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Sr Financial Analyst

Date: Nov 5, 2020

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



Primary Objective:
The emphasis of this role will be partnering with business management to drive achievement of financial goals through planning, forecasting, reporting, and analysis.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1.    Develop and deliver reporting and analysis to drive functional management decision making and performance measurement.

2.    Support the accountabilities of the Finance Manager for financial planning and analysis, including:

  • Monitoring and administering the financial status of customer orders and related projects, including detailed revenue and cost plans, project and order risk assessment and coverage, and recommendations for reserves and contingencies.
  • Developing and maintaining unit revenue, margin, and direct expense projections in concert with the overall sector forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Support functional owners with departmental expense budgeting processes, and the financial aspects of strategic business planning as part of the overall sector and unit budgeting and planning processes.
  • Special projects as assigned

3.    Develop methods and tools to support financial data collection, performance modeling, statistical analysis, and complex reporting.  

4.    Support Test Leadership & Finance Manager with financial planning activities, including annual budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning.

  • Implement, utilize, and maintain planning systems and tools.  Lead system and tool enhancement projects.
  • Develop and execute process schedules, formats, templates and outputs.

5.    Establish, maintain, and monitor adequate internal controls including procedures, documentation, and processes to ensure the integrity of the financial information and compliance with U.S. GAAP and Company policies and procedures.


  • Bachelors degree in Business (Accounting or Finance emphasis).  MBA, CPA, CMA a plus.

  • Five plus years (three with MBA or CPA) increasingly complex experience in management reporting, analysis, and accounting.  

  • Strong communication and time management skills

MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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