• Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Staff Req. #
    HDQ 18-061
    # of Openings
    1
  • Position Summary

    The Finance Manager of Sales & Product Management FP&A is responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the company-wide Sales and Product Management financial planning, analysis and management reporting cycle for monthly close, monthly forecast, annual budget process, Board of Directors and Annual Operating Plan presentations, and the internal analysis of the company's financial performance.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Develop financial models and evaluate business proposals, working closely with the senior executive staff and department management across the organization.
    • Lead overall annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, and monthly closing processes related to Commercial Sales, Product Management and Marketing.
    • Act as the primary contact between Corporate Planning and the business segment finance support relative to financial planning, monthly reporting, forecasting, Board of Directors preparation, and other financial/operational data requests.
    • Lead the development of weekly/monthly reporting packages for the sales and product management teams.  Develop executive reporting packages to review results as compared to comparable periods.
    • Drive operational and financial performance through analysis of financial results and key performance indicators including orders visibility, pricing scenarios, margin analytics and product/segment profitability.
    • Partner with the executive leadership team making strategic decisions around margin optimization, pricing strategy, programs development and product rationalization.
    • Provide financial insight to the business through analytical insight, financial modeling, and other tools to aid in reaching the appropriate financial decisions for the business.
    • Coordinate long range financial planning processes/models across all business segments.
    • Lead FP&A finance integration efforts related to Sales, Marketing and Product Management.
    • Assists in ad hoc projects for the Finance Director, SVP President Global Sales, & Sales leadership where support is needed.
    • Partner with accounting staff and external auditors to ensure accuracy and integrity of company financial processes and statements.
    • Lead the career development and business support of two finance analysts.

    Skills and Education Required

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

     

    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university,
    • Four to six years planning and analysis or related experience
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience, with emphasis in Accounting and Finance
    • MBA or CPA preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
    • Strong financial modeling skills, especially income statement and cash flow information.
    • Experience with reporting financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Experience in leading and managing the budgeting/forecasting process.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Outstanding PC skills in Microsoft environment, including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation capabilities.
    • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, proven problem solving, leadership and interpersonal skills and be a proven team player, who is highly organized and achievement oriented.
    • Self-Starter able to handle multiple demands and competing priorities, detail oriented with exceptional analytical skills.
    • Ability to effectively present findings to senior management in a clear and concise manner.
    • Creative thinker with the capability to think out of the box.
    • Strong work ethic with a can-do attitude.
    • Must have the necessary experience, critical judgment skills and demonstrated effectiveness in delivering timely results, sometimes in the absence of complete data.
    • Experience working in a manufacturing company
    • Financial planning, analysis and reporting experience as well as supervisory experience.
    • Understanding of commercial markets and profitability analysis.
    • Ability to work closely with the finance and accounting staffs while driving a results-oriented culture and an atmosphere of accountability.  

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