Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, and the most modern cleaning products. In 2019, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 49,000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of approximately €9.4 billion.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Apparel, Automotive, Building Interiors, Construction, Energy, Healthcare, Shoe and Leather goods as well as Specialties. In 2019, the company generates sales of around €890 million and has 26 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and more than 3.600 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility. For more information, please visit  

The financial analyst will be responsible for performing accounting and controlling functions for the development & maintenance of product costing, the financial close and budgeting processes as well as for executing diverse analysis for operations and sales functions.


Financial Analyst

Your tasks

  • Provides timely and relevant financial information to support decision making.
  • Provides financial analytical support to teams engaged in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Performs monthly close within the required deadlines.
  • Performs inventory evaluations according to IFRS guidelines
  • Essential in budgeting process
  • Maintains product costing system.
  • Key user for SAP CO module
  • Adheres to compliance and support external and internal audits
  • Prepares & presents financial analysis to Site Controller and key business segment leaders.
  • Generates diverse analytics and reports for management team.
  • Heavy interaction with functional leaders.
  • Assists in preparation of business reviews and presentations to senior management.
  • Assists in identification of risks and process improvement opportunities.
  • Assists in investment evaluation analysis to support capital investment projects.

Our expectations

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field and 5-7 years of related experience in increasingly responsible roles, including both accounting and analysis work.
  • Experience work in a process manufacturing environment highly desired.
  • Related work experience in cost accounting and/or finance.
  • Technical skills in account reconciliation, cost analysis, business planning and month-end close responsibilities, etc.
  • Experience with integrated ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Understanding of manufacturing environment a requirement.
  • Proven leadership skills, strong business acumen and good problem solving and analytical skills necessary.
  • Comfortable with continuous changes in the work environment. Works well under pressure, with a sense of urgency, and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Adept at prioritizing work and coordinating tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience working with complex analytical models in MS Excel and/or MS Access
  • Experience with SAP and Hyperion
  • Able to prepare and present complex data in a simple, understandable manner.
  • Strong analysis skills, with ability to apply good judgment to business planning and annual planning processes.
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects/teams, drive actions, and provide recommendations for decision making.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Proactively questions current practices, ability to identify root cause and corrective actions and drive improvements.
  • Direct line report to Head of Finance
  • Position is located in Durham, NC
  • Travel is minimal (less than 10%)


    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
Christy Howard ∙ HR Dept. ∙
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