Financial Planning & Analysis Manager – Minneapolis, MN

Looking to join leading-edge and entrepreneurial company with a forward-thinking approach? This company, newly headquartered in the Minneapolis metro area, has a focus in the natural foods and products industry. Join a growing company with a strong financial backing and a team of highly experienced financial professionals, including a tenured industry CFO with a strong reputation and a deep understanding of best practices. Partner with executive leadership to help advance the goals of this company’s extensive product line.

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Job Description

The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will lead and support companywide financial planning, reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting. The FP&A Manager will work closely with executive and finance leadership to ensure flawless execution of our financial planning process while also partnering closely with the CFO to lead and develop the strategic planning process. In addition, the FP&A Manager will provide financial leadership for our Marketing organization.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Prepare, analyze, and review weekly, monthly and quarterly results and variance analysis relating to the overall performance of company strategies and the contribution to the company’s profitability Identify metrics to drive operational excellence and drive strategic priorities
  • Enhance scenario planning analysis and benchmarking capabilities
  • Create and drive value within businesses measured by profit improvement, lower cost and enhanced operational performance
  • Provide financial and change leadership by actively participating in business strategy planning, including necessary support to accomplish plans/strategy
  • Partners with Marketing leadership to build and track monthly, quarterly and annual spending plans
  • Develops analytics that helps company marketing leaders decide how to allocate resources to drive topline growth.
  • Partners closely with Center of Excellence and the cross-business/functional senior managers to play an active role in enhancing connectivity and communication
  • Participate in team reviewing, analyzing and compiling of corporate budgets
  • Develop insightful analyses and compelling, value-added reporting
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting
  • 5-10 years of experience within a Finance/Accounting function
  • Ability to operate in a highly focused, entrepreneurial environment and expected to challenge and influence business decisions based on fact based information and meaningful analytics
  • Detail oriented, with strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to initiate improvements in finance systems and process
  • Ability to understand a problem, structure the analysis needed to solve it and come up with innovative and insightful solutions and recommendations
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Result driven, open personality with a pro-active attitude
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel / Advanced financial modeling skills
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