Sr Financial Analyst


Latrobe, PA, US, 15650

On-site or Remote:  Hybrid
REQ ID:  45074

About Kennametal

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace and defense, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

Location: Latrobe, PA or Pittsburgh, PA (hybrid schedule)



Job Summary:

The Sr. Financial Analyst supports the Americas Manufacturing team in providing financial information and analysis.  This role works with all areas of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the business and is intended to be a support to the Director of Finance, Americas Manufacturing.  The Sr. Financial Analyst works with manufacturing operations to accurately forecast financial results, drive data-driven decisions and provide support on special projects. Performs various financial reporting and forecasting analyses in the areas of profit planning, cost containment, capital expenditures, and other areas.


Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Prepare detailed analysis of operational, financial and trend data; provide actionable information
  • Monitor key financial metrics including root cause analysis and presentation of detailed explanations to Business Leaders
  • Effectively communicate financial results to non-financial professionals and foster collaboration between departments
  • Track initiatives that support the business in achieving its strategic objectives
  • Set timetables and drive adherence to key financial processes and ensure that key inputs are considered
  • Support Business Leadership in the preparation of the annual budget and achievement of project initiatives, capital spending allocation and various projects
  • Provide analytics for labor and other benchmarking activities
  • Actively participate in month end financial closing and reporting
  • Drive business process improvements
  • Respond to customers in a timely fashion
  • Partner with peers to share ideas and collaborate on ways to improve financial processes
  • Ensure compliance with all financial policies and generally accepted accounting principles


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates

  • Bachelor degree in related field required; Finance or Accounting preferred
  • 5 to 8 years related finance experience, preferably in manufacturing
  • Excellent attention to detail, customer service orientation and timely follow through
  • Strong analytical skills (ability to recognize and resolve issues)
  • High energy and self-motivated person
  • Capable of being a self-starter in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in SAP is preferred, but not required

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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