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Financial Analyst II

Company: Veolia
Location: Lombard
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website .Job DescriptionBENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.POSITION PURPOSEResponsible for executing the accounting and controlling functions for a region of Veolia North America's Municipal portfolio of business in conjunction with management in order to provide professional financial support, expertise and guidance to internal clients including financial management, operational management and other members of the Finance Department.Primary emphasis and focus for this position centers on building and analyzing the financial statements of Veolia's operational locations in the region. This includes comparison of reported results to budgets, forecasts, prior year trends in addition to the creation of ad-hoc analyses. Singularly important to these comparisons is consistent adherence to general accounting processes in the proper recording of assigned balance sheet components, revenue recognition practices and principles, COS matching and capital budgeting and expenditure reporting. Compliance with these practices ensures accurate and timely population of all required disclosures for internal and external reporting purposes.PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the guidance of the regional Finance Manager and VP of Finance and the general accounting policies of the organization, the Financial Analyst II has the following responsibilities:Executes upon the general accounting structure and processes of the organization for the regional business in conjunction with the policies and directives of the Finance Department and its management.Responsible for financial statement presentation including: revenue recognition principles and practices, managing revenue and expense accruals to properly reflect incurred and earned activity according to the matching principle, provisions, and SG&A activity. This includes, but is not exclusive to, ensuring the integrity of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow reporting.Review and approval of journal entries prepared by the business units, and preparation of select journal entries with significant emphasis on accurate and thorough accruals.Preparation and review of the accounts receivable and allowances for contract customers.Compliance with and execution of the detailed month-end closing schedule for M&C Finance under guidance provided by the corporate Finance team, acting as the liaison to the operational and overhead teams (non-financial personnel) to assist them with variance analysis, trends, projections and compliance with deadlines and expectations.Proposes changes to accounting and operational processes to enhance the automation and efficiency of the department.Proposes changes to accounting and operational processes to further the aims of a strong internal control environment, which ensures the safeguarding of company assets.Provides and analyzes financial and operating results of the business including review of internal and external financial reporting. Appraisals include comparisons in terms of revenues, costs, profitability and liquidity in comparison to budgets, forecasts and prior year trends.Contributor to the preparation of Monthly Operating Report (MOR) for assigned reporting package, prepares bridges focusing on comparisons of working capital and profitability versus budget, forecasts and prior year results and preparing/analyzing monthly Flash and dashboard reporting.Participation in the formulation of budgets and forecasts for assigned business units under the direction of management, working jointly with the operational and SG&A organizations to ensure the accuracy of the output prepared.Coordination and preparation of audit workpapers as required by the external audit process, working closely with senior management to complete all audit requirements.Support and cross-train with Billing Specialist/Coordinator to ensure accurate client billing.Participate in finance and accounting training to business units and be a key business partner to operational staff.Periodic travel may be required.QualificationsEducation / Experience / BackgroundBachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.Knowledge / Skills / AbilitiesStrong prior experience with the financial and accounting aspects of ERP systems (SAP preferred), including moderate system setup and organization familiarity.Strong computing skills with proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office suite of products required.Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and the Company's Code of Business Conduct.Consistently applies company policies and procedures applicable to day-to-day assignments and displays insight into understanding the underlying purpose of the task in addition to its strict completion.Displays capability for innovation in the development of complex analyses demonstrating the ability to foster idea creation independently.Desire and commitment to participating in an active team environment, with the willingness to assume additional roles and duties.Consistently meets assigned deadlines as dictated by senior management.Focuses on attention to detail in the creation of a quality work product and strongly displays process-oriented thinking; evidencing solid organization and project planning skills.Resolves problems, discrepancies and variances, identifying opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains.Clear and effective communication with solid written, verbal, presentation and listening skills.Required Certification / Licenses / Training4+ years of experience within one or more areas of accounting or financial management required, coupled with the demonstrated ability to apply financial theory, principles and techniques.Candidates possessing a CPA or CMA preferred.Solid working knowledge of USGAAP and internal controls required, previous IFRS experience a plus.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Keywords: Veolia, Lombard , Financial Analyst II, Accounting, Auditing , Lombard, Illinois

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