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Senior Finance Planning and Analyst

Smiths Group
Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Finance Planning and Analyst


Asia Pacific, India, Bangalore




John Crane

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About Us

Founded in 1917, John Crane is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and engineering of mission critical flow control solutions for increased efficiency, emission reductions and energy transformation. Our products include mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 global sites in over 50 countries employing more than 6,000 employees worldwide. We partner with our customers and help them meet the latest environmental standards and keep their operations safe and controlled.

John Crane is part of Smiths Group, For over 170 years, Smiths has been improving our world through smarter engineering. Our technology benefits millions of people every day - making travel safer, supporting sustainable energy transition, efficiently heating, cooling our homes, and helping our world stay connected.

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Under the guidance of Financial Controller and Finance Manager, the role will lead the Financial Planning & Analysis activities for Sales and Aftermarket pillar which includes, but not limited to the following
  • Conduct GL reviews for overheads & Other costs based on trend analysis to spot any sharp increases or decreases and investigate reasons for variance
  • Bi-weekly forecast and weekly actual reporting of Orders and Sales
  • Monthly Profit and Loss variance analysis & Monthly Sales variance analysis
  • Financial analysis of high value projects (SR1/SR2) rolling forecasts and actuals
  • Preparation of annual budgets, presentation packs, followed by quarterly rolling forecasts
  • Collaboration with AR accountant on Customer cash collection
  • Preparation of AR Overdue performance report
  • Support month end close process, including balance sheet reconciliation, monthly balance sheet review, minimum controls submission
  • Participate / lead process improvements and system enhancement
  • Promptly respond to any ad-hoc information needs from Divisional, Regional and Local commercial teams
  • Actively participate in testing and support timely closures of any open points with internal & external auditors for relevant areas

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities -
  • Result submission
  • Profit and loss analysis and Balance sheet review
  • Product line Sales and Margin Review
  • Forecasting and Budgeting
  • Project cost review
  • Credit control performance
  • Internal Controls.
  • Timely and accurate submission of results and monthly reporting
  • In-depth financial analysis to support the business decisions
  • Strong credit control to support cash collections
  • Effective Internal controls

The Individual

Skills and Experience -
  • Experience - B.Com. / MBA with Minimum 6 years
  • Good communication Advanced Excel skill is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP or other major ERP system Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Strong business sense and change management skills.
  • High degree of independence
  • Team player with excellent people skills.
  • Reports to - Financial Controller
  • Subordinate workforce - None
  • Key relationships - Customer Ops., Sales, Service Centre, Engg., Intercompany

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

At no time during the hiring process will John Crane, Smiths Group nor any of our recruitment partners ever request payment to enable participation - including, but not limited to, interviews or testing. Avoid fraudulent requests by applying jobs directly through our career's website (Careers - John Crane)

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