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Financial Analyst

Sierra Instruments

Financial Analyst

Monterey, CA +2 locations
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description


    POSITION OVERVIEW: The Financial Analyst is responsible for reporting and analysis on the company’s operations, including daily and monthly reporting, forecasting/budgeting, variance analysis, and inventory analysis and valuation. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide timely, relevant, and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the business unit’s performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted, and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan. Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement, and changes in financial position/budget variance analysis Responsible for day-to-day general ledger accounting and reconciliation, financial reporting, and analysis for assigned functional areas. Compile and analyze financial information for the business unit to determine standard costs, perform variance analysis between actual and standard costs Support strategic planning and budgeting process Monitor, analyze, and report on inventory valuation and production costs Analyze data to ensure proper accounting procedures have been followed Prepare sales and marketing financial analysis Identify and communicate useful information to provide practical business leadership to drive business decision making across the company Provide ad-hoc financial analyses as needed Support M&A activity, including due diligence and integration as needed Communicating with colleagues at various business units to resolve issues, advise on discrepancies and follow through with appropriate action Involved in implementing changes to continually improve processes, support standardization, and effectiveness Support external audit procedures


    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to successfully handle multiple concurrent tasks
    • Ability to meet deadlines and to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for dealing with all levels of staff, customers, suppliers, and operations
    • Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented


    • BS in Accounting or Finance, Master’s or MBA preferred
    • 2 - 5 years of progressive accounting/finance experience
    • Public accounting, with manufacturing exposure, preferred

    TRAITS: Ability to uphold the company’s mission and vision. Must be accurate and pay attention to details. Willing to take on tasks as directed. Willing to take initiative when appropriate. Willing to be flexible as needed. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, cheerful, thrifty, and respectful. COMPUTER SKILLS:

    • Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint
    • Epicor 10 (ERP System), preferred


    Company Description

    Across Sierra's two divisions, flow measurement and automotive test, striving for the ultimate in accurate and repeatable measurement and control is the name of the game. In everything we do, we challenge the status quo and thrill in doing the “never before possible” to continually push our technologies and solutions to the next level.

  • Locations
    Monterey, CA • Santa Cruz, CA • Watsonville, CA