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Director, Financial & Operational Analysis

Milford, IN 46542

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 8625 Pay Rate: 110,000 Years of Experience Required: 3

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

The primary function of this position is to provide financial and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial analysis, capital expenditure analysis, industry/market comparisons, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management.  

This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support 'optimal' business decision making.

As the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis you are:

  • Monitor status reporting for trends and changes in the business environment.
  • Gather market intelligence and provide analysis of information including statistics available from government sources and information about key customers, suppliers and peer companies.
  • Analyze and synthesize data (market, financial, etc.) to suggest change in pricing strategy or tactics at either a Business Unit or Corporate level.
  • Provide financial input on strategic business decisions such as potential acquisitions, major capital investments and major new product projects.
  • Assist with financial integration of acquisitions.
  • Research and provide clear and concise analysis of financial results and key financial measurements driving results in the company’s businesses..  Efforts supplement financial reporting and commentary provided by Business Units and includes gross and operating margins and efficiency of asset utilization.
  • Identify key business issues and provide recommendations to address those issues.

Your Experience as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis should include:

  • Ability to proactively develop new ideas / methodologies
  • Self-starter. Able to create and work with innovative analytical tools as the business environment changes.
  • Highly organized and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to present financial information to non-financial personnel.
  • Conduct studies and prepare recommendations to management to implement policies and guidelines to improve financial position and results of operation.
  • Recommend improvements in processes and ensure the thoroughness in information presented to management.  Data should be fully interpreted and supportable
  • Candidates should show a track record of completing complex projects independently.
  • Function as a team leader for special projects.
  • Successful experience includes a high level of analysis with financial modeling and capital budgeting.  Candidates should show a track record of completing complex projects independently. 
  • Supervision/managerial skills helpful.

You shall be successful as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis if you possess:

  • BS in Accounting or Finance(preferably Finance).  
    MBA, CMA, CFA or CPA preferred. 
    Public accounting experience a plus.  
  • Manufacturing and cost accounting experience.
  • Solid familiarity with manufacturing ERP systems.
    Oracle JD Edwards World a plus. 
  • Knowledge of query tools and report writing preferred.  
  • Experience interacting with personnel from all aspects of the business (sales, manufacturing, corporate management, etc.).  
  • Solid financial and analytical skills including sound business judgment.
  • Proactive and decisive decision maker with excellent communication skills. Energetic, honest individual with high ethical standards.  
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

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