Manager- Manufacturing Finance

First Solar

  • Tamil Nadu, India
Manager- Manufacturing Finance
Job Posted : Dec 26th, 2022

Job Description

A Manager of Manufacturing Finance provides financial leadership to manufacturing site, collaborates with multiple disciplines, and provides analytical insight to site leadership. The role further supports a range of value-added insights including short term financial planning, ad hoc financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, management and KPI reporting. The role requires effective business partnering on initiatives to drive lower cost and improve financial performance while delivering on an accurate and reliable monthly close. The role would manage a team of financial analysts.

Essential Responsibilities:-

  • Provides business partnering for manufacturing site while possessing an ability to identify and succinctly communicate financial opportunities / threats to the operating and financial performance of the company;
  • Develop and report on corporate-wide manufacturing and operational performance metrics for product costing and inventory management while assisting the business to drive cost reductions initiatives locally;
  • Support the development of the Company’s long term and short term financial projections, department budgets, cash flow projections, and any operational or strategic initiatives to maximize profitability and/or enable cost reduction initiatives;
  • Collaborate with IT and other functional leaders to implement business processes, systems, reporting, and process enhancements that are cost effective, scalable, and compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley (404);
  • Review the accuracy of the financial close and compliance with US GAAP;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with external auditors to support quarterly reviews, annual audits, and timely resolution of accounting or Sarbanes-Oxley (404) issues;
  • Manages the goals, development, and efficient deployment of a team of financial analysts;
  • Other duties as assigned; and
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Education And Experience:-

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance related field, required
  • MBA or Master’s degree in finance related field, preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant, preferred
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, preferred
  • 10+ years combined experience working for a public multi-national company and / or a public accounting firm;
  • Industry experience with manufacturing (required), renewable energy and / or technology, preferred;
  • Experience working with international teams;
  • Demonstrated history of agility and ability to manage change in a fast paced and high growth environment;
  • Experience preparing and/or presenting annual budgets, short-term plans, operational metrics, and monthly actual and forecast results to site leadership;
  • Experience in plant controllership and driving cost reduction projects; and
  • Proven track record of developing value driven business process transformation that fosters collaborative functional leader buy in, system improvements, and cost efficient business processes.

Required Skills/Competencies:-

  • Ability to make decisions by assimilating multiple sources of information from global constituents and applying experience, judgment and logical reasoning in an ambiguous, changing, and fast-paced environment;
  • Strong business acumen and ability to identify and succinctly communicate financial issues, opportunities, or threats to the operating and financial performance of the manufacturing site;
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and have a basic commercial awareness and business acumen within other disciplines;
  • Solid oral and written communication with a proven ability to distill information for its intended audience and an ability to negotiate internally and often at higher levels in the organization;
  • Strong numerical proficiency, organizational, problem-solving skills and use of logic;
  • Ability to operate effectively within a global multi-cultural organization and collaborate cross functionally;
  • Efficient at performing and reviewing analysis, spotting errors, and teaching others to review while establishing high quality standards of performance and identifying opportunities to provide value-added analysis beyond basic actuals, forecasts, budgets, and reports;
  • A strong working knowledge of technical U.S. GAAP in inventory accounting and hands on experience performing inventory close related activities in a standard and actual cost environment;
  • Familiarity with enterprise resource management and finance systems; and
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.


  • Tamil Nadu, India.

Company Overview:-

First Solar is leading the world’s sustainable energy future. We are an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries of the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants. Our cost-advantaged solar technology boasts the smallest carbon footprint, lowest life cycle water use, and fastest energy payback in the industry. We are delivering solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges including climate change, energy security, water scarcity, and the unsustainable growing consumption of natural resources. At First Solar, you will feel valued, appreciated and challenged, working side-by-side with some of the top minds in the industry. You will be regularly updated on the company’s goals, progress and achievements. First Solar maintains a culture where all associates work together to lead the world’s sustainable energy future. We believe in employee engagement, collaboration, well-being and productivity for all generations and emerging work styles. We’re changing the world. Now, let us start with yours. First Solar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. First Solar’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by application country, federal, state or local laws; the company prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.