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Panasonic Financial Analyst (PENA) in Sparks, Nevada

Job Summary:

The Financial Analyst is responsible for creating forecasts, business plans, and budgets while comparing the analyzed findings to actuals. Additionally, the Analyst is expected to make suitable predictions and recommendations based on the comparisons. Furthermore, the Analyst is to perform Return on Investment analysis for planned capital expenditures to assist with prioritizing investments for Panasonic.

Essential Duties:

  • Working closely with all department managers in the preparation of annual business plans (budgets) including operating expenses, and capital investment

  • Develop a sound methodology in reviewing monthly financial results, discussing with the key departments to create a monthly financial projection and/or forecast (P&L; balance sheet and cash flow)

  • Provide reporting back to management domestic and international (Japan) regarding a comparison of actual to forecast, prior forecast and business plan

  • Review and support of complex financial and pricing models, understanding the components of our products as well as interpreting contractual arrangements

  • Additional projects and/or ad hoc analysis as requested by either CFO or the executive team

  • Support of the monthly financial close process

  • Perform ROI analysis on Lean Six Sigma improvement projects to validate benefits and ensure proper tracking


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

  • Preferred: None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions

  • Minimum of 2+ years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of SAP, Oracle, or another fully integrated ERP systems

  • Working knowledge of accrual-based accounting within a manufacturing environment

  • Understanding and interpreting complex financial analysis

  • Strong customer service skills including excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • 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

  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams

  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure

  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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 of North America.