iLocatum

Sewickley, PA

Director – Financial Planning and Analysis

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Location: Sewickley, PA
Salary: $140,000 - $180,000 + Bonus

SUMMARY: We are seeking an experienced and hands-on FP&A Manager to support our company's forecasting and modeling responsibilities. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, you will lead various aspects of the budgeting and forecasting processes while fostering relationships with all business units within the organization. In this role, you will contribute to the financial modeling of our long-term strategic plan, support M&A transactions, and act as a business analyst for joint ventures, downstream and upstream activities, and projects. With a focus on continuous improvement, you will work towards automating reporting and providing actionable analysis for all areas of our business (Commercial, SIOP, Operations, Inventory, CAPEX, Finance).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the monthly and annual forecasting process.
  • Oversee the development of the 5-year Strategic Plan forecast.
  • Manage the annual operating budget compilation.
  • Ensure accurate weekly forecasts of monthly costs versus budget.
  • Develop strong relationships with Commercial and Supply Chains teams, providing guidance and input on key decisions and processes.
  • Create and maintain forecast models, utilizing financial modeling tools and offering recommendations based on analysis.
  • Coordinate and drive improvements in the monthly financial reporting process, providing support to various business partners, staff members, and executive team.
  • Participate in the monthly Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process by providing necessary financial information.
  • Collaborate with the finance and leadership team to ensure accurate and efficient reporting that promotes clarity and transparency across the business.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Analyze operations to identify areas of weakness and opportunity, contributing to profitability improvements.
  • Support corporate financial requirements for tax, audit, financial closing, and reporting.
  • Supervise the Cost Manager role.
  • Support enhancement and optimization of the budgeting process using Planful EPM tool.
  • Contribute to M&A activity as needed.
  • Analyze the financial impact of union contract negotiations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the following qualifications:

  • A four-year college degree in Finance or Accounting
  • At least 8 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Experience in developing short and long-term financial models and annual budgeting process.
  • Proficiency in working with ERP applications or other EPM applications
  • Experience with business intelligence & analytics platforms such as Power BI for analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated capability of independently leading and completing hands-on processes and projects.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing, controllership, or costing.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong data analysis skills, including extracting, manipulating, and interpreting data for decision-making.
  • A business controller mindset, focusing on analyzing data and process improvements for joint ventures, downstream and upstream operations.
  • Experience creating board presentations, management presentations, and competitor/market analysis.
  • Excellent process and project management skills with exceptional interpersonal abilities for building cross-organizational relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with all areas of the company and be recognized as a subject matter expert.
  • Experience in pricing/profitability/volume analysis, cost analysis, location/operational analysis, working capital analysis, and location CAPEX analysis.
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