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Manager Financial Planning & Analysis (1680)

Manager Financial Planning & Analysis
This role will be focused on relationships and insight, understanding the functions of the business and have the knowledge to make decisions on financial planning options that would maximize growth and profitability. This is a highly visible role that owns and supports a designated area of verticals or functions. Works in partnership with vertical/function executives and is responsible for a number of areas such as development of financial forecasts and resource allocation in support of business goals, providing subject matter expertise and guidance regarding all finance related decisions and providing guidance and counsel in development of long- range plans involving strategy development, resource allocation, work plans and timelines and financial outcomes. Business partners would be globally aligned to assigned functions.

What you will do

  • Works with assigned verticals/functions to optimize business performance and provides strategic financial input and leadership on decisions affecting the business.
  • Defines and institutionalizes the business metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) essential to building a manageable, predictable, profitable, and sustainable business.
  • Ensures the delivery of accurate, timely and appropriate management reporting and analysis, identifying opportunities and risks, sets targets, monitors performance, and presents recommendations on decisions and actions.
  • Provides vertical/functional leaders with explanations, insights, and commentary on monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results to aid in the understanding of actual versus planned and prior results as well as present financials at monthly reviews.
  • Plays an instrumental role in the global financial planning process and partners with verticals to understand their operations and identify inter-dependencies to ensure the successful implementation, execution and delivery of company initiatives and strategies.
  • Maintains on-going and fluid communication with senior leadership to proactively identify and address ongoing operational, financial performance and planning/forecasting assumptions.
  • Leads special projects that support management decision-making, such as, capital expenditure, return on investment, inventory analysis, what if analysis, etc.
  • Performs such other tasks and duties as may be required or assigned from time to time at leadership’s discretion.
  • Assist in the development of market research and analysis, financial models, business cases and white papers for innovation and strategic growth projects.
  • Develop financial models focused on innovation investment that enable a forward-looking understanding of cost and profitability drivers from a strategic planning perspective.
  • Lead the capital planning and allocation process for the innovation vertical and PDT process including the development of business cases with return-on-investment analysis, tracking of spend versus budget, and post completion reviews of the projects. Ensure compliance with governance process.

Qualifications

    • Bachelors Finance required or
    • Bachelors Accounting required
    • 6+ Years of related financial forecasting experience required
    • Able to use Microsoft Office Applications
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – External Agency/Certifier preferred

Soft Skills
• Ability to exercise judgment and decision-making; supported by excellent problem-solving skills (including financial research, analytical, and risk management skills)
• Strategic financial acumen and ability to synthesize information into recommendations and use those recommendations to drive change.
• Proven ability to analyze actual vs plan results and summarize underlying drivers of variances as well as provide clear and succinct interpretation of results to management
• Experience in creating, tracking, and controlling actual, forecasts and budget metrics
• At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace
• At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership
• Strong financial analysis/modeling skills

Computer Skills
• Advanced computer skills (spreadsheet, database, Power BI and graphics) and experience with financial reporting and planning systems (i.e., Hyperion, OneStream, Anaplan, etc.)
• ERP systems knowledge

Other Requirements
• Professional and effective verbal and written communication
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
• Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization and work effectively in a matrix

Additional Requirements

    • 5% travel may be required.
Compensation
  • $130-150,000 plus bonus and profit sharing/401K and other outstanding corporate benefits.

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.
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