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FP&A Director

Job ID: 7924

THE COMPANY

Our client is a major diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of nearly $8 billion. It specializes in producing high-performance and engineered solutions and components for critical applications in various industries including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace and industrial manufacturing. Our client currently seeks a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis who will be reporting to the CFO.

THE POSITION

This role requires a proven financial leader with a 10+ year track record of success providing forward looking financial leadership, analysis, and reporting to the President and senior leadership team. This position is also responsible for coaching the FP&A staff including 2 FP&A Analysts. This position requires a dynamic individual with a strong background in financial planning and analysis, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively across functional areas within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Drive the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning cycles, coordinating inputs from business unites financial leaders and senior management teams.
  • Lead the development and implementation of robust financial planning and analysis procedures and tools to ensure accurate, timely, and relevant financial forecasts and reports.
  • Provide actionable insights and recommendations to senior management for informed decision-making (including price to cost coverage, products profitability)
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to analyze business performance, evaluate investment opportunities, and assess the financial impact of strategic initiatives.
  • Manage communications with the division office and Corporate Accounting to facilitate the submission of month-end financials and management reporting.
  • Drive the creation and maintenance of business unit P&L statements and other management reports.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives within the FP&A function and across related areas such as Financial Shared Services.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in financial planning, analysis, and reporting processes.
  • Foster strong relationships with stakeholders across the organization, including Finance managers, Business Unit leaders, and Corporate functions.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the FP&A team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.

THE CANDIDATE

  • The ideal candidate will provide forward-looking financial leadership, analysis, and reporting to support the President and senior leadership team.
  • Will have a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or Master of Accounting preferred.
  • Will preferably be CPA or CMA certified.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of financial planning and analysis processes, cost accounting principles, and regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting techniques, and variance analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a track record of driving results and leading change initiatives.
  • Experience with ERP systems and financial planning software, such as Syteline, OneStream, Hyperion, or Longview/Khalix.
  • Only candidates with US legal work status will be considered.

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