Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Location: Chicago, IL
The Human Energy of Client
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage the corporate budget, forecast, and reporting processes by leading the coordination, analysis, and reporting thereof.
Support the monthly close consolidation process by preparing variance analysis and reporting of results for multiple business units within the U.S. and International locations.
Provide oversight, technical support, and change management of existing and future EPM platforms, including data governance and assessments to improve financial system processes.
Interact with technical development and warehousing teams to ensure data integrity, streamline processes and support future development activities.
Partner with and provide financial support to senior leadership by performing value-added analyses and preparing presentations to support critical decision-making processes.
Develop and enhance financial models and planning processes to drive effective data analytics and provide recommendations that will enable quality performance management discussions and better decision-making.
Work with leadership to develop, improve, and maintain financial reporting across the organization.
Coordinate the preparation and presentation of quarterly business reviews.
Preparation presentations and analysis for the quarterly Board of Directors meetings.
Support preparation of the company's annual stock valuation and audit processes.
Support the company's development activities by analyzing growth initiatives, including capital expenditure analysis, new product introductions, plant expansions, etc.
Candidate must have the following:
Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance required. CPA or MBA preferred.
Experience with a mix of accounting, FP&A, and business systems analysis experience supporting financial environments, preferably with experience as an EPM system administrator (Hyperion, BPC, etc.).
Expertise in business planning processes, budgets, forecasts, bridges, etc.
Tech savvy individual with advanced excel, presentation and computer skills.
Good understanding of ERP systems in a manufacturing environment.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Aptitude to analyze and interpret complex financial and statistical data but can also see the "big picture".
Executive presence combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong understanding of finance & accounting concepts, with general understanding of GAAP.
Passion for leading positive change throughout the organization.
Experience managing a small team.
Relevant Work Experience:
Major Physical Demands