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Manager Global Financial Planning & Analysis

Florham Park, NJ



Forecasting, planning and reporting to help ensure the success of the Company by providing early insight to potential opportunities/challenges in the future. Partnering with the CFO to prepare reports and analyses to help steer the management team toward financial and strategic goals. Assisting with potential acquisition analysis and the due diligence of acquisition targets.


This will be a flexible role that will embody project work, teamwork, and recurring/routine tasks. The daily responsibilities may have a higher proportion of project work in the beginning.


Typical Job Duties
  • Partnering with the CFO to drive the annual budgeting and planning process in collaboration with company leadership
  • Partner with the CFO to develop, implement, and manage the rolling forecast process, including implementing the use of software
  • Work closely with the Accounting department to ensure planning assumptions are aligned with accounting and reporting standards. Coordinate changes as necessary to support planning assumptions
  • Setting planning calendar and working closely with stakeholders and other business partners to ensure that deadlines and deliverables are met
  • Partnering with the management team to prepare expense budgets including labor plans, overhead budgets and marketing financial plans
  • Ensure financial models provide visibility and tracking to debt covenants and related metrics.
  • Maintain key operating metrics within applicable forecasting and business intelligence systems; assist with implementation of new tools and systems; develop and mine new data metrics
  • Report consolidated financial statements and analysis to the management team
  • Assist in the improvement of the internal and external reporting framework by performing ongoing analysis of processes and providing recommended solutions for business process issues (etc. modeling, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting process)
  • Assist in the preparation and building of business review presentations for management, the annual budget and board support documents for internal and external publication
  • Report actuals vs. budget and forecasts, prepare detailed variance explanations, meet with budget owners to review results, identify corrective actions needed (coding, budget classifications, accruals, or other issues), etc. on a monthly basis
  • Develop and provide commentary and visibility into financial performance and key business drivers in order to provide business insights to management
  • Assist in reporting and forecasting key performance indicators using historical and statistical methods
  • Assist in the development of operating dashboards (KPIs/balanced scorecard)
  • Deploy dashboards where applicable
  • Identify risks and opportunities to management and recommend strategies to achieve company financial goals
  • Manage and own corporate financial model
  • Manage/ support ad-hoc reporting needs as requested from internal and external stakeholders Perform business diligence and financial analysis on potential acquisitions. Perform financial modeling for potential acquisitions, including but not limited to “merger scenarios”, “debt and covenant projections”, “sources and uses”, and “flow of funds”
  • Partnering with the Controller to provide monthly, reliable and insightful variance analysis regarding performance as compared to budgets and forecasts on an entity and consolidated level


Other Responsibilities
  • Lead “performance projects” as assigned by the CFO to guide the management team toward an increase in efficiency and profitability
  • As necessary, train the management team to use reports and to understand how to use the information in the reports to take positive action
  • “Inspire” through loyalty, discipline, and respect for ALL personnel across the Company
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned by the CEO or CFO


Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent required
  • MBA, equivalent graduate degree, or advanced financial certification preferred
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience in Investment Banking or Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, demonstrated proficiency with concepts, practices, and procedures of FP&A
  • FP&A and general accounting experience, including: financial modeling, accruals vs cash, GAAP, financial statements reporting, consolidations, variance analysis, data analysis, forecasting and budgeting. Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, enterprise financial systems and comfort with information technology
  • Excellent financial modeling experience required, with solid sensitivity and risk-modeling skills
  • Articulate professional, possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of presenting complex financial information and concepts in an easy-to-understand format with ability to package executive-level presentations
  • Business acumen to craft analyses which realistically model the business dynamics and develop insights upon which to make impactful recommendations
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify and interpret financial information, articulate problems, propose and consider alternative solutions, and provide factual and persuasive support for decisions and recommendations
  • Continuous improvement mentality, with a capacity and energy to challenge the status quo and drive change throughout the organization
  • Champion for process improvement and ability to evaluate processes, seek out and implement internal or external best practices
  • Highest level of integrity and honesty; Appreciation and ability to professionally assume responsibility for highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Experience in CPG / manufacturing / cost accounting is a plus
  • Has a strong interest and aptitude to automate manual reports and processes
  • Ability to work in a rigorous environment with shifting priorities while delivering on tight deadlines


 
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