The Weir Group PLC

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2017-16164

2017-16164

Title 
Financial Analyst - Minerals Division
Posted Date 
2/12/2018
Job Location 
US-TX-Fort Worth
Shift Schedule 
Day
Manages Others 
No
Close Date 
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

 

As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

 

Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

 

Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

 

We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

 

Business Need / Purpose of Role

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To be responsible for Divisional HQ accounting and assistance/back up to the DFM

 

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Weir Minerals, a division of The Weir Group PLC, is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of slurry pumps and mineral processing equipment to the mining industry and comminution equipment to both the mining and construction industries.

 

WM employs over 7,000 staff worldwide with regional operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and China. There are more than 20 reporting entities comprising the Division.

 

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

In addition to the daily interaction with the DFM, regular interaction is likely required with the Divisional Directors and both Regional and local business Financial Directors; may be required to interact with the Vice President of Finance and Divisional President and other members of the Minerals Executive Committee.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

CHALLENGES:

  • To develop new systems and processes to co-ordinate/improve upon existing accounting for Divisional HQ results, taking into account the complexity of how the HQ operates.
  • Assist DFM (and with support from Group Tax) with improving Divisional HQ recharge model to satisfy global tax and transfer pricing and maintaining/co-ordinating recharges.
  • Develop new forecast models for the Divisional HQ function cost centres / accounts
  • Assist the DFM with development and maintenance of internal divisional reports, timetables and procedures.
  • Assist DFM with improving month end, quarterly forecasting and budgeting processes within Minerals (Divisionally).
  • Ad-hoc analysis as/when required.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

Accountabilities

Measurement

 

  • Internal Divisional + Group reporting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  • Monthly reporting, Quarterly Divisional forecast and budget cycles, annual reporting cycles
 
 
 
  • Management accounting for the Divisional head office (monthly, quarterly forecast and budgets)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Assist with maintaining and establishing effective internal controls
 
  • Assistance with ad hoc projects as requested by DFM from time to time

 

  • Assist with creation and maintenance of internal divisional reports used for weekly, monthly and forecast/budget cycles.

  • Support Group finance with maintenance, development and testing of Group BI reports

  

  • Assist DFM with preparation of timetables, reports and ad-hoc analysis for internal reviews.

 

  • Accurate reporting of Divisional HO results within Divisional/Group reporting deadlines, co-ordinate with Divisional management on development of forecast and budgets.

 

  • Maintain reconciliations of HO specific balance sheet items and Fixed Asset/Capex spend

 

  • Support HO department managers in achieving their objectives – supplying performance analysis/feedback and ad hoc advice as required

  • Ensure Divisional HO ICO recharges are calculated and actioned according to timetables – including PMO SAP project team costs

 

 

 

 

 

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Essential:

  • Professional qualification (Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance)
  • Minimum post qualification experience of 2-3 years of financial or management accounting
  • Medium to Advanced Excel Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports, accounting standards and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports and procedure manuals
  • Ability to provide constructive commentary to management

Desirable:

  • Experience in working with TM1 (notably Perspectives)
  • Experience with Cognos Controller reporting tool
  • SAP experience useful
  • CPA or equivalent professional membership

Personal attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to meet demanding deadlines
  • Personal initiative to follow through tasks until completion.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

SH&E:

  • The occupant of this position is responsible for complying with all Weir Slurry Inc. policies and practices for Safety, Health & Environment
  • Comply with all SH&E statutory and system requirements in place
  • To promote a safe working culture and employee well being

Core Competencies

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

 

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments

 

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

 

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

 

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

 

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

 

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

 

Safety – Observes safety procedures and works safely; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions and participates in safety programs.

 

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.