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Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis 23484 in Greater Chicago Area at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 4/4/2018

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Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis

Our client is a leading global distribution company located in the Greater Chicago area.  They are currently looking for a Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis to join their team.  With a large and growing accounting and finance team, there is significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the organization.  The company boasts a team-oriented culture, competitive benefits and great amenities.  They pride themselves on providing their employees with the tools and training necessary to succeed.


The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will play a critical role for a large complex growing business. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


•        The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will perform financial analysis and use the findings to influence senior leadership team decisions.

•        Assist with forecasting financial and/or operational results used in planning, budgeting, and decision making.

•        Primary liaison between the sales center and market unit management and HQ Finance team.

•        Responsible for the monthly manufacturing close process.

•        Propose, implement and assess solutions to influence customer decisions.

•        Perform monthly analysis of manufacturing variances and partner with VP of Manufacturing in the remediation of variances and budget gap closure.

•        Develop and maintain monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.

•        Formulate and interpret complex financial modeling.

•        Assist with transition/integration work related to acquisitions.

•        Ensure the implementation and consistent execution of standard business practices and policies throughout the market unit.

•        The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will provide strong leadership to analysts and project teams.

•        Other duties as needed.

Job Requirements

The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will possess the following:



•        The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will have 7+ years’ related experience. Manufacturing experience at both corporate and plant level preferred. Experience in the food and beverage industry a plus.

•        Supervisory and/or management experience.

•        Strong computer skills including advanced experience in Excel. Experience working with SAP a plus.

•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

•        The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA preferred.

•        CPA and/or CMA preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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