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FP&A Manager

Praxair-Corporate IT and Finance Danbury Full-Time
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FP&A Manager

 

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We have an exciting opportunity available for an FP&A Manager to join our dynamic team of Finance professionals.  In this role, you will be responsible for business unit performance evaluations, including the analysis of monthly forecast submittals, results (vs. plan, forecast and prior periods) and key performance measures and trends. Associated responsibilities include partnering with business units to develop annual business plans, monthly forecasts, quarterly variance analyses and providing insight on the analysis of critical business issues.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work with actual and forecast variance analysis
    • Review monthly sales variance and quarterly sales & OP variance analysis to ensure accuracy and understand all drivers to help explain trends
    • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials to senior management highlighting the trends of each business
    • Identify and research any variances that are not in line with expectations and help provide explanations
  • Support corporate departments and select business units
    • Work with corporate departments and select business units to create annual business plans
    • Perform cost center and business unit financial statement variance analysis and identify business drivers, trends, risks and opportunities
    • Partner with corporate departments to provide monthly forecast updates that reflect the best estimate of future results
    • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials to senior management explaining period over period variances of corporate spend
       
  • Provide training and support to business units and corporate departments
    • Provide guidance on corporate policy for reporting including categorization, proper accounting and best practices for forecasting and estimating
    • Review required submittals for consistency to policy and provide feedback to ensure corrections are made, where needed
    • Drive consistency and accuracy of internal/external reporting throughout the organization
    • Provide Hyperion guidance and training to assist business units in completing required reporting and creating ad hoc queries
    • Make recommendations for process improvements to help in achieve accuracy and consistency across all reporting

  • Ad Hoc reporting and analysis
    • Perform ad hoc business analysis, as needed, including: research, presenting alternative strategies to current plans, and modeling impact of various business decisions
    • Help maintain, improve and build budget and forecast models, templates and analytical tools

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred

  • 7 -10 years Finance experience required
  • Industrial Gas industry experience strongly desired
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Powerpoint, and knowledge of Hyperion preferred
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • Excellent problem solving, process management and time management skills
  • Ability to act with high integrity and trust

Skills required

Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Prepare Budget
Provide Financial Support
Finance
Provide Consultative Advice

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For more than 100 years, Praxair (NYSE: PX) has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it in to ways to make plants operate cleaner and more productive, food taste better, breathing easier and manufacturing processes more efficient – in short, to make all our lives better. 

Praxair is a Fortune 300 company with products and technology that serve more than 20 different industries. We’re one of the world’s largest industrial gases businesses and you see our products and services at work every day, often without realizing it. 


As a growing company, Praxair is always looking for talented, energetic and ambitious people to join our high-performing team of 27,000 employees working in more than 50 countries. 

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