Senior Financial Analyst

REQ: WB7451 Finance

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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About PAC:
Who We Are: Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment to new heights. We’re the world’s leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow airborne passengers to get their fix of live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We make traveling on airplanes more exciting!

What We Value:
As an organization, we value people who are motivated and driven. We value a collaborative work environment that enhances careers and positively impacts society. We value our diverse work culture committed to delivering products and achieving high results. Seeing our products bring delight to others is just one way we measure success.

Why You Should Join:
A job is only part of what we offer. See how you can flourish in a career while getting the support and resources from some of the most talented people in the industry. You will work on technology that makes traveling the world that much better. Lastly, you will be rewarded with world class benefits and competitive wages. Come aboard, we’ve been expecting you!


Financial Planning and Analysis including budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.  Financial advisor to business partner. Decision Support and review of all expenditure requests including Capital.


Financial Planning & Reporting:

  • Decision Support for business units and financial management.
  • Budgeting and forecasting of business unit financials (PL, BS and CF).
  • Establish and evaluate financial metrics for deeper analysis.
  • Prepare and present monthly expenditures incurred against plan and forecasts and provide recommendations on how to control or reduce spending and accelerate revenues.
  • Coordinate between Fixed Asset Accountant and business unit managers to properly account and classify capital expenditures.
  • Prepares financial and business related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, and investments.
  • Prepares consolidated forecasts and budgets and analyzes trends and/or variances in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.


Financial Management:

  • Pro-active financial management.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to market and economic conditions.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives and business metrics development
  • Act in a lead role for other analysts
  • Independently manage department finance while interacting with HQ and other department managers.
  • Develop concepts and models for general management improvement e.g. project reporting guidelines, cost cutting evaluation etc.


Other Duties:

  • Utilize a decision support tool for management.
  • Provide first point of contact for Finance issues for the business unit.
  • Ad hoc analysis as required.
  • Promote continuous improvement and innovative thinking.
  • Support Senior Management in business analysis and strategic initiatives
  • Attendance and contribution to business unit meetings & finance conference calls.



  • Ability to adjust and adapt to market and economic conditions.
  • Excellent communications (written and verbal) skills with finance staff, local group staff and customers.
  • Having a wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other technical positions.
  • Ability to think innovatively and proactively.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and SOX compliance.
  • Advanced MS Office knowledge in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Cognos planning and reporting preferred.



  • B.A. or B.S. degree in accounting or finance required. 
  • Certification preferred.
  • 6+ years of advanced financial analysis/planning/accounting




Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. 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. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.



REQ: WB7451 Finance

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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