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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      August 11,2021
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    A Career at HARMAN

    As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

    Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The market we are leading in, is fast paced, fun and dynamic.

    You will work with the biggest brands within Lifestyle Audio: JBL, Harman/Kardon and AKG. Our headphones, portable speakers and home entertainment systems will become your area of expertise. In this “work hard, play hard” environment you will join our Finance department based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in the position of:

    Financial Business Analyst – Sales & Margin

    About the Role:
    As a Business Analyst – Sales & Margin, you will work closely together with the Sales and Margin team. You will report into the Manager Business Analysis. You understand the business and the detailed processes to be able to provide insights and propose and initiate improvements, in alignment with the company’s objectives and responsibility area within EMEA. You will optimize processes and improve management information.

    Main tasks relate to the Financial and Business Analysis, Monthly Financial Close, Annual Budget cycle, Forecast process, Management Reporting, Inventory Control, Process and Risk Control.

    What You Will Do:
    Support the Sales & Margin team and liaise with stakeholders in order to come up with accurate sales & margin forecasting and insightful analysis.

    Analyze the data and flag risks and opportunities in the business.

    Partner with the business by providing insights but also to challenge results where needed.

    Analyze variation from forecast, prior and budget to provide accurate explanations for variances and support Sales director and EMEA management in determining countermeasures.

    Responsible for consolidating forecasts of the different countries in EMEA.

    Monthly reporting process to Global Finance; provide financial close support and ensuring timely reporting in consolidation system.

    Providing timely, accurate management information to the stakeholders.

    Provides standard and ad hoc reporting and analysis on all aspects of the business, on request and unsolicited.

    Participates in business improvement projects.

    Maintenance & compliance with procedures and looking for process improvements.

    Analyzes variances on purchase prices and takes responsibility of the monthly forecast cycle.

    What You Need:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Accounting or equivalent;

    At least 2-5 years of relevant experience in an international controlling function;

    Knowledge and experience with Sales & Margin;

    Financial and business acumen;

    Being able to work well with deadlines and deliver results under pressure;

    Knows how to deal with ambiguity;

    Proactive and critical mind-set;

    Ability to work effectively in commercial environment;

    Experienced in Microsoft Office (especially Excel);

    Knowledge and experience in ERP systems;

    Living in the Netherlands;

    Fluency in English.

    What is Nice to Have:
    Master’s Degree in Finance & Accounting or equivalent.

    SAP experience.

    Audit experience at a Big4 company.

    What We Offer:
    HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation plus a 13th month salary, 28 holidays per year.

    You will also receive a highly valued commuter travel package, an interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension and top-notch employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG etc.)

    Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance.

    Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies.

    Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs.

    “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program.

    A unique opportunity to contribute to drive revenue growth and nurture strategic trust-based relationships.

    The ability to work as a Business Analyst in a company that is driven by technology.

    The chance to work with on complex problems and continues improvement.

    An informal, enterprising and results-orientated culture.

    And a few reasons you might love it:
    At HARMAN we create useful, playful, beautiful things. Our many iconic brands including; JBL, Harman/Kardon and AKG are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard, look for brilliance from all our 30,000 employees and in return you can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. If you want to be part of a business offering industry-first features, innovation, superior sound technology and the guarantee that you'll never have a dull day - HARMAN could be the place for you!


    Is this the challenge you’ve been looking for? Click to apply now! Don’t forget to add your resume.

    We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. We will process the applications as we receive them. For more information about the position you can contact the Recruitment department by phone +31 (0)6 - 25374321.


    HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (
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