Business and Operations Analyst in Lancaster, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of an Business and Operations Analyst to join our Global Rolled Product (GRP Operations business unit in Lancaster, PA).

Lancaster Works specializes in aluminum sheet and cast plate. At our 1.3 million square-foot plant, we offer a variety of products--from painted sheet to blanked products. What we produce here is found in a wide assortment of end products, such as truck cabs, cookware and construction materials. We also produce brazing sheet used by auto manufacturers to make evaporator and condenser components. Another capability, for which we are well known, is the production of machined cast plate used in a number of diverse products, ranging from robotics to medical instruments.

The Business and Operations Analyst will execute critical business analysis and financial plans for the plant and business operations and for the manufacturing and marketing leaders of our business. The analysis must be accurate and timely with adequate options and sensitivity to drive key business and financial decisions.

The holder of this position prepares monthly journal entries from worksheets, maintains daily records for inventory elements, performs monthly reconciliations related to inventory and cost accounting.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Actively participates in executing and reporting progress against both tactical and strategic direction for the operation including financial and non-financial metrics;
  • Assist in developing monthly forecast and annual operating plan for location;
  • Provides financial analysis and alternative for marketing on setting prices and driving the richest product mix for the location;
  • Maintain financial and cost control systems to provide accurate and timely information;
  • Perform monthly reconciliation between Oracle and the AS400 system and prepare adjusting journal entries to book to the general ledger;
  • Incumbent supports preparation of Arconic's Self-Assessment Tool;
  • Prepares monthly journal entries from worksheets, maintains daily records for inventory elements, performs monthly reconciliations related to inventory and cost accounting;
  • Perform metal receiving functions along with maintain accurate daily records for all metal receipts to reconcile the activity to inventory reporting and billings and book the necessary journal entries to record the metal receipt activity, which includes the appropriate cost variances (purchase price variances) for this activity;
  • Participates in the budgeting and reporting process.

Financial Impact:
  • Position must exert control over assets, revenues, purchases, capital, and operating budgets of the Lancaster and Texarkana locations.
Critical Competencies:
  • Forward Thinking-Foreseeing and taking action to deal with future events, problems and opportunities;
  • Collaboration-Sharing information and responsibility for results through building strong, positive business relationships;
  • Ability to act as a Finance Business Partner to Operations departments;
  • Getting Organizational Support-Using the influence process effectively to get things done;
  • Attention to Detail-Making sure that work is done correctly, completely and to the highest standard;
  • Problem Solving - recognizing and anticipating problems and opportunities for improving financial information, decision making data, systems [both manual and automated] and internal control environment.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution;
  • 2+ years’ experience;
  • Computer skills (software programs including Word, Excel and Access) and practical knowledge of calculators;
  • Understanding of computerized reporting systems, query tools, and internal control.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using querying, database, and spreadsheet software;
  • Forecasting, planning and accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.