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Valls, T, ES

Senior Finance Analyst in Business, Planning and Analysis (BP&A) for Europe and Africa E-Systems

Company Overview

Lear Corporation is ranked #179 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 257 locations in 38 countries around the globe and employs approximately 156,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange


Position Overview


Senior Finance Analyst in Business, Planning and Analysis for Europe and Africa E-Systems division.

Support on Closing, Forecast, Budget and Reporting requirements coordination and analysis for Electrical Europe & Africa Division. Identify and communicate efficiently/effectively business issues, with special focus on Sales & Operating Income, Volumes, Cash management and Divisional reporting Packages. Work actively with the different locations to improve standardization, completeness and accuracy of the information reported.


 Main Tasks Will Be:

  • Sales & OI walks consolidation and variance analysis of fincancial results (including LTA, Pricing, CTO, Performance, Economics and Launch costs schedules) to help achieve Sales & OI financial targets.
  • Volume Mix analysis and consolidation to understand the variable margin change due to the mix of different programs. Analyze if program conversions follow the right trend and cadence within quarters.
  • Program controlling with PPR (Platform Profitability Report). Review and ensure that OI margins are aligned to what we expected and quoted in APRs by product line and program. Build platform walks to identify and understand variances Year over Year and Forecast Over Forecast. 
  • Support BP&A team to understand and properly communicate FCF deviations, together with Accrued liabilities analysis and consolidation. Help achieve FCF key financial targets and ensure Balance Sheet figures are accurate and properly analyzed
  • Forecast and Close packages completion for Corporate Management
  • Attend Risk and Opportunities meetings and support on weekly P&L and FCF Assessments
  • Accurately report Restructuring actions studies and ensure 100% reporting consistency and alignment with legal requirements
  • Provide accurate information to Management requests (forecast binders, slides for finance presentations, etc.)  and other areas


To be a success in this role you must have:

  • Business background studies
  • Fluent in English
  • Four to five years of Accounting, Consulting, or Audit experience
  • Proactive attitude
  • Teamwork player