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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Manager Financial Planning and Analysis - $110-125K + 10-15% bonus




  • Communication skills – polished, confident, efficient – this is #1 and must stand out.  Ability to influence VP’s and Directors.
  • Strong analytics – budgeting, forecasting, modeling, Advanced Excel and Advanced Powerpoint (ability to tell a story)
  • Willing to do some accounting as it will have some accounting oversight monthly – not an accounting job but at a high level they must understand accounting to make recommendations – adjusting entries, etc.
  • MBA A+ but not required
  • Must have good stability and come from a sophisticated company
  • We will look at SFA but it is not preferred – strongly prefer a light Manager or Project Manager level person – this position has NO DIRECT REPORTS at this time but what it lacks in supervisory it makes up for with exposure to Executive Management and the ability to strategically influence them and the business.  Very high visibility.


Company hires excellent candidates and provides them with opportunity for advancement, work life balance and excellent benefits.  This is a HIGH POTENTIAL hire  – lots of opportunities for advancement within the prganization.


Newly created position.



Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis


The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis role provides support for a $700 million business unit.

This highly dynamic position is an opportunity for the Manager to provide decision support for all aspects of financials, including sales and operating expenses.  This leader will build relationships with senior management and respective organizations, and be a catalyst in delivering solutions to support the needs of the organization and overall business objectives. 


  • Responsibilities include:
    • Business Partner with the sales and marketing team to forecast and analyze results and provide financial guidance.  
  1. Manage month-end and quarter-end close accruals, capital expense, balance sheet, and variance analysis & reporting activities. 
  2. Identify and communicate risks/opportunities to business owners, propose solutions to mitigate potential downside.
  3. Lead Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly Forecasts, Semi-Month Flash Forecasts, and Strategic Plan.
  • Planning lead on quarterly forecasts for the Finance team and cross functional teams.  Manage communication, planning calendar, templates, and deliverables to meet business unit and Corporate Finance deliverables. 
  • Provide Global P&L forecasting & analysis support and monthly variance analysis.
  • Communicate financial analysis and business strategies in a concise and effective manner through monthly PowerPoint presentations.  Prepares executive level PowerPoint presentations for VP of Finance and Global Leadership team.
  • Guide client groups through transformation efforts, question the status quo and make recommendations for improvements to drive higher performance results.
  • Support management business decisions through ad hoc analysis and financial models. 
  • Lead the financial evaluation of new products, projects or initiatives.
  • Lead global gross profit year-over-year trend analysis and modeling for management reviews


Job Requirements



Minimum of 7 years of related and progressively more responsible experience in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment is required.   Experience supporting a business unit and budgeting/forecasting required.  A Bachelor's degree is required, an MBA is preferred.


  • Excellent leadership, analytical skills, and the demonstrated ability to solve problems quickly, creatively and work in an unstructured and dynamic environment
  • Highly effective communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of management
  • Proactive, self-motivated
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and collaboration skills to ensure success in our heavily matrixed organization
  • Advanced MS PowerPoint & Excel modeling skills required.
  • Planning and organizational skills and a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $110,000.00 - $125,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Finance
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 7 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Consumer Products
Required Travel None
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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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