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Sr. Manager, FP&A

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Columbus, OH
$100,000 - $150,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 08, 2018
Job ID
Our client is a fast growing financially strong Tier 2, $280 million revenue, 3500 employee, privately held manufacturing firm based in Central Ohio with ten locations in the U.S and Mexico. 
This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be leading the FP&A Department and will be spear-heading the Company’s financial quarterly forecast, annual budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing board presentations, financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. The position reports to the VP of Finance & Treasurer
Sr. Manager of FP&A not only reports forecasts and variances but will also uses that data to advise management on decisions such as how to improve performance, minimize risk or capture new opportunities from both within the company and within the external environment. The role will be charged with the creation of a monthly “CFO” or “Senior Management” book that provides:
  • Analysis of historical financials
  • Variance explanations
  • An updated forecast with risks and opportunities to current plan
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
At its best, the report provides the VP of Finance & Treasurer / CFO with enough information to answer key questions from external stakeholders and may identify various levers that can be pulled to optimize performance or meet certain goals.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis
  • Implement and work with a Business Intelligence Tool and Dashboard reports
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in programs
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Team
  • Execute continuous process improvement
  • Bachelor's degree required, with a concentration in one of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, or Mathematics
  • MBA or other graduate degree in Finance related field, preferred 
  • 10+ years in FP&A and Finance/Accounting roles with solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis
  • Experience with financial planning and analysis functions, including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes
  • Strong knowledge of operating metrics, variance analysis, and budgeting & financial planning. 
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines
  • High degree of proficiency with Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • High energy, high ownership of work product and dedication and commitment to driving results