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Senior Accounting Analyst

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Southfield
Posted on: April 14, 2019

Job Description:

Our client, the largest chemical producer in the world, is currently seeking a Senior Accounting Analyst for a 7+ month contract opportunity, located in Southfield, MI.

By working for our client, you will be exposed to a large global company with subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa.

In addition to working with the world's most recognized and trusted name in staffing, Kelly employees can expect:

- Competitive pay

- Paid holidays

- Year-end bonus program

- Recognition and incentive programs

- Access to continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

Overview & Responsibilities for the position below;

The position is a key contributor to the success of the Account Management strategy, goals and objectives. This position requires extensive knowledge of customer purchasing practices and payment methods, and involves reporting Precious Metal activities. The job involves managing the development and presentation of professional quality sales plans.

The position requires managing financial models and analysis to determine optimum product pricing scenarios in support of new and existing business, and in the preparation of business proposals in response to customer bidding and quotation requests. The Precious Metal activities include preparing monthly Customer statements, supporting the forecast metal needs and coordinating with CCM on hedging activities.

  • Management and Preparation of Account Sales Planning.

    • Mid-Term Plan (Volume & Net Sales), including all required forecasts, budgets, strategic plans and analyses.

    • Monthly and Annual Forecast including profit impact and change analyses

    • Precious Metal Analysis

      • Precious Metal statements & forecasting analysis for Customers

      • Providing information of short/long term hedging activities for precious metal prices

      • Precious metal purchases based on individual PGM systems

      • Periodical calculation of product prices based on updated PGM rates

      • Interact with Customers during audits

      • Management of Customer Accounts Receivables.

        • Identification and resolution of problems

        • Clear Accounts Receivable issues and discrepancies with the customer's purchasing group, and plant representatives as necessary.

        • Account-specific, Market and Economic Analysis.

        • Work with the Marketing team in analyzing commercial data to identify customer and auto industry trends, growth patterns and competitor actions.

        • Study product pricing, and product cost details, to identify strengths and weaknesses relative to competitor information and customer feedback.

        • Price Management.

          • Provide analysis and support to Account Management in determining optimum pricing scenarios.

          • Manages the documentation and accuracy of all customer/product pricing in company's global enterprise system (Cobalt).

          • Accountable for ensuring all changes to pricing is approved according to company and Catalysts approval requirements.

          • Liaison between Accounts and Finance to Review and Improve Processes and Controls

          • Customer Billing Processes & Pricing and Adjustments

          • Financial Reporting Compliance (FRC)

          • Price Approval & Price input into SAP

          • Development of customer proposals and projects among multi-disciplined business functions (External Customers, Account Management, Product Management, Technical, Logistics, Controlling)

          • Lead cross-functional teams to proactively anticipate and identify innovative solutions in any other areas of commercial support where needed by Catalysts North America Leadership.

            The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance coupled with 8 years' experience in Finance and Marketing role. Prior experience with and understanding of the North America automotive OEM market strongly preferred. Experience in financial calculations, concepts and analytical methods, and demonstrated ability to develop financial business models. Experience in Accounts Receivable and DSO analysis. Excellent skills in using Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Ocean and SAP.

            **Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Please submit your resume to be considered for this position by pressing the "SUBMIT RESUME" button below. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position (, however, your resume should be uploaded via the "SUBMIT RESUME" button included within**
            Why Kelly--?

            At Kelly

            Services--, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune

            100--- companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access

            the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect

            with Kelly.


            Kelly Services--

            As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people

            around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of

            talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

            Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

            committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

            is The Law.

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