Manager of FP&A

Location: Columbus, OH

Peerless Search Partners is assisting a Columbus, OH based client in their search for a Manager of FP&A. This is a fantastic opportunity with a rapidly growing company that is focused on leadership and career development!

Manages a broad range of corporate financial planning and analysis functions including budgeting, forecasting, long‐range planning support, reporting, expense management and insightful financial analyses development and generation. Performs financial modeling to measure and forecast potential impacts of capital investments and potential business development activities.

Core Responsibilities

·        Lead the analysis of financial information to determine present and future financial performance, including coordinating monthly reporting, supporting monthly close, cash flow projections, monthly forecasting, and annual budget process.

·        Analyzes internal financial information (profit loss accounts, financial statements, working capital, costs, prices, expenses, revenues, rates of return, etc.), providing key insights on trends in key performance indicators.

·        Assists in long-range financial planning processes and drives associated financial modeling.

·        Creates financial models to analyze various business opportunities and cost savings initiatives.

·        Serves as a financial business partner to senior leaders for their budgets (IT, Planning, Merchandising, HR, etc.) to help create an informed decision-making environment, effectively communicating financial information, driving continuous improvement and process transparency.

·        Prepare periodic P&L analysis, risk and opportunity analysis, and bridge comments to provide insights into business performance.

·        Ensure consistency between the operating strategy of the business unit and its financial forecasts.

·        Identify 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.

·        Support the monthly close consolidation process by preparing variance analysis and reporting of results for multiple business units.

·        Provide ad hoc reports and analyses as requested.

Qualifying Experience

·        Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Finance, Accounting, Business, etc.); Master’s Degree preferred (MBA, Finance, etc.).

·        4-6 years of related experience (FP&A, Financial Reporting, Finance Business Partner, etc.).

·        Expert level in PowerPoint, Excel, and data manipulation.

·        Experience in retail industry preferred.

·        Financial consulting and analysis skills, including ability to assess needs, identify issues, recommend alternatives, and implement change.

·        Proven corporate financial analysis skills, including a knowledge of financial business plans and processes.

·        Ability to present to & support senior leadership.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate financial concepts to non‐financial audiences, senior business partners / budget owners.

·        Demonstrated understanding of financial processes and systems.

·        Strong ability and experience in performing multiple concurrent tasks.

·        Ability to work independently and as a team leader.

·        May supervise FP&A analyst(s).

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