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Financial Analyst


Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 23395 Shanghai, China



  • Always supports the Finance Controller of  ZASS
  • Establishes and owns the mechanism, including but not limited to:
  • Product costing process, including standard cost set up and product cost maintenance
  • Accrual management process, including pricing / warranty / other accrual management
  • Key cost element control process
  • Establishes and owns the following monthly review mechanism:
  • PPV performance – material prices compared to target, analysis of key issues, variance analysis and follow-up.
  • Material cost matrix – a monthly reporting showing how the general ledger total materials cost is split into different finished goods part numbers by key cost elements such as pure BOM, freight, duty, VAT and exceptional variances.
  • Pricing performance – tracking pricing performance by customer and impact on business.
  • Capex spending performance – monitoring the progress of capex spending
  • Supports inputs collection and preparation for the monthly rolling forecast exercises.
  • Variance analysis and follow-up, eg cost center analysis on account line level and headcount analysis compared to plan.
  • Supports input collection and preparation for the operational review and annual budget / long-range plan development.
  • Special cost reduction programs such as utilities savings, etc.
  • Supports Pre- and Post-calculations of products with respect to unit factory cost variances ie MACS and COGNOS.
  • Facilitates and supports detailed and explainable factory capacity planning (from available days to uptime to cycle time to maximum outputs) within a 5-year horizon.
  • Supports in preparation of business cases (inputs, feasibility and payback).
  • Develops and monitors external operational performance benchmarks.
  • Product/customer profitability reporting and analysis – support margin management in the marketing/sales team.
  • Ad hoc scenario building/modeling in support of decision making on the management team level.
  • Supports any ad hoc requirements by the management team.


  • Educational: Relevant undergraduate degree from a good university.  Postgraduate or    CPA/CIMA/ACCA is a plus.
  • Experience: Min. 5 years experience in a multinational.
  • Excellent experience on MS Excel and ERP.
  • Automotive manufacturing experience is a plus.



Be part of our ZF team as Financial Analyst and apply now!


Mingyuan Ye

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