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Ryder System Finance Business Partner in Livonia, Michigan

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Under the responsibility of the Finance Director, the Finance Business Partner is responsible for supporting the Customer Logistics Director (DCL) in all areas of accounting and financial management. This individual is responsible for streamlining and continuously improving accounting functions and working to satisfy the client's reporting needs.

Hybrid work schedule from Home/Office

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Act as the lead financial support to assigned Director(s) of Customer Logistics (DCL’s)

  • Manage financials of assigned accounts/product lines; including but not limited to: Monthly close activities – review of P&Ls, Walker GL System, cost and revenue accrual analysis, revenue reconciliations, prepare Journal Entries.

  • Prepare and provide in a timely manner detailed explanation of actual results variance to expected results (plan and/or forecast) and prior year

  • Quarterly forecast

  • Annual business plan development

  • Forecast development and periodic updates as appropriate/required

  • Work closely with the DCL’s to identify opportunities for improvement as it relates to cost, productivity and performance against standards

  • Work with the Field Finance Director to translate, communicate and implement corporate financial policies, guidelines, procedures and controls

  • Support analysis of proposed new businesses including pricing, optimizing the deal structure, development of customer proposals and subsequent negotiation

  • Provide detailed budget tracking for new business startups

  • Prepare and analyze request for capital expenditures (RCEs) and related management presentations

  • Review business contracts in conjunction with legal team to ensure company’s business needs are best represented

  • Ensure adequate controls are in place to drive Sarbanes Oxley compliance – conduct periodic audits of operations to ensure appropriate controls are in place and effective

  • Oversee the collection of accounts receivable

  • Participate in various miscellaneous projects as required

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Be able to advise, make recommendations and make decisions related financial and accounting aspects.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • High degree of initiative and ability to work under minimal supervision.

  • Must be computer literate and able to use the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word & PowerPoint required).

  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.


  • Bachelor's degree required in finance, accounting or business. A combination of other education and experiences will be considered.

  • Eight (8) years or more in accounting and finance required

  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Professional Acccountant (CPA)

Travel: 10%

DOT Regulated: None

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Job Category: Financial Analysis

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Requisition ID: R27519

Job Type: Full time

Ryder operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation and supply chain functions for over 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. When you choose Ryder, you get access to industry-leading technology, one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, an expansive infrastructure of maintenance facilities and warehouses, and some of the most talented people in the industry.