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Finance Manager- PECNA

REQ: REQ-144770 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

The Finance Manager’s responsibilities are to oversee the Finance activities for PECNA which include, but are not limited to, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), financial reporting, treasury management and banking transactions. The Manager will be responsible for understanding, interpreting, and predicting all financial activities within PECNA.   Those activities include overseeing the development of the annual business plan, conducting the monthly financial forecast, presenting the monthly financial results, and establishing financial KPI’s which PECNA will be held accountable to.  Additional activities include working with Cost Accounting to understand Standard Costs, working with the Operations team to understand the manufacturing costs addressing deviations from plan and daily cash management transactions and reporting.  The successful candidate for this position will report directly to our Sr. Director of Finance and play an instrumental role in the financial future of the company.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage the FP&A process to ensure proper perspective on the long-term and short-term financial outlook of PECNA with appropriate countermeasures implemented to address any risks to achieving corporate objectives including midterm planning, annual business planning, monthly forecasting activities, and variance explanations
  • Create internal policies and standard work documents for all areas within the Finance organization
  • Establish standard controls and procedures for all key activities such as those listed above
  • Develop monthly and quarterly management reporting package for senior leadership
  • Develop the financial dashboard (scorecard) highlighting critical KPI’s for senior leadership
  • Manage treasury functions and reporting
  • Provide guidance to Operations on impact of decisions being made with financial implications
  • Evaluate new solutions to expand FP&A model beyond Excel
  • Conduct the monthly financial overview with leadership members, explaining financial position and key metrics to business success
  • Maintain, review, and communicate cost center expenses in conjunction with Accounting Team, ensuring proper documentation and system entries
  • Work closely and collaboratively across multi-department teams
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and members of other departments
  • Ability to use reasoning to solve problems that may arise
  • Utilize established resources to complete work efficiently and effectively
  • Timeliness and accuracy of work is important

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees’, wearing PPE is a possibility and includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics 
  • Preferred: Advanced degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of direct experience in FP&A with focus on executive reporting
  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Working knowledge of accrual-based accounting within a manufacturing environment
  • Able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Interprets procedures and governmental regulations
  • Capable of handling confidential information in a responsible manner
  • Responds to inquiries from operations managers, production control, finance in a timely manner
  • Flexibility and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Highly organized and able to follow a systematic method of performing a task
  • Ability to collaborate and form teams for projects and standard work
  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of S4 Hana

Preferred License(s):

Preferred Certification(s):

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required


About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-144770 Finance

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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