Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Lake County, IL, US
Jan 03, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The primary objective of the Finance Manager is to provide financial leadership for the financial planning processes for US Commercial. The position will be responsible for providing financial analysis, recommendations and decision-making support to the Executive Staff by taking into account product line's market dynamics, market share, promotional resourcing for US Commercial and the related return on investment. This position is responsible for developing and implementing processes and procedures to facilitate accurate and timely consolidations of the Plan, Update, and LRP and other special projects for US Commercial.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Financial Planning -- Lead the planning process for US Commercial that ensures an accurate and timely integration of forecasting/sales, pricing, product marketing, market research and senior financial management level inputs to meet overall division/corporate calendar deadlines for annual Plan/Updates, and Long-Range Plans (LRPs). Provide recommendations to Sr. Management on planning key assumptions and analysis to explain Plan vs. Actual variances as well as business trends. This position will also be responsible for the overall FP&A functions and special projects, and will require a large amount of interface across senior management within the group and multiple functions within the Division.

Decision Support/Special Projects -- Provide analysis for adhoc or other business presentations that lend insight into key business drivers enabling operating management to adapt more appropriate tactics/strategy to meet the US Commercial's objectives. Actively participate in Aspire and help lead US Commercial organization transition into the future financial system.

Staff Development - Responsible for delegating to and coaching a staff of 3-4 employees to ensure an optimal level of support for the businesses supported. Additionally, will provide coaching and career development opportunities to sustain a high performing staff.


Position is responsible for consolidating the financial planning processes for approx. $20B in Sales and $15B in Division Margin for US Commercial. The position has responsibility for preparing and presenting accurate and complete Planning information to the Executive Staff, Global and Corporate Planning Groups. Additionally, the position will interface with multiple functions within the US Commercial and outside of US Commercial such as Operations, R&D, BTS, Corporate Planning and other Corporate Groups. Individual is expected to successfully perform responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation and autonomy.


  • Bachelors degree, preferably in accounting or finance.
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Experience supporting senior operating management required.
  • Multi-division experience and knowledge of the financial planning process.
  • Solid understanding of automated accounting systems, desktop productivity and mainframe accounting applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate across functions.
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve timely and accurate results.
  • Solid budgeting and cost accounting experience.
  • Experience working independently and in team environments and integrating activities across multiple functions and divisions.
  • Knowledge of rate development in a service and/or manufacturing environment beneficial.
  • Ability to identify process improvements and aptitude for continuous improvement and change.

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