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Interim Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in Lancaster, PA at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job Description

SCOPE AND BASIC FUNCTION:

FP&A Director will be an integral part of the finance team and report to the Chief Financial Officer. The FP&A Director leads a team of two analysts to assist with the preparation of internal/external financial reports, Investor & Board of Directors materials, monthly financial analysis materials, and provide ad hoc analysis for the organization.

The FP&A Director manages, analyzes and administers all financial reporting related to global forecasting and budgeting, including operations in the US, Canada, UK/Europe and China. Analyzes and prepares reports for operations in order to help understand and improve performance.

This position also supports the Business Units by assuring the adequate control of R&D spending, Sales & Marketing Spending, and General & Administrative spending, and includes the accurate forecasting and analysis of such spending.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes and communicate financial results to the C-level and Business Unit Managers on a monthly basis (vs. budget, forecast and PY).
  • Prepares monthly and YTD Gross Margin (price, volume, mix), SG&A spending, and EBITDA bridges (vs. budget and prior year)
  • Analyzes SG&A by cost center, identifying root causes of variances and recommended remediation actions
  • Analyzes balance sheet and free cash flow variances (vs. budget and prior year)
  • Monthly preparation of financial reporting package to private equity sponsor
  • Works with business operations, and other key stakeholders to drive key insights and analytics and generate requested reporting output
  • Executes value-added analysis and provides decision support for special projects and initiatives (including, but not limited to, acquisitions and divestitures)
  • Assists in developing finance and business presentations; related supporting materials
  • Champions/facilitates the development of the monthly forecasting & annual budget processes.
  • Assist the pricing and contract manager in maintaining, reconciling, and analyzing an Access database of projected and actual Consumer Program spending by account as well as developing & monitoring appropriate levels of control around the related systems & accounts.
  • Assist in the collection and maintenance of data systems for use in analysis of key account performance including customer contacts, product masters, etc. to assure accuracy.
  • Conduct reviews of the draft monthly financial statements before issuance by the Accounting Department to external stakeholders; and assists the Accounting Department to assure revenue and expenses have been recorded accurately and recommend and assist in process improvements
  • Champions the implementation and use of technology to assist in the management of the budgeting & forecasting processes as well as the improvement of analytical systems and methodologies.
  • Evaluates & creates financial systems and tools to assist C-level management to better understand the fundamentals of the business, including development of tools using our Business Intelligence software
  • Participates on planning and problem solving teams to improve company performance to key and assigned accounts.
  • Maintains and analyzes key customer accounts on a monthly basis (i.e. Revenue, Consumer Programs, Unauthorized Deductions, Standard Gross Margins, etc.)
  • Assures the appropriate controls are in place to properly protect the assets of the company and assure spending within forecasted amounts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines
  • High degree of proficiency with Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • High energy, high ownership of work product and dedication and commitment to driving results

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Position requires a "roll up your sleeves" mentality; the FP&A Director will both manage a staff but also act as an individual contributor
  • Makes confident, fact-based decisions
  • Approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions
  • Forecasts issues in advance in order to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally
  • Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned
  • Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Adept at using logic and reasoning to work through problems and analyze information
  • Experience implementing ERP systems (data warehousing; business intelligence) and other technology solutions
  • Must have a strong internal customer service mentality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required, with a concentration in one of the following disciplines: Finance, Information Technology, Accounting, Mathematics, or Engineering
  • MBA or other graduate degree in Finance related field preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience with financial planning and analysis functions (including 2-3 years running the FP&A function for a +/- $300 million+ consumer products company), including annual budget, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated success in financial modeling and data analysis
  • Experience with budgeting & forecasting software (OneStream experience preferred but not required)
  • Capable of managing multiple projects
  • Excellent PC & system skills: expert proficiency in Excel, Access, and Powerpoint required
  • Experience in SQL programming preferred
  • Results oriented, ability to think & work independently
  • Flexible team player: performs in both leader & follower roles

