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Financial Analyst – Home and Personal Care Solutions

BASF Catalysts Florham Park, NJ

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Financial Analyst – Home and Personal Care Solutions (1804991) – Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to join our Care Chemical division. The BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Super-absorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at:

You will be based at the BASF North America headquarters in Florham Park, NJ, reporting to the Business Financial Manager, Home and Personal Care Solutions. Under minimal supervision, you will be responsible for financial analysis associated with forecasting, planning, and the preparation of capital appropriations for the Home Care Solutions business. The analyses can be operational or strategic in nature and may include economic analysis support to marketing and manufacturing. Additionally, you will support the manager in monitoring actual performance against operating plan, forecasts, and prior periods highlighting potential problem areas requiring management attention, as well as making recommendations for resolution.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in Finance, Accounting, Quantitative Methods, or a technical discipline, you will support the Finance Manager in responsibility for the Home Care Solutions P&L and Balance Sheet and own transfer pricing maintenance and PVX reporting for the Business Unit.
  • Demonstrating your experience in financial analysis and economic evaluations, you will perform financial analyses associated with cash flow and accuracy of monthly forecast with actual results. Additionally, you will assist in the preparation and development of the Operational Plan and forecasts.
  • Using your advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint (particularly in creating charts and graphs) and expertise in SAP or comparable systems, you will review and follow-up on the resolution of data on month-end information and review profit and loss information in SAP to investigate and coordinate the correction of major deviations from normal. Additionally, you will create measurement tools and presentation graphs for management, including coordinating the preparation of monthly profit/loss position for the Home Care Solutions business and create management, control, and steering tools in Excel, Tableau, etc.
  • Your strong organizational skills and attention to detail will be essential as you coordinate the gathering/assembly of marketing and sales data and forecast monthly and annual profit/loss position for the business.
  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will provide financial competitive and customer analysis of the Home Care Solutions market in coordination with the market intelligence team and provide financial support for Home Care Solutions customer negotiations.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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