Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

US-NY-Buffalo

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Job Description

 

Position Purpose:

 

Responsible for all global aspects of budgeting and planning, including preparing the annual budget, monthly analysis, review of results, and forecasting processes. Will participate and drive the implementation and improvements of budget and planning processes, using analytical tools.  Work as a business partner to deliver financial results.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Create and lead Corporate financial planning activities and models, working closely with Business Unite (BU) Finance Managers and other Corporate Finance leaders.  Drive continuous improvement of the process, tools and reporting.
  2. Collaborate with BUs in using financial data to drive profitability, top and bottom-line growth and market value preservation and expansion
  3. Prepare accurate and timely monthly close, report, analysis and review.
  4. Analyze and interpret financial data -  actual vs. plan, actual vs. forecast and actual versus ytd plan.
  5. Act as a key interface with BU Finance leaders to analyze profitability to meet needs and expectations of management.
  6. Provide financial support to certain Corporate functions (CMO, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Marketing).
  7. Create and update financial reporting, including dashboards,  via the Company Portal
  8. Develop, consolidate and review reporting presentations for all levels of management and ownership. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of CEO and CFO presentations made to other parties
  9. Select, develop and maximize talent.
  10. Develop processes and routines to obtain, analyze and share relevant external information on customers and competition.

 

Skills/Requirements

Skills/Competencies:

  1. Analytical thinking/problem solving
  2. Action/Results Oriented Execution
  3. Effective communication Skills
  4. Customer Focus
  5. Decision Making
  6. Influencing
  7. Solid technical accounting skills
  8. Strategic Thinking
  9. Planning and Organization
  10. Attention to details
  11. Business Acumen

 

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.  CPA preferred.
  2. Ten years of experience in progressively responsible financial leadership positions required
  3. Microsoft Office products with advanced proficiency in Excel required
  4. Prior management experience required.
  5. Experience with a global manufacturing organization preferred.
  6. Exposure to private equity businesses desired;
  7. Public accounting experience strongly desired

 

Job Success Factors:

  1. Quality of analysis and interpretation
  2. Accuracy of information
  3. Quality of advice and recommendations
  4. Keeping BU and Corporate leaders consistently informed
  5. Effectively practicing safe and professional leadership behaviors

 

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