Senior Analyst, Financial Accounting, Reconciliations


8000 Székesfehérvár, Verseci u. 1-15.
2023. április 03.
The responsibility includes application of the company’s accounting modules, to maintain financial records of the locations in the ERP system accurately by proper bookkeeping of the received data. Working across remote locations: develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with and leverage learning between regions. Establishing and maintaining professional working relationship with the Business Units Contacts. Seeking for process improvement opportunities, to share best practices and to implement standard processes. Ensuring compliance with accounting and processes related guidelines and adhering to all established procedures.

Howmet is looking for a Senior Analyst to support its General Ledger area.

Key activities:

  • Reconciliation:
    • Monthly account reconciliation and review.
    • Investigation of reconciliation differences, problem-solving with the other departments.
    • Coordinating the reconciliations with other teams, departments.
    • System user access coordination.
    • Preparing monthly reconciliation metrics and reports.
    • Ensures that account reconciliations are completed as per company policy and by the deadlines.
  • Performs the general accounting functions and month end closing process for certain European operating locations, serves as the primary point of contact for the locations. Works with Locations to meet with company KPIs.
  • Uses company accounting, control and reporting systems (Oracle, RST, ASP, etc.).
  • Process transactions initiated by Locations, performs associated controls and reconciliations on daily basis.
  • Conducts pre / post-closing / reconciliation related conference calls with locations as required.
  • Owns the monthly closing check-list process: monitors tasks throughout the month, reviews and updates the list timely. Escalates any error, issue, deficiency to the Supervisor/Manager.
  • Solves problems to root cause to prevent recurrence.
  • Provides reports, data analysis, explanations as per requests in timely manner.
  • Performs any occasional and regular task in relation to the accounting.
  • Maintains regular contact with customers.
  • Cooperating with peer departments in issue resolutions, process improvements and various projects.
  • Ensures accounting is performed according to the department's defined standards and the work is completed by defined deadlines. Any issues with the work or schedule are escalated to the Supervisor/Manager in a prompt manner.
  • Maintains active and frequent communication with location accounting representatives and business unit personnel and regularly shares this information with team members and manager.
  • Works with BU / location contacts continuously to identify areas of improvement and value creation in all service areas.
  • Acts as an expert resource for location personnel in answering questions and providing direction on areas of accounting.
  • Performs compliance related tasks, such as self-audit tests and answering ad-hoc audit requests.

Education, experience and skills:

  • Degree in finance or accounting obtained at a college or university OR a chartered accountant certification and 3 years of experience gained in finance (preferably in GL Accounting).
  • Advanced English language command.
  • ERP system knowledge (preferably General Ledger).
  • Good problem solving and communication ability.
  • Oracle skills, experience in subledgers, such as AR, AP, FAPA, etc.
  • Accuracy and correctness.
  • Good analytical skill.
  • Knowledge of Chart of Accounts and Financial Management Handbook.
  • Additional language knowledge.

We will appreciate your services by providing:

  • A competitive remuneration package.
  • Hybrid work schedule, promoting a collaborative work environment and flexibility.
  • Friendly environment with a lot of company sponsored social activity.
  • Open minded and welcoming environment, where your ideas are taken seriously.
  • Challenging duties in truly International environment.