Senior Financial Planning Analyst
Operating under the general direction of the Director of Financial Planning & Internal Reporting and in line with generally accepted accounting principles, the Senior Financial Planning Analyst will provide internal reports and perform financial analyses and reviews that enable Executive Management to make sound financial and operational decisions.
The Senior Financial Planning Analyst is expected to independently formulate project requirements, develop timelines, coordinate external department interaction, evaluate alternative solutions, and coordinate implementation or provide recommendations to Executive Management as appropriate. Many of these projects will entail confidential business analysis.
Liaison between Executive & Departmental Management and the Accounting Organization
Coordinates and publishes monthly internal companywide Operations Review book and other internal financial reports
Directs the preparation of the financial budget and performance planning process, working with all levels of management
Assists Executive and Department management in expense analysis and expense control
Coordinates the monthly forecast process with all levels of management
Coordinates the preparation of strategic plans
Guides the capital planning and evaluation process
Performs reviews of capital spending projects and provides related guidance to department managers
Develops internal management reports to assist managers in evaluating business trends
Assists in the preparation and development of quarterly Board of Directors and other External presentations
Assists in the development of external facing quarterly and annual audited financial reports and related Management’s Discussion and Analysis
Assists with financial analysis and modeling on special projects
Active participant in cross functional teams within the company to improve processes, reduce costs, etc.
Implements or assists in system enhancements, implementation of department efficiencies and development of policies and procedures
Provides training to department managers in areas related to actual reporting, forecasting, budgeting, capital evaluation and cost improvement evaluation
Assists the Corporate Controller with external and internal audits
GAAP and tax research as needed
Supports the financial reporting systems
Support the Tax Director with quarter-end tax provision information as needed
Coordinates post-audits of selected capital investments
Performs other special projects as assigned by the Director Financial Planning & Internal Reporting which may include benchmarking competitor market share, financial strength and products; evaluation of benefit plan alternatives; impact of accounting changes; manufacturing analyses such as make vs. buy, and acquisition support and integration; and evaluation, selection and implementation of accounting related system enhancements.
Provides support to department managers on special projects as directed by the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Chief Executive Officer; or other Executive Management.
Minimum of 4-8 years previous accounting experience required
Prefer 1-2 years of experience in an accounting management position
Experience in public accounting, budget preparation, cost accounting, financial analysis, capital evaluation, process re-engineering and general accounting expertise is preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)
Experience with SAP is preferred
Experience with Cognos Planning or Cognos TM1 is preferred
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Ambitious and solution oriented
Demonstrated ability to independently plan, prioritize and carry out simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to extract and interpret large amounts of data
Demonstrated ability to adapt to various project related assignments
Ability to facilitate the implementation of process improvements within the financial and accounting function
Strong background in the utilization of technology to drive decision making in the financial areas of the organization
Successful development and implementation of a strategic plan at a functional or corporate level
Bachelor Degree in Accounting required
CPA or CMA certification is desirable
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