Sr Financial Analyst
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst will serve as a critical team member of the finance group, providing financial/business support to management and business partners. This position will provide a platform for learning core fundamentals of operational finance, as well as provide opportunities for growth and development into a leadership and business partner role.  This role is part of the Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) team in Bloomfield, CT.  JVS is an Altra company.



  • Responsible for inventory accounting, including, but not limited to, scrap reporting, reconciling perpetual to general ledger, standards review & annual cost roll, reserves and weekly inventory reporting.
  • Provide financial leadership to customer value stream teams, including analysis of cost performance vs targets and trends, and reporting results to the Executive Staff.
  • Manage intercompany balances with Corporate and global JVS manufacturing locations, including monthly account reconciliation, balance sheet, and P&L reviews of JVS operating sites.
  • Fully support all month end closing activities such as corporate reporting, P&L variance analysis, vendor spend activity and travel & entertainment reporting.
  • Prepares, analyzes and makes recommendations on routine journal entries, non-routine journal entries, and account reconciliations.
  • Suggests, recommends, and implements changes to accounts, reports and administrative or data processing systems.
  • Provide support to the financial consolidation process involving three legal entities into both internal JVS and Corporate consolidation software.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to total quality and the process of continuous improvement. Identifies and responds actively and with sensitivity to the needs of all customers and is open and responsive to change.
  • Prepares financial reports in a timely and accurate manner; and completes individual analytical projects in a satisfactory manner given abstract project guidelines.
  • Assist with key financial analysis to aid in business decisions, budgeting and forecasting, and cost structure analysis.
  • Prepares and delivers monthly financial/analytical reports of business performance to management.
  • Owner of problem solving initiatives by identifying accounting problems, researching possible solutions, and presenting conclusions.
  • Leads initiatives and/or participate in teams to drive improvement with the Finance organization.



Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working knowledge of GAAP and SOX compliance.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new systems
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality concerning financial and employee files
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills – advanced in Excel. Knowledgeable with PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to demonstrate humility and commitment to continuous improvement


  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Minimum 5 years in a comparable role
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment a plus

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:  Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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