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Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Analyst

Department: 104 - Acct/Finance
Location: Mokena, IL

Summary:

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Analyst will be an integral part of the finance and accounting team. The FP&A Analyst will assist with the preparation of internal financial reports, Executive team materials, monthly financial analysis materials, and provide ad hoc analysis for the organization. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and team member as all relative Accounting operations will have input and involvement into the FP&A work product.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with various Operational VPs and Executive team members to develop and generate requested financial, operational and KPI reporting at regular intervals
  • Integrate financial and statistical data to aid in the identification of opportunities and risks
  • Review, recommend and implement new software applications and updates consistent with the goal of effective performance metric reporting
  • Prepare annual budgets in conjunction with the Operating VPs and monitor throughout the year
  • Develop quarterly/annual rolling forecasts based on changing market conditions
  • Help prepare and review accurate and reliable financial and board reports for submission to other managers, stakeholders, external analysts etc.
  • Respond to inquiries from the CFO, Controller, and other department managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like
  • Prepare business cases for review by executive leadership
  • Support Department with special projects and workflow process improvements

Global Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance and physical presence at work is an essential function of this position
  • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet business needs

Qualifications:

Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. BS in Accounting, Finance or Similar Field Required
  • CPA/MBA preferred

Experience:

  • Experience with FP&A functions, including financial & capital budgeting and long-term strategic planning
  • Experience with implementing an ERP System a plus

Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; detail orientated
  • Excel in people interaction
  • Demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple activities/projects concurrently and prioritize accordingly
  • Strong organizational skills
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers and problem solving
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite and various Financial software packages
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Deep knowledge of accounting principles, laws/regulations and GAAP
  • Ability to manage multiple activities/projects concurrently and prioritize accordingly

Working Conditions:

  • Operate within a professional office environment
  • Routine usage of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets
  • Able to remain calm in high pressure situations
  • Occasional daily travel expected

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