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Sr. Financial Analyst in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 5/20/2022

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    Queens, NY
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Job Description

Overview: The Senior Financial Analyst will assist in the consolidation and reporting of divisional financial results, ensure the integrity of the accounting information by recording, verifying, and reconciling financial data, will work with the finance team and other business owners to identify opportunities to streamline and automate our financial processes, and will participate in various special projects, including supporting the corporate finance team with research and implementation of new accounting standards.


The expectation is that the individual in this role will be eligible to participate in the Company’s job rotation program within operations finance/accounting.


Company: Standard Motor Products, Inc. ($1 billion, global, NYSE manufacturer/distributor of automotive replacement parts) located in Long Island City, NY


Primary Activities:  Primary responsibilities of the position would include:

  • Participate in the monthly and quarterly close processes, including the consolidation and preparation of divisional financial statement schedules, review of certain balance sheet accounts and reconciliations.
  • Key member of our finance automation team which is focused on identifying opportunities to further enhance, streamline and automate our financial processes to deliver timely information to management.
  • Work with finance team to design and implement process improvements by leveraging our internal system capabilities, such as utilizing Business Intelligence Tool and Adaptive Planning to automate customer profitability reporting and to streamline accrual calculations.
  • Assist with the annual audit process, including the coordination with the Company’s financial team and internal/external auditors.
  • Participation in various special projects, including cross-functional projects with business owners, the information technology group, and senior management.
  • Assist in the determination of proper accounting, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, for complex and non-recurring transactions including acquisitions, plant shutdowns and restructuring, and implementation of newly issued accounting standards, etc.

Job Requirements

Experience & Skills:  To function as the Senior Financial Analyst the following experience and skills are

  • CPA with approximately 4-6 years accounting/finance experience. Prior experience with a “Big 4” accounting firm a plus.
  • Experience with/knowledge of public company reporting requirements and generally accepted accounting standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Blackline or other similar automation tools a plus.
  • Capable of working as a team player and comfortable being part of a “hands on” team of professionals. Strong work ethic a must.
  • Ability to exercise proper judgment with above average analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.