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Alcoa Massena, NY 13662, USA
Mar 25, 2017
Financial Analyst+ Massena, NY+ Full-timeCompany DescriptionAlcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment.Job DescriptionWest Plant - A fully integrated aluminum production facility consisting of a Smelter and a Casthouse. The smelter has operating costs of approx. $160 million dollars per year. The smelter contains a potline of 198 operating pots producing 287 million pounds annually, pot repair operations, and a carbon plant with green, baked, and anode assembly operations. The hourly employees are represented by the United Steel Workers of America union.Massena West Smelter impacts about 370 employees. In addition, the incumbent's recommendations and functional direction contributes to the Operation's annual total expenditures of $500MM dollars cost and $180 MM. dollars in capital assets, as well as insuring optimum and fair utilization of the Operation's asset utilization, profitability, and internal controls in order to meet its financial/non-financial objectives and milestones. This position is accountable for coordinating and providing a broad range of financial and operational analysis activities for the Massena West from a Financial Accounting & analysis perspective. Primarily, this position is accountable for:Financial Accounting Activities:+ Responsible for open/close of Oracle RTP Organizations.+ Designated Accounting Liaison for Utilities at West. Maintains a strong understanding of the reporting and invoicing for both Power and Natural Gas.+ Processes various vendor invoices.+ Conducts/prepares West Plant LIFO analysis.+ Prepares monthly closing reports.+ Performs monthly Account Reconciliations.Financial Analysis Activities:+ Developing, analyzing, and managing financial cost control systems and procedures to provide timely and innovative product cost and performance measurement indices.+ Providing spending trend analysis, margin analyses, cash flow, profitability, forecasting, and financial recommendations to assist in the optimal management of the Smelter.+ Coordinating, analyzing, and consolidating financial data requirements Massena West with the management. This also includes assisting in strategic analysis and developing financial plans for various smelting depts. (annual financial plan – budgets/allocations/etc.)+ Managing and reporting all physical inventories and providing month-end closing and assisting in the analysis of results for Aluminum BU and location.+ Provide accurate, timely cost and other non-financial statistical information/data support including monthly reports.+ Monthly forecasting including consumption and operating expenses, and balance sheet data.+ Internal/SOX audit responsibilities including ASAT preparation and Compliance for FBP.JOB DIMENSIONS AND SPECIALIZATIONS:+ Plans, develops, and implements cost and financial control systems which increase the effectiveness of the operations. This includes the promotion of process efficiency and the elimination of double handling efforts in account closing activities.+ Actively engages in timely analyses of actual performance utilizing innovative problem identification (like trend analysis) and solving approaches to recommend necessary and proactive guidelines for improving overall performance.+ Initiates and participates in special analyses and studies of major importance in plant performance, plant equipment changes, cost trade-offs, investment decisions, manpower issue support.+ Evaluates, recommends, and coordinates the implementation of improvements in local accounting systems and policies and procedures within the framework of Company policy and under the direction of the Financial Manager.+ Coordinates the Smelting physical inventory and insures that procedures are in place to maintain internal control.+ Assists in creating the locations financial and operating plans.+ Directs the carrying out of policies as established by the Company, Business Unit Controller or Location Controller.+ Continual evaluation and improvement to simplify product costing, budgeting, inventory and data tracking systems for reliability and management application purposes.+ May assist and provide the general Smelting informational and administrative needs. These include the functions of data and chart preparation, cost and non-financial information and data support systems, asset/capital and RFA justification analysis and spending/planning, and related product/waste shipping.+ Provide accurate, timely cost and other non-financial statistical information/data support including monthly reports.+ Monthly forecasting of consumption and operating expenses, and balance sheet data.+ Internal/SOX audit responsibilities including ASAT preparation and STARS Compliance for FBP.QualificationsBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:+ Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.+ Minimum of five (5) years in increasingly more responsible accounting or financial assignments.+ Authorized to work in the United States.+ Sponsorship is not available for this position.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:+ Certification as a Certified Public Accountant and/or a Certified Management Accountant. + Advanced degree. + In-depth knowledge of Alcoa’s Accounting policies, practices, procedures, & systems. + Proven supervisory, leadership and human relations skills.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.EEO:The incumbent shall take such steps as are necessary to assure that all employment practices under his/her control, including hiring, firing, promotions, demotions and discipline, are conducted in a nondiscriminatory fashion and without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical disability. The incumbent shall endeavor to remain generally abreast of local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing equal employment opportunity practices.SAFETY:The incumbent recognizes that accident prevention is equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, and cost control and accepts the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among fellow employees.