Johnson Electric Financial Analyst in Plymouth, Michigan

Johnson Electric (JE) is excited to announce that we are now recruiting for a Financial Analyst for Plymouth, MI location. The purpose of this position is to support finance management in providing and interpreting financial information to the leadership and management of the organization. The objective is to promote good decision making and improve profitability. The Financial Analyst coordinates compliance with budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and standard costing for North American entities / companies and Johnson Electric HQ.

This function is critical to effective communication between North America and Hong Kong, and between North America and Europe. The Financial Analyst must understand the Operations and Functional aspects of the business as well as the Accounting processes and procedures


  • To be a key part of the financial analysis team in providing critical, pertinent, timely, accurate, and actionable information, used to run the business and mitigate risk. This will involve both small and large ad hoc tasks or projects. Timeliness and accuracy is critical.

  • Responsibility for monthly reporting. Such reporting to include not just report creation, but identified actions required to improve performance. Follow through action points to ensure they are completed, implemented, and results measured.

  • Work with Senior Financial Analyst to create accurate costs for quotes, understanding gaps between current condition and "expected" condition, then following up on actions identified to achieve "expected" condition.

  • Assist in the Coordination of the budget process of all NA companies to ensure compliance with regional and JEHQ budget requirements. Play a critical role in the support of Mexico local management to own the budget with defined plans to achieve published numbers.

  • Detail analytical support for local, regional, and JEHQ management including Business Units. Help site and regional functional leaders in their monthly variance analysis.

  • Work with Senior Financial Analyst to improve costing within region.

  • Participate in creation, validation and communication of monthly site forecasts, and periodic BU forecasts.

  • Other tasks / requests as identified by Finance Management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including high level excel skills

  • Strong accounting, especially cost accounting. Ideally having experience of variance analysis, and being able to easily understand and communicate rate vrs use variances and the drivers of fixed or variable overheads

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting

  • Ability to link operational activities to P&L or B/S impact, and to communicate clearly to non financial people

  • Ability to navigate multiple ERP's, Lotus Notes databases, Cognos databases (e.g. see-through database, other BI, Cognos Controller, TM1) and

  • CPA / CMA / CGMA a plus

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • 2+ years of experience in a Manufacturing company


JE offers talented employees exceptional opportunities to learn and grow professionally with rewarding careers. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, prescription plan, vision, disability coverage, life insurance coverage, 401K match, and holiday/vacation benefits.

About Us:

Johnson Electric is a global leader in motion products, control systems and flexible interconnects. We serve a broad range of industries including automotive, building automation and security, business machines, defense and aerospace, food and beverage, home technologies, HVAC, industrial equipment, medical devices, personal care, power equipment and power tools.

Established in 1959, Johnson Electric ships its products to more than 30 countries for use in hundreds of different product applications. Innovation and product design centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, France, Canada, UK and USA. We employ more than 40,000 employees and subcontract workers in over 23 countries.