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Senior Financial Analyst

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose of Position

The Timken Company’s Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team leads the global forecasting process and management reporting and analysis across the organization. In addition, FP&A provides analytics for management insight and decision support. This role is key to all major FP&A processes and functions including the monthly financial forecast, annual budgeting process, variance analysis, and value-based decision making. The role provides support to senior management including preparing board presentations, financial presentations, investment analysis, new business opportunities, and other projects requested by senior management.  As a lead analyst, this individual is recognized as a subject matter expert in elements of the forecast and reporting as well as specific systems.  This position reports to the Assistant Controller & GM – FP&A.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Analyze trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales and S&A.
  • Participate in developing solutions for improved forecast modeling.
  • Prepare quarterly and monthly financial reporting
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Supporting the senior management team and department leads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to senior management team
  • Interface with finance managers around the world to ensure accurate reporting, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Conduct forecast reviews of P&L and balance sheet recommending adjustments to align the
  • forecast.

  • Other ad hoc reporting and analysis as necessary to support the organization.


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong analytical skills for variance/root cause analysis
  • Strong communications and team skills
  • Strong business understanding
  • Strong strategic thinking
  • Hyperion Planning or OneStream expertise
  • SAP or similar ERP expertise
  • PowerBI or Tableau or QlikView or R experience
  • SAP BW/BI or similar data warehouse
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Data Analytics with at least 7 years' relevant experience. Experience with a global manufacturing company is preferred.
  • Master’s degree in M.B.A., Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Data Analyitics with 5 yeaers' relevant experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Position level will be dependent upon years of qualified, relevant experience and education.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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