Lead Finance, Product Costing - Remote

Location: 

Remote, WI, US

 

Auto req ID: 23505  
Title: Lead Finance, Product Costing - Remote  
Job Function: Finance  
Location: Remote 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company  
Full or Part-Time: Full Time  

 

Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., offers a wide range of financial products and services to motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley-Davidson dealerships. Products available to consumers include financing on motorcycles, MotorClothes™, and parts and accessories; cycle insurance; and extended service plans for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.

 

You’ll play a pivotal role in helping us create the company we want to be. And for our employees and H-D community it’s done through being fair, honest, positive and creative. This isn’t just any company. And yours isn’t just any career. It’s part of your story. Ride with us and make it legendary.

 

We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.

 

This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work. Remote employees are expected to have a dedicated, quiet and distraction-free work space and an internet connection that’s sufficient for completing their job remotely.

Job Summary

This position leads the financial guidance, direction and analytical support for all Global Costing inputs, reporting directly to the Global Costing Manager.  It provides comprehensive financial support and analysis along with proactive recommendations for continuous improvements, decision making and corrections when needed. This position partners with Plant and Supply Chain Finance to inform multiple levels of the organization on costing drivers to help inform margin analytics.  This position will act as a hands on player-coach in the costing space which will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop into a highly valuable asset to the company, leading to potential promotional opportunities in the future.

Job Responsibilities

•    Responsible for being the subject material expert of all things costing at Harley-Davidson.  Includes educating team members and stakeholders throughout the business on accurate data interpretation.
•    Provide support on many day-to-day ad-hoc requests from Senior Leadership and other business partners.
•    Participate in and oversee the accuracy of standard cost setting within our plants and across purchased components.
•    Lead the development and assist in the preparation of all budgets and forecasts for product cost related areas based on the financial planning calendar.  This includes heavy involvement with the plants and procurement spaces with special focus on creating accurate absorption rates by area.
•    Lead the annual standard costing activities by managing timelines, defining prerequisite activities and tracking overall progress from start to finish.
•    Ownership of internal transfer pricing inputs for motorcycle sales.
•    Lead the monthly preparation of and assist with enhancements to the company’s global inventory reporting packages.
•    Provide monthly financial support to the business: Assure all standard cost variances are recording correctly, analyze actual vs budget standard cost variances to monitor the accuracy of our inventory valuation and record month end journal entries/accruals.
•    Train new analysts and managers throughout area of responsibility and provide any necessary guidance and direction.
•    Assume leadership responsibility as necessary, including being an advocate for new ideas and serving as an example for coworkers.
 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Education Specifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field is Required. A CPA or equivalent is desired.

Experience Requirements

Required
•    The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years related work, specifically in the standard costing and plant finance space.
•    Personnel management/leadership experience is desired but not required.  This role requires the ability to influence and educate others through clear and confident communication.
•    Proven knowledge and experience with standard costing concepts, specifically around Absorption, Burden Rate Setting and reviewing system results for accuracy.
•    Experience and understanding of how to read and interpret BOMs and Routings in regards to costing results.
•    Strong skills in the use of excel spreadsheets and ERP systems for the purpose of analysis, data extraction and financial modeling.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and skills necessary to communicate with all levels of management.
•    Self-motivated and a self-starter continuously looking for process improvements.
•    Strong attention to detail while maintaining the broader, analytical perspective
•    Excellent organizational skills – ability to balance multiple tasks under time constraints.

Preferred
•     SAP & BPC experience is preferred.
•     Automotive or consumer products industry costing experience would be a great benefit.
•     Strong attention to detail and a hunger to learn and grow will be key success attributes for the desired candidate.
 


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.
 

The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.

 

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


 
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


 Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Pay Range: $98,600-152,900
 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 

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