Volvo Group Financial Analyst - Cost Accountant in Plattsburgh, New York

The financial analyst role at Prevost Car | Nova Bus Plattsburgh is a combined function to support the Cost Accounting Manager Financial Analysis and Bids engaged in the costing of vehicles 50% of the time ; and the Plattsburgh Plant Controller in support of activities related to operating budget, monthly forecasting of the Plattsburgh factory 50% of the time. Some travel to Canada may be required.

The selected candidate will work in Plattsburgh and will report to the Plant Controller.

Responsibilities - Cost Accounting & Bids (75% of activity)

  • Determine vehicle cost and customer change orders cost depending on the financial specifications of Canadian and American bids

  • Sit on the bids committee and present sales price proposals to management

  • Analyze the bid from financial risks and opportunities perspective, prepare and present recommendations to the management team

  • Determine bond and insurance needs for contracts with bids submitted and monitor on a monthly basis

  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts and annual budgets for the cost of sales and variance to standard accounts

  • Monitor contract cost and explain variances vs. bid and vs. budget and forecast

  • Assist in customer costing audits

Responsibilities – Site Controlling (25% of activity)

  • Assist in the preparation, consolidation and communication of the annual operating budget and monthly forecasts of the financial statements for Plattsburgh divisions and implement required actions to help reach financial objectives

  • Support the business partner for the manufacturing sector of the Plattsburgh factory, perform analysis and support cross-functional teams in defining actions and opportunities to reach their efficiency objectives

  • Assist in the preparation of detailed analyses of the manufacturing cost and variances and propose improvement suggestions

  • Assist in the monitoring of progress and results of the manufacturing efficiency program, link with financial forecast and implement the actions required to reach targeted results

  • Support the production of financial analyses linked with various operational scenarios and proposal of relevant recommendations to support decision making

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly reports and dashboard on financial performance, explaining results and actions needed

  • Support the implementation continuous improvement projects for the Finance department and the company in order to optimize operating and financial processes

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration

  • Professional accounting designation: CPA or CMA

  • Experience in developing standard cost

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing company

  • Experience in large corporations and multi-site environments

  • Thorough knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Knowledge of an MRP system, an asset

  • Strong sense of planning and organization

  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

  • Enthusiastic team player

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Buses , is driven by a purpose to ensure that millions of people reach their travel destination every day. Reliably, safely and with respect for the environment. We want to make a difference, being pioneers of sustainable transport solutions of the future. We want to be there for our customers providing uptime and reliability, all over the world every day. Volvo Buses is leading the biggest technology shift in public transport in decades with our electromobility offer. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Volvo Buses


New York



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Travel Required (Maximum)


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Finance & Control