Director – Financial Planning and Analysis

Location: Sewickley, PA
Financial Analysis Director
OVERVIEW: As the Director of Financial Analysis, you will have a hands-on role in supporting the company's forecasting and modeling responsibilities. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance, you will lead various aspects of the budgeting and forecasting processes while building strong relationships with all business units within the company. Additionally, you will contribute to the financial modeling of the long-term strategic plan, support M&A transactions, and serve as a business analyst for joint ventures, downstream and upstream activities, and projects. Your focus will be on continuous improvement, automating reporting, and offering actionable analysis to all areas of the business (Commercial, SIOP, Operations, Inventory, CAPEX, Finance).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Lead the monthly and annual forecasting process.
  • Manage the 5-year Strategic Plan forecast.
  • Oversee the annual operating budget.
  • Supervise the weekly forecast of monthly costs vs budget.
  • Establish strong relationships with Commercial and Supply Chain teams to provide guidance, data, and input on key decisions and processes.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve forecast models using financial modeling tools to provide decision-making information and recommendations based on analysis.
  • Coordinate and enhance the monthly financial reporting process to support various business partners, staff members, and the executive team.
  • Participate in the monthly SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) process by providing necessary financial information.
  • Collaborate with the finance and leadership team to ensure accurate and efficient report creation for clarity and transparency across the business.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Analyze operations to identify areas of weakness and opportunity to improve profitability.
  • Support tax, audit, financial closing, and reporting requirements.
  • Supervise the Cost Manager role.
  • Optimize the budgeting process through the support and enhancement of the Planful EPM tool.
  • Assist with M&A activities as needed.
  • Analyze the financial impact of union contract negotiations.

QUALIFICATIONS: To succeed in this role, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Experience in developing short and long-term financial models and annual budgeting processes
  • Proficiency in working with ERP or other EPM applications
  • Experience with business intelligence and analytics platforms (e.g. Power BI) for analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Proven ability to independently lead hands-on processes and projects to completion
  • Experience in manufacturing, controllership, or costing
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Skilled in data analysis, including data extraction, manipulation, and interpretation for decision-making
  • Strong business controller mindset with a focus on analyzing data/process improvements for joint ventures, downstream and upstream operations
  • Experience in creating board presentations, management presentations, and competitor/market analysis with insights
  • Excellent process and project management skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships across the organization
  • Ability to independently work with all areas of the company and be recognized as a subject matter expert within these areas to support various projects
  • Proficiency in pricing/profitability/volume analysis (supporting Commercial)
  • Experience in cost analysis (supporting Operations and S&OP)
  • Knowledge of location/operational analysis (supporting mills, metals fabrication, and/or metal melt operations)
  • Familiarity with working capital analysis (supporting Inventory management, Credit & Accounts Payable)
  • Understanding of location CAPEX analysis (supporting Engineering)
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