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

SCOPE AND BASIC FUNCTION: FP&A Director will be an integral part of the finance team and report to the Chief Financial Officer. The FP&A Director leads a team of two analysts to assist with the preparation of internal/external financial reports, Investor & Board of Directors materials, monthly financial analysis materials, and provide ad hoc analysis for the organization. The FP&A Director manages, analyzes and administers all financial reporting related to global forecasting and budgeting, including operations in the US, Canada, UK/Europe and China. Analyzes and prepares reports for operations in order to help understand and improve performance. This position also supports the Business Units by assuring the adequate control of R&D spending, Sales & Marketing Spending, and General & Administrative spending, and includes the accurate forecasting and analysis of such spending. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyzes and communicate financial results to the C-level and Business Unit Managers on a monthly basis (vs. budget, forecast and PY). Prepares monthly and YTD Gross Margin (price, volume, mix), SG&A spending, and EBITDA bridges (vs. budget and prior year) Analyzes SG&A by cost center, identifying root causes of variances and recommended remediation actions Analyzes balance sheet and free cash flow variances (vs. budget and prior year) Monthly preparation of financial reporting package to private equity sponsor Works with business operations, and other key stakeholders to drive key insights and analytics and generate requested reporting output Executes value-added analysis and provides decision support for special projects and initiatives (including, but not limited to, acquisitions and divestitures) Assists in developing finance and business presentations; related supporting materials Champions/facilitates the development of the monthly forecasting & annual budget processes. Assist the pricing and contract manager in maintaining, reconciling, and analyzing an Access database of projected and actual Consumer Program spending by account as well as developing & monitoring appropriate levels of control around the related systems & accounts. Assist in the collection and maintenance of data systems for use in analysis of key account performance including customer contacts, product masters, etc. to assure accuracy. Conduct reviews of the draft monthly financial statements before issuance by the Accounting Department to external stakeholders; and assists the Accounting Department to assure revenue and expenses have been recorded accurately and recommend and assist in process improvements Champions the implementation and use of technology to assist in the management of the budgeting & forecasting processes as well as the improvement of analytical systems and methodologies. Evaluates & creates financial systems and tools to assist C-level management to better understand the fundamentals of the business, including development of tools using our Business Intelligence software Participates on planning and problem solving teams to improve company performance to key and assigned accounts. Maintains and analyzes key customer accounts on a monthly basis (i.e. Revenue, Consumer Programs, Unauthorized Deductions, Standard Gross Margins, etc.) Assures the appropriate controls are in place to properly protect the assets of the company and assure spending within forecasted amounts. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles Superior analytical skills Strong written and oral communication skills Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines High degree of proficiency with Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint Strong project management skills Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities High energy, high ownership of work product and dedication and commitment to driving results COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Position requires a “roll up your sleeves” mentality; the FP&A Director will both manage a staff but also act as an individual contributor Makes confident, fact-based decisions Approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions Forecasts issues in advance in order to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development Ability to solve complex problems Adept at using logic and reasoning to work through problems and analyze information Experience implementing ERP systems (data warehousing; business intelligence) and other technology solutions Must have a strong internal customer service mentality MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, with a concentration in one of the following disciplines: Finance, Information Technology, Accounting, Mathematics, or Engineering MBA or other graduate degree in Finance related field preferred Minimum 7-10 years of experience with financial planning and analysis functions (including 2-3 years running the FP&A function for a +/- $300 million+ consumer products company), including annual budget, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes relevant work experience Demonstrated success in financial modeling and data analysis Experience with budgeting & forecasting software (OneStream experience preferred but not required) Capable of managing multiple projects Excellent PC & system skills: expert proficiency in Excel, Access, and Powerpoint required Experience in SQL programming preferred Results oriented, ability to think & work independently Flexible team player: performs in both leader & follower roles OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties as assigned

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