October 5, 2020
St. Louis, United States of America
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POSITION SUMMARY:  Our client, a global electrical manufacturer with headquarters located in the St. Louis metro area, has engaged our firm to identify a highly motivated accounting and finance professional for their newly created Financial Planning & Analysis Manager role. This is a highly visible, hands-on role and requires someone with strong experience in general accounting and financial analysis.  In addition to preparing and analyzing financial data - driving continuous improvement and implementing new processes will be core objectives.  This role will require developing effective partnerships across the organization.


  • Prepare and develop periodic financial reports and templates designed to clearly communicate actual results, forecasted performance, and variances to plan.
  • Participate in developing forecasts, budgets, reporting and financial modeling to drive business decisions by interacting with a variety of functions.
  • Produce monthly reporting in collaboration with key stakeholders; develop metrics to track performance against plan and provide a data driven review of company performance.
  • Assist in developing the annual reporting plan with key stakeholders.
  • Perform business unit financial analysis including sales and income reporting.
  • Analyze spend and variance results and provide recommendations.
  • Conduct analysis as needed to support key business metrics and objectives.
  • Identify business issues and opportunities to improve results, especially connected to management decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 – 8 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, preferably in a global organization.
  • Operational finance experience in manufacturing a plus.
  • Ability to accurately define problems, access data, establish facts, solve problems, draw conclusions, and make meaningful recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Advanced analytical skills with the ability to perform root cause analysis and make appropriate business decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a globally diverse cross-functional team environment, managing multiple priorities and driving for deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication along with effective presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail essential.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel; Essbase proficiency preferred.


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