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Senior Financial Planner & Analyst

Company: Gilson
Location: Cottage Grove
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

MISSION
The Senior Financial Planner & Analyst will be key leader in the Company's annual budgeting process, quarterly forecasting, operating plan variance analysis and special projects. The Senior Financial Planner & Analyst will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial reporting, presentations, capital expenditure analysis and other projects requested by senior management. This function acts as an analytical engine of the company to provide insights to support business decision making. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning, Budgeting, & Forecasting

Supporting operating cost planning processes, including setting targets, communicating assumptions, coordinating budget preparation, challenging submissions, and seeking synergies upon consolidation.
Developing and maintaining financial models to enable timely and effective budgeting and forecasting in alignment with strategic goals.
Leading the analysis of financial information to determine present and future financial performance, including coordinating monthly reporting, quarterly forecasting and annual planning processes.

Financial Analysis

Providing analysis of accurate and timely financial reports, forecasts, budgets, and business cases and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
Providing analysis to support decision-making by identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting, and fiscal implications.
Challenging current ways of working, driving efficiencies and identifying operational improvement through analysis of financial plans, management information and performance.
Profitability analysis, including KPIs and dashboards to cover category and site profitability analysis
Partnering with various departments and leadership to provide guidance around reports, analytics, strategic plans, business plans, and targets.
Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual P&L analysis, Risk and Opportunity analysis, and bridge comments to shed insights into the business.
Identifying opportunities to streamline work and improve processes to drive effective data analytics and provide recommendations that will enable quality performance management discussions and better decision-making.
Supporting the monthly close consolidation process and preparing variance analysis and reporting of results for multiple business units globally.
Collecting, analyzing and managing quantitative data and creating meaningful reports to lead business improvement and cost reductions.
Working with data source providers and technology teams to ensure that key decision data is accurate, automated and timely.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required to obtain the necessary background in financial analysis, financial reporting and related technical aspects to accomplish the diverse scope of projects assigned.

SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Ability to build strong processes & manage the details
Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Ability to distil vast information/data down to key drivers and themes
Knowledge and experience with multi-entity ERP accounting software
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Power BI or equivalent BI tools a plus
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to motivate and clearly communicate with accounting and non-accounting professionals

PHYSICAL ABILITY
---Good or corrected vision

OTHER
Regular attendance and punctuality
Ability to work well with others
Ability to acquire new skills and to accommodate change in the workplace

Keywords: Gilson, Madison , Senior Financial Planner & Analyst, Professions , Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

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