Sr. Financial Analyst

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544

Who We Are:

Challenge’s mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners. As a leading tier 1 supplier of complex metal assemblies for the global automotive industry, we drive innovative solutions for future mobility. We believe the best ideas come from individual unique perspectives. These ideas combined with the teamwork of industry leaders allow us to accomplish any challenge. Our team members take pride in the work we do and embody our core values of safety, ownership, and teamwork every day; they are the true driving force in our operations.

Challenge is proud to be one of the largest employee-owned automotive companies in North America. One of the many benefits of joining the Challenge team is the ESOP program. This program allows Challenge to give shares of the Company to all employee-owners annually. These shares are an additional retirement benefit that will continue to grow during your time at Challenge. Being part of an ESOP means our employee-owners share in Challenge’s success!

Challenge is #QualityDriven and #PeoplePowered!

Who We Want:

We are looking for highly skilled Sr Financial Planning & Analysis Associate to join our finance team. The Financial Planning & Analysis Associate will be responsible for analyzing financial data, creating forecasts, and providing recommendations to senior management on ways to improve the company's financial performance. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of financial analysis, strong analytical skills, and excellent communication skills.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for providing critical information regarding operational performance for the Company’s production facilities. 
  • Responsible for financial reporting at the plant level, as well as certain corporate journal entries and business forecasting and planning. 

When and Where:

This will be a 830AM-5PM M-F position located at our Corporate Office in Walker, MI.

What You Need to Have:

  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred in Finance, Accounting or related field 
  • 3-5 years experience in a finance or accounting role 
  • Public accounting experience is preferred 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Critical Evaluation:  Use an objective and balanced approach toward analysis and decision making
  • Detail-oriented and analytical
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of financial statements, variance analyses and budgeting
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to finance and non-finance groups
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 1-3 years of experience with increasing responsibility
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. 


What We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, company-paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, Referral Bonus Program, Challenge Incentive Program, and paid time off.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.