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Staff Financial Analyst

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Eden Prairie, MN, US, 55344

Company: MTS Systems

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


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:
Business partner with Test and Simulation finance team and functional business unit managers to assist in driving financial planning, forecasting, and reporting analysis. Assist in the development of process improvements, variance analysis, and monthly reports.


Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Gathers data and develops analysis that evaluate the performance and productivity of the business.

2. Develops monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reporting and analysis, both financial and operational, to drive management decision making.

3. Develop and maintain 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.

4. Support functional and business unit managers in the development of annual budgets and forecasts.

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

6. Set-up, operate and maintain planning systems and tools. Support efforts to enhance and expand system and tool capabilities.

7. Participate/lead in reporting and analysis process improvement projects, and in special analysis and reporting projects.

8. Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:
• Education & Experience - Bachelor’s degree, Accounting or Finance, Minimum 2 years of related experience

• Demonstrated ability in meeting specified objectives using technical and problem-solving skills working with minimal supervision.
• Excellent technical accounting skills and knowledge of computer based financial applications.
• Strong communication and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to accomplish broadly defined objectives with minimal direction, exercising creativity, initiative, and good business judgment


Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning software (e.g. SAP)



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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