improvement program.

  • This position requires high level, sophisticated and proactive communication with various functions within the region including;
  • management, financial / accounting staff, operational staff and commercial staff.

    This position is responsible for analyzing and presenting financial, operational and CI results to regional management monthly and as requested.

    Input from the Associate Financial Business Partner that challenges conventional thinking by thinking out of the box in order to obtain the most efficient solutions to issues, and uses best practices, benchmarks and metrics to improve the organization.

    This position operates within somewhat flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to support the Regional Financial Business Partner and local and regional management to achieve excellence in all facets of operational finances and business decision making analysis.

    Essential Functions :

  • Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
  • Operational Performance & Business Decision AnalysisProvide support in decision making analysis (through Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint) for all business functions including (but not limited to) : financial, operational, commercial, strategy, and other projects.
  • Collects, analyzes and presents financial and operational results and associated CI metrics to regional management monthly.

    Serves as a subject matter expert on the financial, commercial and operational drivers of the business; disseminates information on a routine basis to regional management.

    Proactively prepares consultation, interpretation and education materials on financial and operational matters.Performs analyses, as directed by the Regional Financial Business Partner, to support varied business decisions.

    Assists and prepares capital commitment requests (AFE) and IRR analyses for the region.Works in coordination with AMR Finance and Accounting to confirm accurate Oracle coding and cost centers, AFE, invoices, etc.

    Assists in driving continuous improvement initiatives within operations.

  • Operational Budgeting & ForecastingIn coordination with AMR Finance / Accounting, works with the Regional Financial Business Partner in the preparation and assists in the initial review of regional forecasts and annual budget.
  • Capital Investment & Equipment Maintenance AnalysisProvides analysis such as make vs. buy or lease vs. buy to management in their efforts to select cost-effective manners to procure parts and machinery.
  • Reviews leases and contracts in an effort to provide lowest-cost terms and conditions.Assists in making sure items are classified correctly in terms of capital vs. expense.

  • Special ProjectsSupports the Regional Financial Business Partner, and other Regional Management Team-members, in various financial analysis.
  • Includes, but is not limited to : Buy ModelsYard Level P&LsMargin analysis

  • Inventory ManagementWorks with yard level management and AMR Inventory Accounting to prepare and evaluate monthly book to physical inventoriesAssist the Regional Financial Business Partner, as needed, in barge trackingPrepared shrink rate analysis at the shredder facility, as needed.
  • Cash ManagementPerform weekly review of cash usage at the yards, as directed by the Regional Financial Business Partner, and provide recommended order levels to yard level managementWork with AMR Controller and Corporate Treasury to address any concerns that may ariseWork with Yard Level and Regional Management to ensure that weekly cash ordering is managed properly.
  • Internal Control Responsibilities :

    Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.

    Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

    Interpersonal Contacts :

    Interpersonal contacts include operational management, accounting and finance management and other SSI departments as necessary to discuss related issues.

    Contact methods include phone, face-to-face and Skype Meetings.

    Job Conditions :

    Average office environment with little natural light. Occasional exposure to dirt and dust related to scrap yard environment.

    Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability. Overtime will be required to complete deadline work.

    Some travel likely to be required between locations within the region, or to the corporate office.

    Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions :

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds occasionally; sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day;
  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Time Management and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a given day is a must.
  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.

    Qualifications :

    Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field, with 5-7 years experience in the field. Financial modeling and proven skills in accounting.

    CPA, CMA and / or CFM desired. Oracle or other major ERP system experience preferred. Proven skills in Microsoft Excel and Word software.

    Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office Suite a plus. Additionally, this position requires the ability to work under time pressure to meet deadlines and to be able to operate with minimal day-to-day direction, be able to work from general guidelines and be able to make the majority of decisions needed to successfully carry out assigned duties and projects.

    This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

    Excellent analytical skills and a basic knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting requirements are required, as are well-honed problem-solving skills.

    Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

    Strong planning, organizational and project management skills. Ability to work and cooperate with others to complete various tasks with established deadlines.

    Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to leverage these skills to successfully present business cases and resolve various types of negotiations.

    PLEASE NOTE : The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

    They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

    Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

    An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.

    All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

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