Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

AP Professionals
April 23, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks, Suite 140


Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

AP has partnered with a publicly traded company, with over $1.0b in sales.  Our client is in search of an experienced professional to join their accounting and finance team.  The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager will be an integral part of the finance and accounting team and report to an Operations Controller. The FP&A Manager will assist with the preparation of monthly financial analysis materials and provide ad hoc analysis for the organization.

The is a highly visible position that will interact with senior management regularly, helping to provide and interpret results to aid in the formulation and execution of company strategy.  This position will be the captain of a growing team that will help transform the use of timely information sharing from and into the field.  The successful candidate will have direct input to the establishment and process set up, including system usage, of this function across the organization.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead corporate forecasting team which will include continuous rolling forecasting, annual budgeting process and long-term strategic forecasting.
  • Manage a team of 5 individuals who act as business partners supporting field leaders
  • Help drive key insights and analytics
  • Execute value-added analysis and provide decision support for special projects and initiatives
  • Execute continuous process improvement
  • Assist in developing finance and business presentations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • 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 and PowerPoint
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities

Competencies Required:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, with a concentration in Finance or Accounting,
  • MBA or other graduate degree in Finance related field, preferred
  • 10+ years in a corporate accounting or finance role
  • Demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis
  • Experience with financial planning and analysis functions, including annual budget, capital budgeting, long-term strategic planning and resource allocation processes


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